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Thanks to the kind help of Europa veteran Jim Broshot, I was able to add an article index for the original Europa Newsletter published by GDW in 1976-78 to the library. The references also have been added to the pages of DNO and Narvik, respectively. For you, that means another little glimpse at Europa history, for me, it means finally learning who exactly the first fifty buyers of Drang nach Osten really were.

The Europa Magazine 20

The Europa Magazine #20 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #20 – Cover

Published July/August 1991

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Convention Report: One gamer’s Impression of Origins and Europafest III” (Commentary) Mark Pitcavage
  • “Czech ’38 Playtest Report” (Game Replay) Jason Long
  • “Situation Report” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “It’s How you play the Game: Spanish Torch Battle Report” (Game Replay) Ben Knight (Torch/Spain, Europa Play Aids Kit 5)
  • “More Italian Divisional Histories” (Historical) Michael K. Parker
  • “Supermarina II: The Beta Playtest of Naval Warfare in the Med” (Variant) Tom Johnson and Joe Hayes (Western Desert/Torch/Balkan Front)
  • “Computer Europa: The Excitement of Face-to-Face with Electronic Warfare” (Discussion) Roy Lane
  • “Who Gets Memel?: An Europa Historian Ponders the Future of Europe” (Historical) Peter Robbins
  • “Rules Court: Question and Aswers to Europa Games” (Discussion) (Scorched Earth/Balkan Front)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Allied Combined Chart” (Play Aid) (Narvik)

The Europa Magazine 19

The Europa Magazine #19 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #19 – Cover

Published MAY-JUN 1991

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Situation Report: From the Contributing Editor” (Commentary) Mark Pitcavage
  • “This Issue’s Tricks” (Strategy) Rick Gayler (Scorched Earth)
  • “Inside Europa: Rails Through the Russias” (Variant Discussion) John Astell (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/The Urals)
  • “Facts behind the Counters (NATO Symbology) – Continued” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “It’s how you play the Game: Olive Picking – A Greek Setup to Upset the Italians” (Strategy) Ben Knight (Balkan Front)
  • “Gaming by Phone” (Commentary) Peter Robbins
  •  “The Flames of Baku: An Europa Air Scenario” (Variant Discussion) Frank Watson (The Near East/Scorched Earth/Fire in the East/The Fall of France/Balkan Front)
  • “The Caucasus Raids: Anglo-French Plans Against the Soviet Oil Fields” (Historical) Frank Watson
  • “A Fix for Arkhangelsk” (Variant Discussion) Harold Andrews (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/The Urals)
  • “Italian Divisional Histories” (Historical) Michael K. Parker
  •  “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (War in the Desert, Scorched Earth)
  • “Foreign EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 18

The Europa Magazine #18 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #18 – Cover

Published MAR-APR 1991

Contents:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Situation Report: From the Editor” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “Inside Europa: Grand Europa Material for Balkan Front” (Variant Discussion) John Astell (Balkan Front)
  • “Facts behind the Counters (NATO Symbology)” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “It’s how you play the Game: Tunisian Thunder” (Strategy) Jean-Guy Rathe (Torch)
  • “Europa Online: Looking Ahead to Grand Europa” (Discussion) Roy Lane
  • “In the Center of it All” (Strategy) Carleton T. Lum, III (Scorched Earth)
  • Grand Europa Combat and Terrain Effects Chart” (Variant Discussion) Victor Hauser (Grand Europa)
  • “Up Front with Task Force Johnson: Inside the Task Force at Origins ’90” (Variant Discussion) Graham Stephens
  • “The Iraqi Petroleum Company: Pipelines Through the Near East” (Historical) Frank Watson (The Near East)
  • “Plan Y?: Because We Like It” (Strategy) Mark Pitcavage (Balkan Front)
  • “Magerrata” (Discussion) GR/D Staff
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Scorched Earth)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 17

The Europa Magazine #17 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #17 – Cover

Published JAN-FEB 1991

Contents;

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Inside Europa: More New Rules for Use with Balkan Front” (Variant Discussion) John Astell (Balkan Front)
  • “Facts behind the Counters: An Introduction to the Origin of Europa Symbology” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • Supermarina: Naval Operations in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations” (Variant) Winston Hamilton (Torch/Western Desert/Balkan Front/The Fall of France/Spain and Portugal)
  • “War in the East: The final Chapter – German Tactics in 1941” (Strategy) Roy Lane (Fire in the East)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Scorched Earth)

The Europa Magazine 16

The Europa Magazine #16 - Cover (real look)

The Europa Magazine #16 – Cover (real look)

Published Nov-Dec 1990

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing: How Do You Make a Wargame?” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Situation Report: From The Editor” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “Facts behind the counters: Gottscheer Hochland” (Historical) Shelby Stanton (Balkan Front)
  • “It’s how you play the game: Western Desert Campaign Report – Testing the New Desert Options” (Series Replay) Ben Knight (Western Desert)
  • “Balkan Front: Terrain Effects Chart” (Insert) (Balkan Front)
  • “Marita-Merkur and Balkan Front : Map Comparison” (Insert) (Marita-Merkur/Balkan Front)
  • “(Balkan Front): Combat Results Table” (Insert) (Balkan Front)
  • “Designer’s Notes: Balkan Front Designer’s Notes” (Designer Notes) John Astell (Balkan Front)
  • “Inside Europa: Balkan Chronology 1939-41” (Historical) John Astell
  • “Balkan Front: Play Notes” (Series Replay) Rick Gayler (Balkan Front)
  • “Answerts to the unit symbol test” (Contest)
  • “A Lexicon of Europa abbreviations: An Accumulation of Europa Acronyms” (Discussion) Tom Johnson
  • “Narvik – A commentary: Errata, Addenda, and Rambling Commentary” (Errata/Commentary) Kevin Boylan (Narvik)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Axis and Allied Victory Point Scorecards” (Insert) (Balkan Front)

The Europa Magazine 15

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The Europa Magazine #15 – Cover

Published SEP-OCT 1990

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Situation Report: From the Editor” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  •  “German play in 1941 Part II: Army Group North and the Leningrad Campaign” (Strategy) Roy Lane (Fire in the East)
  • “Facts behind the Counters: Into the Balkans with Division Nr. 188” (Historical) Shelby Stanton (Balkan Front)
  • “Computer Europa” (Discussion) Roy Lane
  • “Europafest II Report” (Commentary) Deen Wood
  • “German Interwar economic policies in the East” (Historical) Deen Wood
  • “The Hungarian First Division” (Historical) Michael K. Parker
  • “Making Tracks on the Blue: A Secondary Road System for Western Desert” (Variant Discussion) Frank Watson (Western Desert)
  • “Enter Rommel: Designer’s Notes” (Designer Notes) Frank Watson (Western Desert)
  • “Enter Rommel” (Scenarios) Frank Watson (Western Desert)
  • “Just Deserts: Strategy in Western Desert” (Strategy) Mark Pitcavage (Western Desert)
  • “The First Romanian Infantry Division” (Historical) Michael K. Parker
  • “More missing Europa units: The Royal Marines” (Historical) David Hughes
  • “Air return: A Proposal” (Variant Discussion) Victor Hauser
  • “Swiss fortifications” (Historical) Randy Moffat (The Fall of France)
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Scorched Earth)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 14

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The Europa Magazine #14 – Cover

Published JUL-AUG 1990

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Situation Report: From the Editor” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “Inside Europa” (Designer Notes) John Astell (Second Front)
  • “German Play in 1941: Part One” (Strategy) Roy Lane (Fire in the East)
  • “A Hitchhikers Guide to the Urals: Or How to Spell “Magnitogorsk”” (Commentary) Mark Pitcavage (The Urals)
  • “Updating the new desert options” (Variant Discussion) Ben Knight & John Astell (Western Desert)
  • “The Europa Almanac: Commentary, Corrections, and Addenda” (Commentary) Jim Burnett & Fred Helfferich
  • “The Europa Almanac: Country Index” (Commentary) John Astell
  • “Franco’s armed forces in the Spanish Civil War” (Historical) John Gee
  • “Ice, Snow, and General Mannerheim” (Scenarios) Peter Robbins (Fire in the East)
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Torch, Scorched Earth)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa Magazine 13

The Europa Magazine #13 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #13 – Cover

Published MAY-JUN 1990

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Situation report” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “Hints on play: A Duel In The Desert” (Strategy) Peter Robbins (Western Desert)
  • “Facts behind the counters (German Designations Part II)” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “Midnight at the Oasis” (Variant Discussion) Frank Watson (Western Desert)
  •  “Showdown in the Balkans: Marita-Merkur Strategy” (Strategy) Mark Pitcavage (Marita-Merkur)
  • “The Greek Airforce at War” (Historical) Jason Long
  •  “Kasserine Crisis” (Scenarios) Deen Wood & Michael Parker (Torch)
  •  “Scorched Earth play balance” (Discussion) Readership (Scorched Earth)
  • “Touring the Europa seashore (Finland)” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • “Still marching…! (More March Rates in Europa)” (Historical) Duane Romfoe
  • “Unanswered qwuestions of World War II: The Stalin Peace Initiative of 1941” (Historical) Louis Rotundo
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler  (Marita-MerkurWar in the Desert)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Europafest II Progress report #3” (Commentary) Mark Swenholt

The Europa Magazine 12

The Europa Magazine #12 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #12 – Cover

Published MAR-APR 1990

Content:

  • “GR/D Briefing” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Situation Report” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “It’s how you play the game: Constructive Engineer Operations (Hints on How to Play Europa)” (Strategy) Tom Johnson (Scorched Earth)
  • “Computer assisted Europa” (Discussion) Mark van Roekel
  • “Inside Europa” (Designer Notes) John Astell (Second Front)
  • “Facts behind the Counters (German Designations)” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “Soviet Guards – Part II” (Historical) John Astell (Scorched Earth)
  • “Hexagon War: Strategy and the Europa System” (Strategy) Mark Pitcavage
  • “Touring the Europa seashore with occasional excursions further afield (Sweden)” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • “The SPanish Army at the end of the monarchy” (Historical) John Gee
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Rules court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler (Scorched Earth)
  • “Europafest II” (Commentary) Mark Swenholt
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