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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 15

The Europa Magazine #15 - Cover

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

The Europa Magazine #14 - Cover

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

The Europa Magazine 11

The Europa Magazine #11 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #11 – Cover

Published January/February 1990

Contents:

  • “NEWS FROM GRD” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “INSIDE EUROPA” (Discussion) John Astell
  • “FROM THE EDITOR” (Editorial) Rick Gayler
  • “The Second Australian Imperial Force” (Historical) Stuart Lee
  • “Yougoslav Royal Air Force” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “First Impression: Second Front” (Commentary) Rick Gayler (Second Front)
  • “Touring the Europa Seashore with Occasional Excursions Further Afield (Norway)” (Historical) A.E. Goodwin
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls: Design Update” (Designer Notes) Jeff Millefoglie (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • “Computer Assisted Europa” (Commentary) Mark van Rokel
  • “RULES COURT” (Discussion) Rick Gayler
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa News 10

Published Nov-Dec 1989

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Inside Europa: The US OOB” (Historical) John Astell
  • “Facts behind the Counters – (U.S. Army Replacements)” (Historical) Shelby Stanton (Second Front)
  • “Touring the Europa Seashore” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • “Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana” (Historical) Harold Andrews (Second Front)
  • “Soviet Guards” (Historical) John Astell (Scorched Earth)
  • “Forward … March (A Reevaluation of March Rates in Europa)” (Historical) Duane Romfoe
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa News 9

Published Sep-Oct 1989

Content:

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Facts behind the Counters – Inside Europa – United States OB)” (Historical) Shelby Stanton and John Astell
  • “War Plans and the 1941 Kremlin Wargame ” (Historical) Louis Rotundo
  • “The Spanish Civil War” (Historical) John Gee
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Rick Gayler
  • “More First Divisions: The French” (Historical) David Hughes (The Fall of France)
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership

The Europa News 8

The Europa Magazine #8 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #8 – Cover

July/August 1989

  • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Inside Europa (Commentary – Variant) John Astell
  • “German RR Engineers Part II” (Historical) John Astell
  • “Facts behind the Counters – The German Wehrkreise System” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “Rules Court” (Discussion) Ben Knight
  • “The Italian First Infantry Division” (Historical) Michael K Parker
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “Europafest” (Commentary) Tom Johnson

The Europa News 7

The Europa Magazine #7 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #7 – Cover

Published May/June 1989

Contents:

  • “News from GR/D”
  • “Rails through the Russias” (Variant Discussion) John Astell (Scorched Earth)
  • “Facts Behind the Counters – German Division staffs” (Historical) Shelby Stanton
  • “The Kalmuck Cavalry Corps” (Historical) Franklyn G. Prieskop (Scorched Earth)
  • “Inside Europa” (Commentary) John Astell
  • Grand Europa Report” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Russian Tactical Doctrine (’41/Spring ’42)” (Strategy) Roy Lane  (Scorched Earth)
  •  “The Russian Artillery is Hotter than Hell” Charles Sharp (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth)
  • “RULES COURT” (Discussion) Ben Knight
  • “EXchange” (Commentary) Readership
  • “The Battle for Kiev” (Historical) Timothy O’Shenko
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