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From the Archives

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.

Another one bites the Dust

Some days ago, while expanding the “Europa Online” page, I noticed the “one Week Europa” crowd also joined the landowners: The website is offline, and as with most things Europa, I doubt they’ll be back any time soon. My updating frenzy of the last weeks is slowly coming to an end (not because of lack of ideas or material, though). For the future I might slowly broaden the outlook of this website to maybe include some successor projects to sad Europa, lest this website becomes a purely historical documentation about some dead game.  Then again, I might have trouble updating for some weeks anyway, so don’t expect too much. Latest so far:

  1. Individual pages for The Grenadier. I maybe will add a vidual index like the one for TEM at some point.
  2. Speaking of TEM: Finished the TEM visual index and added TOCs for every issue.
  3. Started adding a reference section to most games with a list of articles about or with scenarios for the respective game, compare the entries for “Fire in the East” for example. Still loads to do, as always.
  4. Eric Pierce sent a new version of his Updated OB for the Soviets in AWW, so I replaced the download and the page.

Still working on: Uploading and linking some custom game charts made by Ken Newall for his awesome FWtBT-report, and adding more turns to the ME/ER-report by Greg Bartels.

The Europa Magazine 71

The Europa Magazine #71 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #71 – Cover

(Vol.XIII, No.1, 2000)


The Europa Magazine 70

The Europa Magazine #70 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #70 – Cover

(Vol.XII, No.6, 1999)


  • “Company Briefing: End of the Year” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor:  Back to the Ostfront, You!” (Editorial) David Lippman
  • “Inside Europa:  Total War Ramblings” (Designer Notes) John Astell (Total War)
  • “Battlefield Report:  Total War “Pre-Test” Report” (Discussion/Series Replay) Jason Long (Total War)
  • Europa Battle Scenario: Battle for the Baltics – 1944” (Scenarios) Bradley Skeen (Scorched Earth)
  • Europa as History: The Soviets Clear the Baltics” (Historical) Bradley Skeen
  • “Battlefield Report: Diary of a Raw Recruit – The Battle for Kiev, 1943” (Series Replay) Steve Bristow (Scorched Earth)
  • Europa Aloft: Romanian Hodge Podge – The IAR 80 and IAR 81” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Rules Court: Fire in the East Questions” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay (Fire in the East)
  • “Historical Background: The NKVD in Europa” (Historical) Rich C. Velay
  • “Facts behind the Counters: The Chinese Navy in War of Resistance” (Historical) Mark Royer (War of Resistance)
  • WOR Notes: Hong Kong Q&A – Questions and Answers for the War of Resistance Battle Scenario” (Discussion) Alan Philson, Keith Pardue and Mark Royer (War of Resistance)
  • “Play Aids: The Damned Die Hard Counter Reproductions” (Insert) (The Damned Die Hard)

The Europa Magazine 69

The Europa Magazine #69 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #69 – Cover

(Vol.XII, No.5, 1999)


  • “Company Briefing: It’s No Dice” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: Winston Churchill” (Editorial) Peter Robbins
  • “Inside Europa: The British Bastions and other Q&A” (Discussion) John Astell (War in the Desert)
  • Battlefield Report: Wavell’s War at Europafest” (Series Replay) Patrick Haugh (Wavell’s War)
  • “Progress Report: East Africa Project” (Designer Notes) Frank Watson (Wavell’s War)
  • “Battlefield Report: East Africa at Europafest” (Series Replay) Patrick Haugh (Wavell’s War)
  • “Battlefield Report: Wavell’s War – Thoughts from an Axis Commander” (Strategy) John K. Sheldon (Wavell’s War)
  • “Biography: Britain’s most famous traitor – Lord Haw-Haw, a.k.a. William Joyce” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “Historical Background: British Infantry Weapons” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • Europa Battle Scenario: Operation Dichtung – The German Invasion of Ireland, September 1940” (Scenarios) Arnaud Delaunay (Their Finest Hour)
  • “Orders of Battle: The Indian Army in Europa” (Historical) David Hughes
  • Europa Side Trips: Brave Indians” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • Europa Aloft:  The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • Europa Side Trips: Gremlins/The Playing Fields of Harrow/Sir Richard O’Connor” (Historical) Uncredited/Peter M. Robbins/David H. Lippman
  • “The Facts Behind the Counters: The Royal Artillery in 1939” (Historical) Alan Philson
  • The Great War Times: Inside the Great War” (Discussion) Eric Pierce (March to Victory)
  • The Great War Times: Field Report” (Series Replay) Eric Pierce (March to Victory)
  • The Great War Times: Rules Q&A” (Discussion) Eric Pierce (March to Victory)
  • The Great War Times: Gas” (Historical) Eric Pierce
  • The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)


The Europa Magazine 68

The Europa Magazine #68 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #68 – Cover

(Vol.XII, No.4, 1999)


  • “Company Briefing: Attitude is Everything” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: Times are Always Changing” (Editorial) Frank Watson
  • “Battlefield Report: Still Tolls the Bell: Our For Whom the Bell Tolls Replay Concludes” (Series Replay) Friedrich Helferrich with Elias Nordling (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • Europa Contest: The Asturian Gambit” (Contest) Fred Helferrich and Carlos A. Perez Melon (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • “Battlefield Report: War Begins in Europe: A First to Fight Replay” (Series Replay) Cory S. Manka (First to Fight)
  • Europa Aloft: Poland’s Little Known Elk – The PZL P.37 Los” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Play Aids: First to Fight Counter Reproductions” (Insert) (First to Fight)
  • “Historical Background: The Chinese Air Force in 1937” (Historical) Mark Royer
  • “Rules Court: War of Resistance Errata” (Errata) Mark Royer (War of Resistance)
  • “Rules Court War of Resistance Q&A” (Discussion) Mark Royer and Rich Velay (War of Resistance)
  • The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

The Europa Magazine 67

The Europa Magazine #67 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #67 – Cover

(Vol.XII, No.3, 1999)


  • “Origins Report:Europafest Lite” (Commentary) Frank Watson
  • “From the Editor: Into the Woods” (Editorial) David H. Lippman
  • “The Way opf the Accountant: Holding the Westwall” (Strategy) Rich C. Velay (Second Front)
  • “Battlefield Report: Second Front Combined Operations – Some Plans from our Game” (Series Replay) Jeff White (Second Front)
  • “Home Front: Invasion! They’re Coming! – Frequently!!!” (Commentary) Merv Tierney (Second Front)
  • “Historical Background: Behind the Bulge” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • Europa Battle Scenario: The Battle of the Bulge – December 1944-January 1945” (Scenarios) James A. Broshot and Eric Pierce (Second Front)
  • Europa Side Trips: The Ultimatum” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • Europa Side Trips: At the Movies” (Historical)
  • “Home Front – Clash of Titans: Winterfest Report I” (Commentary) Greg Sarnecki (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/Second Front/Balkan Front/First to Fight/A Winter War)
  • “Battlefield Report: Winterfest Report II” (Commentary) Ron Shown (Fire in the East/Scorched Earth/Second Front/Balkan Front/First to Fight/A Winter War)
  • Europa Aloft: Almost A Bridesmaid – The Douglas A-26 Invader” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  • “Counterbattery: Castor and Pollux of the Waffen-SS – SS-Panzergrenadier Brigades 49 and 51” (Commentary) Jason Long (Second Front)
  • “Operations: A Sense of Proportion” (Strategy) [Peter Robbins
  • “Battlefield Report: NTO Replay” (Series Replay) Dean Moon and Mark Royer (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Rules Court: Questions and Answers Second Front, War in the Desert, For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay (Second Front/War in the Desert/For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • Europa Side Trips: The Malmedy Massacre” (Historical) David H. Lippman
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)


The Europa Magazine 66

The Europa Magazine #66 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #66 – Cover

(Vol.XII, No.2, 1999)


  • “Company Briefing: Embellishments” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “From the Editor: “Thalassa! Thalassa!” (The sea, the sea!)” (Editorial) Peter Robbins
  • “Facts behind the Counters: The Hungarians in Barbarossa” (Historical) Jason Long
  • “Historical Background: New Zealand Errata and Bibliography” (Historical) Stefan Farelly
  • “Orders of Battle: The Romanian Armed Forces – 1939-1945” (Historical) Bradley Skeen
  •  “Europa Campaign Scenario: The Golden Fleece – Rommel in the Caucasus” (Scenarios) Bradley Skeen (Scorched Earth/The Urals/A Winter War/War in the Desert)
  •  “Historical Background: Operation Tanne – Axis Conditional Reinforcements in Scorched Earth” (Historical) Sven-Ake Bengtsson (Scorched Earth)
  •  “Europa Variant: Graziani’s Offensive Revisited” (Variant) Brian O’Connor (War in the Desert)
  • Europa At Sea: The Oldest and the Youngest – German “Bs” and “CVs”” (Historical) Dave Tinny
  •  “Battlefield Report: Storm Over Scandinavia” (Series Replay) Peter Ljungberg (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  •  “Rules Court: Sick or Slick? Siege Guns Over the White Cliffs of Dover” (Discussion) Peter Robbins (Second Front)
  • “Play Aids: Special Operation Planning Sheet” (Insert)
  • Europa Aloft: The Last Polish Fighter: The P.Z.L. P.24” (Historical) James A. Broshot
  •  “A Winter War: More Additions for A Winter War” (Variant) Gary Stagliano (A Winter War)
  •  “Rules Court: Q&A – Balkan Front to Brandenburgers” (Discussion) Rich C. Velay (Balkan Front/Storm Over Scandinavia/Second Front/Fire in the East)
  • “The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)


The Europa Magazine 65

The Europa Magazine #65 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #65 – Cover

(Vol.XII, No.1, 1999)


  • “Company Briefing:  Now It’s 1999” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
  • “Designers Note’s: Narvik from the Europa game – Storm Over Scandinavia” (Designer Notes) Winston Hamilton (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Inside Europa: Storm Over Scandinavia: Increased Allied Capabilities” (Variant) John Astell and A. E. Goodwin (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • Europa Side Trips: Storm Over Scandinavia: Nordic Counter Colors” (Designer Notes) A. E. Goodwin (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Facts behind the Counters: French and Polish Units in Narvik” (Historical) Jean-Guy Rathe (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Historical Background: The North Atlantic Outposts in World War II” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • “Orders of Battle: Allied Forces in Iceland” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • Grand Europa Battle Scenario: Operation Icarus – Battling for Iceland, Germany vs. Britain (and possibly America), July – October 1940” (Scenarios) A. E. Goodwin (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Mapping Europa: A Quick Tour Around Iceland” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • “Play Aids: Grand Europa Map – Iceland” (Insert) (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Play Aids: 4 Hour War Color Countersheet” (Insert) (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  •  “A Soviet Response to the Finn Judgement” (Commentary) Sam Dahman (A Winter War)
  • “Historical Background: The Swedish Armed Forces in WW II Part I – The Navy” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • Narvik Expansion Module: The Four-Hour War – Expanding Narvik to include Denmark and the Danish Armed Forces” (Variant) A. E. Goodwin and Winston Hamilton (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Historical Background: The Swedish Armed Forces in WW II Part II – The Air Force” (Historical) A. E. Goodwin
  • “Play Aids: Play Accessory for NARVIK” (Insert) (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • “Play Aids: Storm Over Scandinavia Counter Inventory” (Insert) (Storm Over Scandinavia)
  • The Reader Always gets the Last Word: EXchange” (Commentary)

The Europa Magazine 64

The Europa Magazine #64 - Cover

The Europa Magazine #64 – Cover

(Vol.XI, No.6, 1998)

Note: This was a 25th Anniversary Special edition of the Europa Magazine containing reprints of various Europa magazines/newsletters first issue)


  • GDW Newsletter 1
    • “Europa revisionism” (Commentary) Unknown
    • “Operation Taifun: The German March on Leningrad and Moscow” (Scenario) Gary Stagliano (Drang Nach Osten! )
  • T.O – issue 1
    • “Spain and Portugal review” (Review) Bill Stone (Spain and Portugal)
    • “Congress Shall Make No Law” (Commentary) Unknown
    • “Operation Felix: Scenario, Commentary” (Scenario, Commentary) Bill Stone (Spain and Portugal)
    • “Spain and Portugal: Historical Background” (Historical) Bill Stone (Spain and Portugal)
    • “Unofficial” (Variant) Unknown (Spain and Portugal)
    • “Errata” answers by John Astell (Spain and Portugal)
    • “The Canary Islands” (Historical) Shelby Stanton (Spain and Portugal)
    • “Torch: A Prospectus” (Commentary) Unknown (Torch)
  • The Europa Newsletter 1 – Note: reprint of The Europa Newsletter 1, also reprinted in The Europa Newsletter 1-4 Special Reprint
    • “From the Editor” (Commentary) Ben Knight
    • “News from GR/D” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton
    •  “US 1st infantry Division” (Historical) John Astell (Torch/Second Front)
    • “Red Desert – adding the Red Army to War in the Desert” (Scenario) John Astell (The Near East)
  • The Grenadier – issue 1
  • Nuts & Bolts – issue 1
  • – “Company Briefing: Twelve games in ’98!” (Commentary) Winston Hamilton


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