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Battleplan was an ambitious magazine devoted to providing variants, scenarios, and articles on game strategy for wargaming products by a variety of publishers.  

Published between 1987 and 1989, the magazine had a great deal of content to appeal to war gamers, including articles and materials for Ambush!,
Squad Leader, Advanced Squad Leader, Up Front, and many other games. 

The periodical lasted nine issues, before it was folded into the Wargamer, Volume 2 periodical.

In this inaugural issue, published in March/April 1987, the contents include:


  • Letter from the Editior
  • Squad Leader Scenarios - "One if by Air, Two if by Sea" and "Blunting the Spearhead"
  • Solitaire Up Front - Flamethrower Defense Scenario
  • Overlord 1943 - Variant for AH Fortress Europa (includes countersheet insert)
  • Battle for Leyte - Scenario for SSG Carriers at War
  • A House Restored - Rules variants for GDW A House Divided (part 1 of 3)
  • The Russian Campaign - Political variants for AH Russian Campaign (includes countersheet insert)
  • Holding the Line - Scenario for Task Force's Armor at Kursk
  • Field Marshal - Variant situation cards and weather effects for Jedko Games Field Marshal by John Edwards (includes card inserts)
  • Combat Cards II - Escalation variant for Yaquinto WWII card game
  • Warlords of the World - Tournament scenario contest for Panther game Warlords
  • Quick and Dirty Variants - Collection of variants for World in Flames, Third Reich, and Operation Konrad
  • Solo Wargames
  • Gamer’s Guide Classified Ads
  • Writer’s Guidelines

Inserts: Fortress Europa Variant “Overlord ’43” Countersheet, Russian Campaign II Variant Counters, Field Marshal Variant Situation Cards, Charles Roberts and H.G. Wells Award Ballot, "One if by Air, Two if by Sea" and "Blunting the Spearhead" Squad Leader Scenarios.

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