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The Wargamer Volume 2 - Issue 5

The Wargamer Volume 2 - Issue 5

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The Wargamer Volume 2 was created in 1987 by Decison Games and Keith Poulter, following a decision to revive the original The Wargamer magazine title by converting Moves into the old title.

Volume 2 of The Wargamer printed articles on games by a variety of publishers, and published a series of anthologies of various categories of wargames, giving a historical look at the development of the wargaming hobby through the lens of its collective published works.  An effort was made to focus articles on games released by Strategy & Tactics.

The Wargamer Volume 2 provided much for modern tactical wargaming fans such as ASL scenarios, scenarios for Sniper/Hetzer, and an article on tactics for the relatively obscure Iron Cross game that S&T had published. There were also reviews of the many tactical level games published during the brief run of the magazine, including computer titles.

The Wargamer Volume 2 was published for 25 issues, ceasing its run in the winter of 1990.

In this issue, the contents are:

Issue #5, March 1988

Cover Feature: Lee vs Grant

Critical Analysis of Wargame Graphics: Rodger MacGowan

Further Variations on a Theme – Dunkirk 1940, Southwall 1944, etc.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Computer Wargames

A New Publisher and Editor for The Wargamer

Tactical Tips – Knights of Justice

Once More Into the Breech – North German Plain

Replay – Invasion of Nicaragua: Victory Games Central America


On the Production Spiral – Horse Soldiers

Novice vs Veteran – Retreat and Advance After Combat

Moves Challenge – The Perfect Move?

Scenario – War to End Wars: The Last Year

Scenario #19 – Shot & Shell: Siege of Vicksburg

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