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Panzerfaust #53

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In 1972 Don Greenwood was hired by Avalon Hill as editor for their magazine, the General. The magazine that had brought him to their attention was sold to Don Lowry, who took over as of issue #53.

This is a searchable scanned PDF of the original issue (without the game insert) from May/June 1972. (Note that there are a couple of pages where the text gets cut off a little, this was in the original printing.)

Panzerfaust was an amateur 'zine, but was growing up into the semi-pro leagues at this point, having graduated from mimeographs to actual offset printing.

Line of Communications: Editorial
Wargamer of the Month: Don Greenwood
Western PanzerBlitz Revisited * Paul Mills
Assorted Comments On Western PanzerBlitz * Roy Easton
More Western PanzerBlitz * Roy Easton
Forgotten Military Vehicles * Tom Wham
Fuhrer Directive 33 * E. Gary Gygax
Wargamer's Guide To the ACW, Part II * Don Lowry
The Battle of New Orleans * Larry Schmidt
Midway Island * R. W. Garbisch [rules]
The Ship With Guts * Damian Housman
The Super Battleship * Kevin Muyzinski
Fall Barbarossa Review * George Phillies
Blue and Gray * E. Gary Gygax
The Great Debate * Lou Zocchi, Gary Gygax, and Tom Clarke
Diplomacy: Russia’s Northern Offensive * Rod Walker
Warfare In Miniature: The Battle Report of the USS Franklin * David L. Arneson
Blunderovsky Blows the Battle of Moscow * Mark Swanson
Design Analysis: Nuclear Destruction * Harold Totten
Thumbnail Analysis
Pass In Review * Donald Greenwood
Reconnaissance In Force
Mail Call

Also, as a 'value add', there is an extra page with observations and some commentary on just where things were in 1972.

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