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The Crusades: Europe was nearing the peak of the High Middle Ages in the late eleventh century. A growing population supported not only rapid expansion of arable land, but the growth of cities that in turn fostered trade and the arts. In addition to massive cultural changes, the wars had an enormous impact on the conduct of warfare. Joseph Miranda covers that impact in the context of the period's battles and campaigns. The magazine is richly illustrated with maps, diagrams, weapons, and images of people and events. [Forum]
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This 75th Anniversary Edition periodical (non-game item) features the invasion day itself being examined beach-by-beach, unit-by-unit, but always with an eye on the bigger picture. Maps and images support each part of the story. Final chapters cover the ensuing battle for the beachhead and the breakout into central France. A map poster is included depicting the entire invasion on one side and a detailed order of battle for all Allied forces on the reverse. [Forum]
Line of Departure Issue 82 is now available. The lead review is of Forgotten Legions from Compass Games, with analyses of Ring of Fire (Moments in History), Oil War ( SPI), Acre (Decision Games), and Tobruk (Avalon Hill). [Forum]
LnLP has signed writer Brad Smith to do series of novels for our WaW85 series. Brad has a writing collection of military stories we highly recommend you try out. Brad is also a game designer and has recently released NATO Air Commander by Hollandspiele.
first issue of Hexes and Soldiers Magazine. The 38 page periodical in hardcopy format is sold out, but the pdf is available and includes articles by Shayne Logan, Adam Starkweather, Stuka Joe, Sean Chick, and Jason Kruse.
Now in full color, don't miss out on this independent gaming review journal that features articles on military history, game play and variants, game reviews, commentary, interviews with gaming personalities, and insight from game designers and developers. [Forum]