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Line of Departure Issue 79 Just About Ready to Go

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Comment by James Istvanffy on February 12, 2012 at 12:18am


How goes it?  We spoke a few years back about republishing Seige of Jerusalem; any progress on that front.  I instruct a course at the University of Calgary called Jerusalem - but its focus is on the destrction of the second Temple in 70 AD.  Keep in touch.

Comment by Jim Werbaneth on December 25, 2009 at 10:17pm
To all the readers and fans of Line of Departure...

Merry Christmas from the Line of Departure staff, and all the groupies who hang around the World Headquarters!
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on August 11, 2009 at 11:24am
Thanks Tony!
Comment by Tony on August 11, 2009 at 9:11am
Congratulations on your 3rd consecutive Charles S. Roberts Award!
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on August 10, 2009 at 9:18am
Well, I just got the official word...

Line of Departure won the Charles S. Roberts Award as the best amateur magazine for the third year in a row.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on January 1, 2009 at 12:24am
From everyone here at the Line of Departure world wide headquarters, and our branch offices across the globe, Happy New Year!
Comment by Rince on December 28, 2008 at 10:38am
Hi Jim,
you might update the adress to your web-site. The one in the header doesn't work anymore.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on June 15, 2008 at 6:15pm
Here's some news about what I expect to be coming up in next Line of Departure: click here.

If you'd like an advanced clue, "Achtung, u-boot!"
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on May 13, 2008 at 3:40pm
Right now I'm working hard on the next issue of the magazine. This year I've been busy with development work for Turning Point Simulations and Lock 'n Load, as well as the usual commitments of a halfway normal life. Look to for my article on Lock 'n Load's upcoming reprint of Britain Stands Alone, in Line of Fire Issue 2.

As it stands now, the lead article will be a review of Joseph Miranda's Manila '45 from Strategy & Tactics.

I'm also working up an analysis of the Mongols, and how they play in Devil's Horsemen. That will probably be one of the next issue's features, and if not, it will be published soon.

Right now, my plan is to get the magazine out the door by Memorial Day. Stay tuned for more details.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on April 14, 2008 at 2:59pm
If you want free material, here it is. I just uploaded two new articles to Line of Departure/The Wargamer.

One is a review of Larry Bond's Harpoon - Commander's Edition, the latest iteration of Harpoon Classic, my favorite computer game of all time. The other looks at stereotypical banana republic fun and profit in Tropico, which is really a pretty good game if not a wargame per se. You can read about that one here.

As always, please let me know what you think.

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