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Current Issue Includes:
Return to the Third World War: A Review of the GMT Games Edition of MBT
Fictional Battles, Fictional Game: Battalion-Level Battles of World War III, in Dawn’s Early Light
Line of Departure Support: Anti-Aircraft Counters for Avalon Hill’s Victory in the Pacific
by Rev. Jack A. Werth
Raiders of the China Seas: Additional Scenarios for Avalanche Press’ U.S. Navy Plan Orange
Second Front Now!: The Campaign in the West, in Fortress Europa
Guns in the Forest: The Climactic Battle of Pontiac’s Rebellion, in The Battle of Bushy Run
Line of Departure is also enhanced by Line of Departure Online Features. Be sure to check in for free articles, scenarios, supplements and player's aids.
The eightieth issue of Line of Departure is being printed right now. The lead review is of Javier Romero's Islamic State: Libya War, and he contributes a preview of his upcoming Islamic State:Syria too.
Next, there's an article that I wanted to write for a long time. It is an analysis of Freedom in the Galaxy as a game of insurgency and counterinsurgency, a model of revolution as understood in the real world but placed in a science fiction milieu. Another article covers strategy…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2017 at 9:00am
Does anyone want to take an online course on the Civil War, starting on May 22, and last ten weeks, through La Roche College? I'm the professor, and the textbook is James McPherson's Battlecry of Freedom. There would be no paper, and the grading is on ten discussion boards and two exams. To get the three college credits, you'd have to register at La Roche College as a student. It might be possible too to do so as an auditor, without going for the credits. I've taught this twice before…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment
The popular "Backwards Subscription" offer is back, this with eight recent magazines, Issues 71 through 78. These cover a wide range of games, with topics from the ancient world to the far future, and scaled from microtactical to grand strategic.
Read more about them here:
Posted on April 1, 2017 at 10:07pm
As I've been talking about for a while, prices for Line of Departure went up today, for the first time in about eight years. Now, if you look inside copies of some of the TPS games, you'll find a subscription flyer for the magazine, with the old prices of $22.00 per year for American and Canadian subscribers, and $27.50 for those elsewhere in the world.
As a special offer, I'm going to honor those prices for TPS gamers only, through April 2017. If you have one of those flyers,…
Posted on March 1, 2017 at 1:37pm
For the benefit of teachers and especially students, I just set up a page with links to all the academic papers I wrote for my last venture into graduate school. These are still on the Line of Departure Online Features Articles page, but for the sake of convenience, they are all now organized in one…Continue
Posted on February 13, 2017 at 11:38pm