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on: August 03, 2023, 07:25:36 PM
Building on a BBMike idea, we're starting to take a look back at some of the wargaming's history, so look for these every couple of weeks on Thursdays, around #UnboxingDay, of course


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Reply #1 on: August 03, 2023, 07:28:28 PM
First one's up!

#TBT/Throwback Thursday ~ 1982 GHQ Mailer
Rocky checks out a 1982 mailer from GHQ, talking about MicroArmor

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/columns/tbt-ghqmailer/



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Reply #2 on: August 04, 2023, 04:28:24 PM
This is an awesome idea.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #3 on: August 10, 2023, 11:47:12 AM

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Reply #4 on: August 10, 2023, 12:15:56 PM
I cut my computer teeth with the C-128 way back in the late 80's. Kampgruppe, Battles of Napoleon, and the Gold Box series (RPG's not wargames) by SSI and some sub game I can't remember the name, not Silent Service. Red Storm Rising followed. Then Panzer General on the 3DO, remember that one?  Great games, great times!  :party:

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Reply #5 on: August 10, 2023, 03:31:00 PM

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Reply #6 on: August 10, 2023, 07:11:36 PM
^Those are some solid gold hits right there. 

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Reply #7 on: September 07, 2023, 10:11:02 AM
#TBT/Throwback Thursday ~ 1974 Avalon Hill Catalog
One of the more common items that I might find in a box, however, is an old catalog from one of the original wargame companies.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/tbt/tbt-throwback-thursday-1974-avalon-hill-catalog/

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Reply #8 on: September 07, 2023, 10:34:09 AM
Back in '74, I didn't even have 10 cents a year to spare.  :-[

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Reply #9 on: October 12, 2023, 01:14:27 PM
#TBT/Throwback Thursday ~ TAHGC 1990 Best Sellers List
What can we learn from Avalon Hill's 1990 best sellers list?

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/tbt/tbt-tahgc1991/

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Reply #10 on: October 12, 2023, 01:40:26 PM
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     Did you pick up any of these games between 1988-1991?

For me, I think I got the Gettysburg game about the time my family visited that battlefield, summer of '88? Before 1987, I or my group already had Squad Leader, Afrika Korps, and Diplomacy (both PC and board versions). I bounced off ASL when it came out.

 
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   Did you stick to Avalon Hill’s wargames, or did you also play in their other sandboxes, too?

We picked a handful of AH wargames in the early '80s, but swung hard for GDW, Victory Games, and Star Trek games (primarily Star Fleet Battles), as well as RPGs.

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    What thoughts do you have about these sales charts, and the games on them?

The non-wargame popularity is interesting, as I don't recall seeing any of those games outside of a store, nor can I recall meeting anyone who played them, until I joined CABS.



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Reply #11 on: November 09, 2023, 10:44:29 AM
#TBT / ThrowbackThursday ~ Task Force: Naval Tactics and Operations in the 1980’s
It’s one thing to remember an old mailer from a wargame of yore, but what does it mean when you still have that game on your shelf? Regimental Commander Brant passed me an old SPI mailer and asked if I wanted to do a TBT entry. I had to laugh—and say yes—because Task Force: Naval Tactics and Operations in the 1980’s by Joseph Balkoski from SPI (1981) is a part of my wargame collection.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/tbt/tbt-taskforce/


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Reply #12 on: November 30, 2023, 10:41:14 AM
#TBT / ThrowbackThursday ~ The Last Panzer Victory
I still have all six of those magazines in my possession and decided to dig them out to see what Throwback Thursday treasures I could find. I chose to start with issue #6 which, on the back cover, had an advertisement for The Last Panzer Victory from West End Games.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/tbt/tbt-lpv/



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Reply #13 on: March 14, 2024, 11:29:15 AM
#TBT ~ The General Magazine Special Edition, 1988
This special 64-page edition was designed to showcase Avalon Hill wargames and boardgames. Looking back this Throwback Thursday, for me the issue evokes feelings of nostalgia, boredom, and some rueful thoughts.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/articles/tbt/tbt-genmagspecial88/

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Reply #14 on: March 14, 2024, 11:45:24 AM
Truly a Blast From the Past.  :dreamer:

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