Strategy & Tactics Magazine - My First Year
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A new game every other month! Woo-hoo! Where do I sign up? In the early '70's SPI and S&T were IT. There were a limited number of wargames available and the idea of receiving a new game every two months was astounding. Here follows the first year of my S&T subscription. Even 32 years later, I still have fond memories for some of these games. All in all, it was a very good year!
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1. Board Game: Flying Circus [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:12534]
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S&T #31 - Flying Circus. One of the first air-to-air combat games ever published. Maybe not the best, but a lot of fun as I recall. Follow on games (Spitfire, Foxbat & Phantom, Richtofen's War, etc.) didn't fire up my imagination like Flying Circus did.
 
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2. Board Game: Borodino [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:5705]
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S&T #32 - Borodino. One of my favorites. The second of what would become a long line of games based on the NAW (Napoleon at Waterloo) system. We spent the better part of a summer playing this game. I'd love to see this game on Hexwar.com.
 
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3. Board Game: Winter War [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:4180]
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S&T #33 - Winter War. One of the great things about S&T was we would get to see games on obscure wars and conflicts. Winter War was a case in point. A lot of fun to watch the underdog Finns beat up on the big bad Russians. Eventually, the Russians get there act together and pound the Finns, but a fun game to play nevertheless.

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4. Board Game: Armageddon: Tactical Combat 3000 to 500 B.C. [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:10928]
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S&T #34 - Armageddon. The first disappointment in my S&T subscription. We weren't into the tactical level ancients games and never could round up any enthusiasim for this game. On top of that, the counters sheet I got had the front and back reversed with the front of the counter printed on what would normally be the back of the counter. Seems like a little thing, but I still remember it today, thirty-two later...
 
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5. Board Game: Year of the Rat: Vietnam, 1972 [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:7082]
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S&T #35 - Year of the Rat. The first "modern day" wargame I ever played. In 1972, American involvment in Vietnam was winding down, but we still had troops stationed in country. The fall of Saigon was three years in the future. I remember it being tough for either side to accomplish much and that without American air support the ARVN couldn't stand up to the NVA. Not really a "historical" game, at the time, but pretty accurate in it's representation of the conflict. (As I recall through the haze of a 32 year old memory.)
 
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6. Board Game: Destruction of Army Group Center [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:11492]
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S&T #36 - Destruction of Army Group Center. As I recall, not a very fun game for the German player. Maybe I was too young to appreciate the nuances of the game? I don't think this game got as much play time as it might have deserved. (Still, we did play it, which is more than I can say for #34, Armageddon.)
 
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