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Battles magazine #9 is now available for free...
http://www.battlesmagazine.com/eshop/retro/handicap/index9.p...

Joyeux noël!

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Thanks for posting this Olivier. As I'm sure you've been told "Breakthrough" is misspelled on the magazine prototype cover. Unless you mean it to say "Break Trough" whistle

Happy Holidays!

 
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Is there a way to download it and not just view it online?
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Tuttle757 wrote:
Is there a way to download it and not just view it online?


Bonus points if it doesn't require setting up an account.
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Tuttle757 wrote:
Is there a way to download it and not just view it online?


Once in Full screen, you have the Download option
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Not without an account. yuk

TINSTAAFL

Some kind spirit should upload this somewhere, for all.
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Wolfram wrote:

Some kind spirit should upload this somewhere, for all.


I guess I could start jumping through the hoops, registering, confirm the registration, downloading the 4 parts, combining them into 1 pdf, uploading it to my dropbox account, posting the public link here.

But then I'd be doing the work which the company which is trying to create some good pr should have done in the first place.

I've worked as a freelancer for a decade so I'll happily do other people's work - provided I get paid for it.
 
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Wolfram wrote:
Not without an account. yuk



Opening an account on Issuu is a problem? too much work?
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citizen k wrote:
Thanks for posting this Olivier. As I'm sure you've been told "Breakthrough" is misspelled on the magazine prototype cover. Unless you mean it to say "Break Trough" whistle

Happy Holidays!



The magazine is full of mistakes and typos, it's the poor proofreading that put me off buying any more copies. It looks great (photography, illustration and design) but the standard of written content isn't high enough.
 
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Sure...
 
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In fact, I'll answer more...
Mistakes and typos, sure, shit happens, mostly with a 132 to 164 pages magazine. We try to improve, and we're improving each time. So far, it does not prevent the magazine from winning 3 CSR awards for best wargame magazine.

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but the standard of written content isn't high enough.


This is just plain bullshit. With authors like Charles Vasey, Richard Simon, Matthew Kirschenbaumm, Prof. Sabin, Rob Winslow, David Hughes, etc etc etc. our standard of written content is just fucking high.

People can check with this downloadbale magazine and make their own opinion, anyway.
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No, it looks great like the older issues I have read. Big thanks Olivier!

Also registering to download wasn't too painful. All the companies own all our private data by now anyway, so take those tinfoil hats off and just give them what they want.
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No good deed goes unpunished

Don't let that fact keep you from doing good deeds. Thanks for the magazine!
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Hey Olivier, just wanted to know if I've pissed you off in some way.

Nice articles on Angola and GTS but as the person who got Angola published by finding Ragnar and getting them to agree to a reprint, getting MMP to print it (Angola? You f-ing kidding me?), getting the artist, playtesters and rules writers together and putting it all together to make it what it is - maybe a shout out to me or my game line would be nice?

On GTS, I have 13 years of my life in the game and countless 1000s of hours in making those games. Exponentially more than all others combined. And while I appreciate a credit to the great talents of Eric Smith, Nick Richardson and Niko Eskubi, it would have been nice to see some credit for being the main force behind it all.

Anyway, appreciate the nice game reviews - and again, if I've pissed you off in some way, please let me know.

Otherwise, if you generally just don't credit the people who work very hard to make these games (particularly those you and your reviewers enjoy), as I'm sure you know, we designers work very hard for not very much money...give us credit when credit is due. You know? Not at all just about me but for all of us. I'm sure you appreciate all the credit for being the man that makes your top-notch magazine.
 
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adamant wrote:
Hey Olivier, just wanted to know if I've pissed you off in some way.


Hey Adam, no, but jut ask, and we could start when you want. Let me know.

You have been credited more than once in Battles (reviews of SoS, AMDT, TDS etc... just from memory). For Angola, oops, we don't credit you as the developer, oops. You don't appear in the credits on the BGG page either btw. Concerning the GTS article, no one is credited, this in not a review and not the purpose of the article
 
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Hmmm....well, OK.

Best of luck to you.
 
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FYI, if you check the Battles Magazine site, you can also download a pdf of issue 3 for free also. Thanks for both pdfs.
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Crabe tambour wrote:
Wolfram wrote:
Not without an account. yuk



Opening an account on Issuu is a problem? too much work?


Yes.
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Hard life.
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thanks ,I've just looked at the magazine briefly , this looks like a good read.

I'm at a bit of a loss to understand the negative posts this offer of a FREE magazine has attracted.....
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hammurabi70 wrote:
Crabe tambour wrote:
Wolfram wrote:
Not without an account. yuk



Opening an account on Issuu is a problem? too much work?


Yes.


Just get an extra Google+ or Facebook account for sites that insist on registration. Not that much work.
 
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Quote:
but the standard of written content isn't high enough

I agree. It shoud be written in French. laugh
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Thank you for posting. Going on a trip today and looking forward to reading this on my flight.
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Oh, and ignore the haters.
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Thanks!
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