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Amarillo Design Bureau has released the final issue of this classic magazine.

The issue presaged a new age with a new title (Battlefield) to get away from the WW2-based title of JagdPanther. To keep up the high count of many articles, a new "rapid fire" feature included several short articles so that others could be longer and some new regular features (Design & Analysis, Update) were added.

The game in this issue was Jacksonville: The Beaches of DOOM. This was a game about a Soviet invasion of Florida and well suited the national malaise of the time. This was an operational-level wargame in which units had a "protection" factor that approaching enemy units had to overcome before they could get into direct combat and fight.

Rules variants included alternate victory conditions for RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN, variants for WAR IN EUROPE, line of communication rules for ARNHEM, javelins in LEGION, Panama rules for INVASION AMERICA, FAST CARRIERS, and more realistic rules for FIRST INDOCHINA WAR.

Alternate history scenarios included new alliances for DRAGON PASS, and OPERATION OLYMPIC.

New units included the French fleet for WAR AT SEA, 1950s units for MECH WAR, and FIREFIGHT.

New scenarios were provided for KOREA and SORCERER.

Reviews included GUDERIAN, ROCROI, RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR, and JERUSALEM 70AD.

This issue has been scanned from the best available copy.

Warehouse 23: http://www.warehouse23.com/products/ADBJP15

Wargame Vault: http://www.wargamevault.com/product/150785/

It is also available as a reprint edition directly from ADB, Inc.: http://store.starfleetstore.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Scree...

Good gaming to you!
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robert lindsay
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Why does the PDF cost as much as the printed version?
 
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lcrl wrote:
Why does the PDF cost as much as the printed version?

The question could also be put as "Why doesn't the printed version cost more than the PDF?"

What you are buying are scans of the original magazine. As a service to those who want a hardcopy but don't want to print out the PDF themselves, ADB will do the printing on their laser machines and send it to you. (You have to pay postage of course.)

If the PDF were a scan of a newly printed game then you would expect it to be cheaper than the hardcopy. In this case the hardcopy comes from the PDF and so is the same price. In fact the hardcopy still requires more work by the staff which you get for free.
 
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Stile86 wrote:
The question could also be put as "Why doesn't the printed version cost more than the PDF?"


Or the question could be put as why does the 40 page magazine cost more then comparably sized PDF reprints from other companies? $3 will get you an AADA Road Atlas (64 pages), $5 will get you Birthright: Cities of the Sun (96 pages--though WotC does sell some books that size for $10), $8 will get you Shadowrun: Dunkelzahn's Secrets (112 pages) or almost any 3rd Edition GURPS book (128 pages) and $10 will get you Spelljammer: Adventures in Space (252 pages as scanned, with piles of maps and cards). It's capitalism, and I'm sure you have your reasons that you don't have to or need to explain to me, but it's capitalism, and that's my reasons.
 
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