Amarillo Design Bureau
Actually, there is a kind of magic in a historical game. It's not the blatant kind: no thundering giants are summoned, no demons appear, and no dragons spit fire. Instead, it's the subtle magic of being transported across time to stand in another man's shoes.
It is 1983 and Nexus #5 has just been released. It focuses this time on historical boardgames, starting with an interview with Keith Poulter. There are reviews of Broadsides and Boarding Parties, Warsaw Pact, and Armor at Kursk. One article focuses on Battlewagon. Then there are two historical articles of interest to wargamers. One focuses on naval ships – the other, on Gettysburg.
Of course there is the Star Fleet Universe section. This issue has SSDs of the Lyran Jaguar, Klingon D7C, and Kzinti Command Cruiser. There is also a master weapons chart and a scenario. Richard Kerr also lets people know how to make conversions to their Kzinti ships.
There is a new scenario for Boarding Party and an expansion for Operation Pegasus. There is also a look at the “new” Epyx/Automated Adventure line of games for the Apple II+, TRS-80, and Atari 400/800.
This PDF is provided by Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. with the kind permission of Allen D. Eldridge. It includes ads and offers from 1983; these are no longer valid.
Written by Stephen Cole / Allen Eldridge