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Amarillo Design Bureau
Take yet another journey with us back to 1974, when a small wargame club in Amarillo, Texas (led by Steve Cole) produced an award-winning magazine filled with articles, variants, and reviews. Production values had not improved (layout was done by hand with glue sticks on cardboard; some of the typewriter produced pages printed better than others), and we still printed on that insane 14" paper. (The pages are divided in half for this PDF version.) Cover art by James McNease who drew it from a photo.
This issue included the complete game Gorlice-Tarnow 1915, based on the continent-wide campaign on the Russian front in that year. This was designed by a local gamer (Mike Harris) who was a World War I aficionado. As before, the counters were on paper; the gamers had to mount them by themselves. The map came on five sheets of paper and had to be pieced together by the players without much in the way of directions.
This issue includes several features:
As you can see, the editors and writers packed a lot of stuff into 24 pages, but things were about to change for JagdPanther. Issue #8 would see many changes (to the 11" bound magazine format).
JagdPanther #7 marked the end of an era.
Written by Stephen Cole