Friday, January 15, 2016

The General Magazine archive

I stumbled across this digital archive of the old Avalon Hill's General magazine, the first professionally made magazine for tabletop wargames.

Some young people don't know what it was like before the internet. Magazines were the main source of new information for whatever you were interested in. Otherwise, it was a desert of information most of the time back then. Magazines like the General were avenues to discuss wargaming for instance back then.

Avalon Hill was a great wargaming company and I bought a number of their games in the 80s and 90s. I didn't realize the magazine lasted 34 years, from 1964 until AH was bought out by Hasbro in 1998. A long run indeed..

These covers bring back memories and no doubt, when I download them, even more memories will flood back.

Anyways, here is the archive. 

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