(Rob Morgan submits the following report.)
A July review note from Paul Le Long on Phil Olley’s Classic Wargames Journal made the publication seem right up my street. So I dropped Phil a line and enclosed a cheque. Sadly, back came the news almost immediately, that this new venture had ended. No more Classic Wargames Journal. It has proved to be an impossible task. And so after three (or was it four ?)issues, Phil has called it a day.
That’s sad. Any new wargames venture is worth supporting. Mind you, over the years I’ve collected a couple of dozen wargaming, military and naval history titles which didn’t last more than, in some cases, two issues; in others, a few years. Can anyone remember Bayonet in the late Sixties? Or War Games which managed only two issues in 1977? In recent years, specialist “period” publications like Abanderado ( Spanish Civil War) and Frontovik ( Eastern Front WWI) have bitten the dust, along with the best wargames magazine ever published, Stuart Asquith’s Practical Wargamer.