Battles Magazine

Battles Magazine launched in April 2009 as a "professional and independent" magazine offering reviews, analysis, regular columns, general and historical articles, scenarios, player aids ... and much more" for a wide range of games, including original designs published with their issues.1 Content on tactical subjects has been minimal though a a small number of ASL and ASLSK scenarios were published in the early issues.

The magazine, promised quarterly, is produced by an amateur staff who has been unable to keep a regular shipping schedule. Actual production has averaged well below four issues a year. In 2013 a single issue was produced, and none in 2014. The complete production run during the promised "quarterly subscription" period was 9 of an expected 23 issues, broken down as follows:
 

2009 2 issues
2010 3 issues
2011 2 issues
2012 1 issue
2013 1 issue
2014 no issues published

In December 2014 Battles announced that it would no longer offer subscriptions and that there would be no further attempt to adhere to a regular schedule.

The magazine has received several Charles S. Roberts awards:

Best Professional Game Magazine, 2010
Best Magazine Game, 2010
Best Professional Game Magazine, 2011
Best Post-Napoleonic to Pre-World War 2 Era Board Wargame, 2011
Best Magazine Game, 2011

Cover Gallery/Issue Listing

April 2009
# 1
October 2009
# 2
January 2010
# 3
June 2010
# 4
November 2010
# 5
May 2011
# 6
 
October 2011
# 7
May 2012
# 8
July 2013
# 9
January 2015
# 10
May 2016
# 11
 

Notes

  1. battlesmagazine.com website

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