Command Post & Command Post Quarterly

Command Post was a newsletter created by Greg Novak, at the urging of Frank Chadwick who suggested it as a supplement for the Command Decision games by Game Designer's Workshop. The first issue was published in the winter of 1990, the first draft "cranked out on (a) Smith Corona Word Processor" and promptly lost by the printer.

The supply of articles from the devoted (Command Decision) players started to flood in, and the problems of the (Command Post) began to grow. Issue 2, with the help of Jeff Glassco, covered the French Army of 1940, and so covered a gap in the CD Order of Battle. The issue ran the planned 16 pages, though most of it was on a single subject, and appeared in the summer of 1990. Issue 3 also ran 16 pages, and made it out in December of 1990.

During this time, of course, Saddam Hussein decided to invade Kuwait, and CP 4 became the first to appear with a supplement, with 16 pages on the Gulf War Order of Battle. CP 5 followed suit, and was the first done on desktop publishing, and ran 24 pages, with an additional 24 page supplement on the Japanese Army in WWII. CP 6 followed with 16 pages and a 24 page supplement on the USMC in WWII. CP 7 was the last, with 24 pages, and a 24 page supplement on the Korean War. However the times between issues became further and further apart as the size of each CP grew larger and larger.

The problem with CP became the fact that interest by CD players was there, but as the product did not go out in the regular distribution net to hobby shops and such, it tended to end up at the bottom of the production schedule. The result was the conversion of the Command Post, to the Command Post Quarterly.1


Special Compendium of Command Post, published in 1995. The Compendium was intended to give readers of Command Post Quarterly a glimpse at material originally provided in the Command Post newsletter, with enough fresh material to appeal to veteran readers of both publications.
 
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Cover Gallery/Issue Listing: Command Post

No. 1
Winter 1990
No. 2
Spring 1990
No. 3
Summer1993
No. 4
Fall 1990
 
No. 5
Spring 1991
No. 6
Fall 1991
No. 7
1992
 

Cover Gallery/Issue Listing: Command Post Quarterly

No. 1
Winter 1993
No. 2
Spring 1993
No. 3
Fall 1993
No. 4
Winter 1994
No. 5
Spring 1994
No. 6
Fall 1994
No. 7
Winter 1995
No. 8
Spring 1995
No. 9
Fall 1995
No. 10
Winter 1995
No. 11
Summer 1996
No. 12
Fall 1996
No. 13
1997
No. 14
1997
No. 15
1998
No. 16
1998

Notes

  1. Novak, Greg. "The History of the Command Post" The Command Post Compendium (GDW, 1995)

 

 

 

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