The Courier

After The General faded, The Courier was one of the oldest game magazines in existence until its own demise in 2005. It was begun in 1968 by miniaturists Dick Bryant and Bob Beattie, as the newsletter of the New England Wargamers Association. The magazine underwent a reboot in 1979, with a change to a glossy format. Subtitled "America's Foremost Miniatures Wargaming Magazine", The Courier featured regular columns and articles on making, collecting, painting and gaming with historically accurate miniatures. The magazine was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design's Hall of Fame in 1997.

In 2005, publisher Legio X purchased the magazine and ceased publication with issue No. 91, creating a new title in its place, Historical Miniature Gamer Magazine.

Cover Gallery/Issue Listing

Vol. I No. 1
 (Jun-Jul 1979)
Vol. I No. 2
 (Aug-Sep 1979)
Vol. I No. 3
 (Oct-Nov 1979)
Vol. I No. 4
(Dec 1979-Feb 1980)
Vol. I No. 5
(Mar-Apr 1980)
Vol. I No. 6
(May-Jun 1980)
Vol. II No. 1
 (Jul-Aug 1980)
Vol. II No. 2
 (Sep-Oct 1980)
Vol. II No. 3
 (Nov-Dec 1980)
Vol. II No. 4
 (Jan-Feb 1981)
Vol. II No. 5
 (Mar-Apr 1981)
Vol. II No. 6
(May-Jun 1981)
Vol. III No. 1
 (Jul-Aug 1981)
Vol. III No. 2
 (Sep-Oct 1981)
Vol. III No. 3
 (Nov-Dec 1981)
Vol. III No. 4
 (Jan-Feb 1982)
Vol. III No. 5
 (Mar-Apr 1982)
Vol. III No. 6
(May-Jun 1982)
No image available

Please click to contact
 the webmaster if you
can help!
Vol. IV No. 1
(Jul-Aug 1982)
Vol. IV No. 2
 (Sep-Oct 1982)
Vol. IV No. 3
 (Nov-Dec 1982)
Vol. IV No. 4
 (Jan- Feb 1983)
Vol. IV No. 5
(Mar-Apr 1983)
Vol. IV No. 6
(May-Jun 1983)
Vol. V No. 1
 (Jan-Feb 1984)
Vol. V No. 2
 (Mar-Apr 1984)
Vol. V No. 3
 (May-Jun 1984)
Vol. V No. 4
 (Jul-Aug 1984)
Vol. V No. 5
(Sep-Oct 1984)
Vol. V No. 6
(Nov-Dec 1984)
Vol. VI No. 1
 (Jan-Feb 1985)
Vol. VI No. 2
(Mar-Apr 1985)
Vol. VI No. 3
(May-Jun 1985)
Vol. VI No. 4
 (Jul-Aug 1985)
Vol. VI No. 5
 (1986)
Vol. VI No. 6
(1986)
Vol. VII No. 1
 (1986)
Vol. VII No. 2
 (1986)
Vol. VII No. 3
(1986)
Vol. VII No. 4
 (1987)
Vol. VII No. 5
 (1987)
Vol. VII No. 6
 (1987)
Vol. VIII No. 1
 (1987)
Vol. VIII No. 2
 (1988)
Vol. VIII No. 3
 (1988)
Vol. VIII No. 4
 (1988)
Vol. VIII No. 5
(1989)
Vol. VIII No. 6
(1989)
Vol. IX No. 1
(1989)
Vol. IX No. 2
(1989)
Vol. IX No. 3
(1990)
Vol. IX No. 4
(1990)
Vol. IX No. 5
 (1990)
Vol. IX No. 6
(1991)
No. 55
(1991)
No. 56
 (1991)
No. 57
(1992)
No. 58
(1992)
No. 59
 (1992)
No. 60
(Spring 1993)
No image available

Please click to contact
 the webmaster if you
can help!
No. 61
 (Summer 1993)
No. 62
 (Fall 1993)
No. 63
 (Winter 1993) 1
No. 64
 (Spring 1994)
No. 65
 (Summer 1994)
No. 66
 (Fall 1994)
No image available

Please click to contact
 the webmaster if you
can help!
No image available

Please click to contact
 the webmaster if you
can help!
No image available

Please click to contact
 the webmaster if you
can help!
No image available

Please click to contact
 the webmaster if you
can help!
No. 67 No. 68 No. 69 No. 70 No. 71 No. 72
No. 73 No. 74 No. 75 No. 76 No. 77 No. 78
No. 79 No. 80 No. 81 No. 82 No. 83 No. 84
No. 85 No. 86 No. 87 No. 88 No. 89 No. 90
Starting with No. 55, cover dates were dropped, and publishing went quarterly instead of bimonthly.
No. 91

Much content from the early issues had been previously available to subscribers at the magweb site.

Notes

  1. Scan courtesy of John Torkos.

 

tacticalwargamer.com 2008-2012    email: The Tactical Wargamer