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The other new arrival is GMT‘s C3i magazine. Saying ‘magazine’ is a bit of an understatement, because the bundle comes stuffed to the rim with lots and lots of goodies.

To start with, there’s a complete mini-game: Objective Kiev, from Frank Chadwick. The game support materials includes extras for 1914, Andean Abyss, Commands & Colors, No Retreat!, Combat Commander, and SPQR. As well as these scenarios and add-ons, the magazine – exquisitely laid out in full color – has pieces about Red Winter (a superb game), Labyrinth, 1805, and For the People.

There is also an interesting article about designers and developers, some other profiles, and a well timed interview with John Butterfield, one of my favorite designers. The saddest parts are the S. Craig Taylor obituary, and the dedication to Joe Kubert.

This ‘magazine’ adds real value to my GMT games, and is a continuing example of the high standards set by that company. Well done GMT. And thanks.

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