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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2020 8:07 p.m. PST

"I discovered The Courier magazine in the early 1970's at my local hobby store, Bowens Toys and Hobbies in Bedford Massachusetts. Bowens was a wonderful place. My parents went to the local grocery store and dropped me off there to stay out of trouble. Here were wonderful delights to amuse and entertain me. Shelves of exciting looking Avalon Hill games. They promised you could recreate history by refighting historic battles. Then there were shelves and shelves of plastic model kits; Tanks, ships and planes. And boxes of Airfix plastic soldiers from all time periods…"


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Skeets Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 5:48 a.m. PST

Brings back memories back in the day. I met Dick Bryant on a convention run by Spartan International on the USS Massachusetts. That was the start of my miniature wargaming. We gamed regularly in Dick's basement every Wednesday night and putting together the Courier in his basement and mailing them out. Great days.

RudyNelson22 Apr 2020 6:04 a.m. PST

I had an article published in it during the late 1980s. I still have about a dozen copies at the store.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 6:18 a.m. PST

I still have all my Courier magazines. Use them for reference occasionally. I even have copies of some of the very first mimeographed issues.


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 6:46 a.m. PST

Yup – I too have all of them.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 10:30 a.m. PST

Good memories! (smile)


Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2020 6:42 p.m. PST

I too, have all my copies. Getting too old to read them any more, perhaps time to sell them off.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 7:01 a.m. PST

Isn't that sad that in some majority of cases, these will all get binned?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2020 10:42 a.m. PST



greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2020 9:19 a.m. PST

I have a small collection of them. I met Dick circa 1972 and get heavy into AWI through Steve Haller's writing and WWII thanks to Arnold Hendricks "1944". Went for a game at the club in Brocton once and bought my first metal figures. 25mm Der Kriegspieler Highlanders I think :)

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