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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 8:00 p.m. PST

"I'm afraid I couldn't find a way to reproduce the snazzy double headed arrow in 5/5 in the text so will have to do with this instead.

Warplan 5/5 came out in about 1970 and lasted about five years. It was clearly a labour of love and combined a huge amount of work in developing the system and a very sophisticated (for the time) graphical presentation.

It was published by a company called Hirstle Graphic Services, which was removed from the UK register of Companies at Companies House in around August 1975. The company was based in Eltham, near Canterbury. Elsewhere it is also referred to as FEREF/Hirstle Press Ltd., which was incorporated on 1st January 1970; the date it was dissolved is not recorded…"

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Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 8:29 p.m. PST

A great system we have used at least a half dozen times for campaigns, starting in 1970!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2020 2:36 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Armand

Der Krieg Geist13 Jul 2020 9:57 a.m. PST

1970 was a bit early for me(I was two :) ) but the layout looks familiar in that I can see its influence in games I've played.

Winter War and Kryomek in particular.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2020 10:46 a.m. PST

Thanks!.

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Armand

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