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Line of Fire - The General's Collection I Issues #1 - #5

Line of Fire - The General's Collection I Issues #1 - #5

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The Line of Fire General’s Collection contains Issue #1 through #5 for one low price.

Line of Fire is a full-color PDF magazine series. Within its covers is, above all, crucial content that flatters fans of the Lock ‘n Load  (LnL), Nations At War (NaW), World At War (WaW) systems and many others.  In-depth, with tactics articles, unit and scenario analysis, and an after-action report; plus new scenarios, new maps and counters and much more.  This one Zip includes Issues 1 through 5 of the Line of Fire magazine and is a must-have for any LnLP fan.

Line of Fire Issue #1:  The Inaugural Issue of the Lock ‘n Load Publishing Magazine! 

Line of Fire #1 is now a printed and full-color magazine. Within its covers is, above all, crucial content that flatters fans of the Lock ‘n Load  (LnL) system. From the start of World War II (Heroes of the Blitzkrieg) to the Vietnam War (Forgotten Heroes) and the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, in 1993 (A Day of Heroes), the LnL system is covered in depth, with tactics articles, unit and scenario analysis, and an after-action report; plus three new scenarios, three new maps and 46 5/8” counters (counters are for Heroes of the Blitzkrieg). And Robert Herzner’s essential Tank Tactics Guide is a must-have for any LnL gamer.


Line of Fire Issue #2:  If one is good, two must be better . . . Open Line of Fire #2 and find out!

In this, the second issue of Lock ‘n Load Publishing magazine, Line of Fire, you’ll find almost 50 full-color pages of content, plus fresh components for many of your favorite LnLP games. The World at War (WaW) system takes center stage. Read about the Bundeswehr in 1985, their doctrine and units and how to use them in the WaW series’ first expansion module, Death of the First Panzer (DotFP). A battle report of DotFP’s “Wittmann’s Ghost” and a new Mark Walker-designed scenario, aptly titled “The Death of the First Panzer Division”, rolls out a new formation of Soviet T-80s and gives DotFP further candid exposure. The WaW series also finds its way to the Golan Heights, as the Syrian 51st Armored Battalion pits its numerous T-72s against the intrepid Israeli Merkava 2s of Team Azzan (new map and counters included). A cool variant for turning WaW into a miniatures game also rouses the game system’s possibilities.

The Lock ‘n Load (LnL) system gets its due with Robert Herzner’s vital article on infantry tactics, articles on the Somalis and Pakistanis in A Day of Heroes, and a detailed scenario on the D-Day action by E Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division, at Brecourt Manor, played on a new 9.25” x 16.75” map. Or make your way through the jungle of South Vietnam with The Black Mambas, looking for a down US Navy pilot, in the Forgotten Heroes/Anzac Attack scenario “Snakes in the Garden.” Be wary of what’s out there.

 of Fire #3 is Loaded with 55 Pages of Full-color Content!

In this issue, you’ll read about everything from zombies to soldiers in the American Revolution, from German SS Panzergrenadiers on World War II’s East Front to Fallschirmjägers on the West Front, and about American soldiers in Somalia, in 1993, and West Germany in 1985.

The Lock ‘n Load (LnL) system goes modern with a demo for A Ring of Hills, featuring the scenario “The Last Gasp”, which depicts the fierce battle for Mt. Longdon, with elements of the British 3rd Parachute Regiment taking on the Argentine’s 7th Infantry Regiment.  The demo includes a map and 23 counters. Read about the American forces in A Day of Heroes and see them in action in a battle report of the scenario “Chalk 2’s Run.” Or join elements of the Royal Australian Regiment in South Vietnam as they mix it up against the NVA at Firebases Coral and Balmoral, in two scenarios for Forgotten Heroes and Anzac Attack.

The World at War (WaW) system is energized by three more scenarios for fans of Eisenbach Gap and Death of the First Panzer. Four formations of West German recon units, all part of the 1st Aufklärung-Abteilung, join the fray in the first of many scenarios in which they will appear, in later issues.

Line of Fire Issue #4:  Ready, Aim, Fire! Whether you’re interested in Flintlock: Carolina RebelsBand of HeroesEisenbach Gap, or Island War DeluxeLine of Fire #4 needs to be in your hands.

Learn everything you need to know about FlintlockCarolina Rebels in an extensive article on its mechanics and units, examples of fire and shock combat, plus tactical insights.  
From the American Revolution, jump ahead in time over two hundred years, and across the Atlantic Ocean, to southern West Germany in 1985—World War III has gone off. The Bavarian front, Munich’s Highway, is explained, and Soviet and West German forces clash in two new, and illustrative, scenarios. Yes, the world is at war, and new Soviet formations, the 2nd Tank and 13th Guards Tank, flow west in a crimson tide, in an attempt to exploit a breach in the American lines. From Eisenbach to the Rhine River, NATO has its hands full. 

Read about Fog and the Normal Spotting Range in Lock ‘n Load: Noville: Bastogne’s Outpost. Or find yourself in the steamy jungle of South Vietnam, in a gripping battle report from the Firebase Coral scenario in Line of Fire #3, as the Aussies from Anzac Attack try to hold off a NVA assault. And see the adaptive nature of the Lock ‘n Load (LnL) system as four Band of Heroes scenarios are culled from the action in the classic comedic war movie Kelly’s Heroes, including special rules for Sherman tanks that fire paint shells and play music during combat.

Check out a new Ranged Combat Table for Island War Deluxe, too. There’s over 50 full-color pages. Don’t miss out!


Line of Fire Issue #5:  New Scenarios and 50 New Counters for World at War, Line of Fire #5 is like an Expansion Module on its Own! . . . But There’s So Much More!!

The four formations in West Germany’s 1st Aufklärung-Abteilung and the Soviet 2nd Tank have appeared in Line of Fire before, and they are back, included again in many of the six new World at War scenarios in this issue. These six scenarios are perfect for owners of Eisenbach GapDeath of the First Panzer and Blood & Bridges. Additionally, two of the scenarios continue the serial Munich’s Highway modulette that began in Line of Fire #4, and offer guidelines for playing them as a challenging linked campaign. 

Read about the Imperial Japanese Army in World War Two and how they are portrayed in Island War Deluxe. Get tactical tips on the usage of obstacles in the Lock ‘n Load system. Learn about Heroes of the Blitzkrieg. Delve into a gripping account of the perilous action from the second of James Luck’s Anzac Attack scenarios that appeared in Line of Fire #3; the Aussies are on the attack, and are looking to ferret the NVA out of an expansive tunnel complex. Expand your knowledge of the Swedish Army in World at War: Operation Garbo. And much more!

 Articles and Scenarios in these Magazines are more geared towards our older discontinued series Lock ‘n Load and World At War products. The latest edition of these series are now titled Lock ‘n Load Tactical and World At War 85. Updated editions of the Articles and Scenarios can be found in our Compendium products.

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This title was added to our catalog on October 20, 2012.