Wargamer's Digest/Military Digest

Wargamer's Digest was begun by Gene McCoy, a U.S. Army veteran, in 1973. The magazine has been described as:

A digest of some of the best military thinking down through the ages, amplified by reports on current war gaming going on around the country, with an analysis of the military actions involved.1

Reminiscences across the Internet seem universally fond regarding the beginning of the magazine, many recall the $25 dollar stipend paid to authors (which did not apparently increase during the magazine's run), and a decline in quality with the creation of Military Digest in 1984 beginning with Volume 11, No. 11. This quality decline was mostly associated with the practice of reprinting articles from earlier in the magazine's run.

Cover Gallery/Issue Listing2

Oct 1973
Vol. 1 No. 1
Dec 1973
Vol. 1 No. 25
Jan 1974
Vol. 1 No. 3
Feb 1974
Vol. 1 No. 4
Mar 1974
Vol. 1 No. 5
Apr 1974
Vol. 1 No. 6
May 1974
Vol. 1 No. 75
Jun 1974
Vol. 1 No. 8
Jul 1974
Vol. 1 No. 9
Aug 1974
Vol. 1 No. 10
Sep 1974
Vol. 1 No. 11
Oct 1974
Vol. 1 No. 12
Nov 1974
Vol. 2 No. 1
Dec 1974
Vol. 2 No. 2
Jan 1975
Vol. 2 No. 3
Feb 1975
Vol. 2 No. 4
Mar 1975
Vol. 2 No. 5
Apr 1975
Vol. 2 No. 65
May 1975
Vol. 2 No. 7
Jun 1975
Vol. 2 No. 8
Jul 1975
Vol. 2 No. 9
Aug 1975
Vol. 2 No. 10
Sep 1975
Vol. 2 No. 11
Oct 1975
Vol. 2 No. 12
Nov 1976
Vol. 3 No. 1
Dec 1975
Vol. 3 No. 2
Jan 1976
Vol. 3 No. 3
Feb 1976
Vol. 3 No. 4
Mar 1976
Vol. 3 No. 55
Apr 1976
Vol. 3 No. 65
May 1976
Vol. 3 No. 7
Jun 1976
Vol. 3 No. 8
July 1976
Vol. 3 No. 9
Aug 1976
Vol. 3 No. 10
Sep 1976
Vol. 3 No. 11
Oct 1976
Vol. 3 No. 12
Nov 1976
Vol. 4 No. 1
Dec 1976
Vol. 4 No. 2
Jan 1977
Vol. 4 No. 3
Feb 1977
Vol. 4 No. 4
Mar 1977
Vol. 4 No. 5
Apr 1977
Vol. 4 No. 6
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May 1977
Vol. 4 No. 7
Jun/Jul 1977
Vol. 4 No. 8
Vol. 4 No. 9 Aug 1977
Vol. 4 No. 10
Sep 1977
Vol. 4 No. 11
Oct 1977
Vol. 4 No. 12
Nov 1977
Vol. 5 No. 15
Dec 1977
Vol. 5 No. 25
Jan 1978
Vol. 5 No. 3
Feb 1978
Vol. 5 No. 45
Mar 1978
Vol. 5 No. 5
Apr 1978
Vol. 5 No. 6
May 1978
Vol. 5 No. 7
Jun 1978
Vol. 5 No. 85
Jul 1978
Vol. 5 No. 95
Aug 1978
Vol. 5 No. 10
Sep 1978
Vol. 5 No. 11
Oct 1978
Vol. 5 No. 125
Nov 1978
Vol. 6 No. 1
Dec 1978
Vol. 6 No. 2
Jan 1979
Vol. 6 No. 35
Feb 1979
Vol. 6 No. 44
Mar 1979
Vol. 6 No. 54
Apr 1979
Vol. 6 No. 6
May 1979
Vol. 6 No. 7
Jun 1979
Vol. 6 No. 8
Jul 1979
Vol. 6 No. 95
Aug 1979
Vol. 6 No. 105
Sep 1979
Vol. 6 No. 115
Oct 1979
Vol. 6 No. 125
Nov 1979
Vol. 7 No. 15
Dec 1979
Vol. 7 No. 25
Jan 1980
Vol. 7 No. 35
Feb 1980
Vol. 7. No. 45
Mar 1980
Vol. 7 No. 5
Apr 1980
Vol. 7. No. 6
May 1980
Vol. 7 No. 7
Jun 1980
Vol. 7 No. 85
Jul 1980
Vol. 7 No. 9
Aug 1980
Vol. 7 No. 10
Sep 1980
Vol. 7 No. 115
Oct 1980
Vol. 7 No. 125
Nov 1980
Vol. 8 No. 1
Dec 1980
Vol. 8 No. 2
Jan 1981
Vol. 8 No. 3
Feb 1981
Vol. 8 No. 46
Mar 1981
Vol. 8 No. 5
Apr 1981
Vol. 8 No. 65
May 1981
Vol. 8 No. 75
Jun 1981
Vol. 8 No. 8
Jul 1981
Vol. 8 No. 9
Aug 1981
Vol. 8 No. 10
Sep 1981
Vol. 8 No. 115
Oct 1981
Vol. 8 No. 12
Nov 1981
Vol. 9 No. 1
Dec 1981
Vol. 9 No. 25
Jan 1982
Vol. 9 No. 35
Feb 1982
Vol. 9 No. 45
Mar 1982
Vol. 9 No. 5
Apr 1982
Vol. 9 No. 65
May 1982
Vol. 9 No. 75
Jun 1982
Vol. 9 No. 85
Jul 1982
Vol. 9 No. 95
Aug 1982
Vol. 9 No. 105
Sep 1982
Vol. 9 No. 115
Oct 1982
Vol. 9 No. 125
Nov 1982
Vol. 10 No. 15
Dec 1982
Vol. 10 No. 25
Jan 1983
Vol. 10 No. 35
Feb 1983
Vol. 10 No. 45
Mar 1983
Vol. 10 No. 55
Apr 1983
Vol. 10 No. 65
May 1983
Vol. 10 No. 75
Jun 1983
Vol. 10 No. 85
Jul 1983
Vol. 10 No. 95
Aug 1983
Vol. 10 No. 105
Sep 1983
Vol. 10 No. 115
Oct 1983
Vol. 10 No. 125
Nov 1983
Vol. 11 No. 15
Dec 1983
Vol. 11 No. 25
Jan 1984
Vol. 11 No. 35
Feb 1984
Vol. 11 No. 45
Mar 1984
Vol. 11 No. 55
Apr 1984
Vol. 11 No. 65
 
May 1984
Vol. 11 No. 75
Jun/Jul 1984
Vol. 11 No. 8/95
  Aug 1984
Vol. 11 No. 105
Sep 1984
Vol. 11 No. 115
Oct 1984
Vol. 11 No. 125
 
1984
Vol. 12 No. 15
Dec 1984
Vol. 12 No. 2
Jan 1985
Vol. 12 No. 35
Feb-Mar 1985
Vol. 12 No. 4/55
  Apr-May 1985
Vol. 12 No. 6/75
     
  Jun 1985
Vol. 12 No. 85
Jul 1985
Vol. 12 No. 95
Aug-Sep 1985
Vol. 12 No. 10/115
   
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Jan 1986
Vol. 13 No. 1
Feb 1986
Vol. 13 No. 2
Mar-Apr 1986
Vol. 13 No. 3/4
  May 1986
Vol. 13 No. 5
Jun 1986
Vol. 13 No. 6
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Jul 1986
Vol. 13 No. 7
Aug 1986
Vol. 13 No. 8
Sep 1986
Vol. 13 No. 9
Oct 1986
Vol. 13 No. 10
Nov 1986
Vol. 13 No.11
Dec 1986
Vol. 13 No. 12
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  Jan-Feb 1987
Vol. 14 No. 1/2
Mar 1987
Vol. 14 No. 3
Apr 1987
Vol. 14 No. 4
May 1987
Vol. 14 No. 5
Jun 1987
Vol. 14 No. 6
Jan 1988
Vol. 15 No. 15
Oct 1992
Vol. 15 No. 25
Nov 1992
Vol. 15 No. 35
Jun 1993
Vol. 15 No. 45
Jul 1993
Vol. 15 No. 55
Aug 1993
Vol. 15 No. 6
Sep 1993
Vol. 15 No. 75
Nov 1993
Vol. 15 No. 85
 Nov 1993
Vol. 15 No. 95
Jun 1996
Vol. 15 No. 105
Jul 1996
Vol. 15 No. 115
Sep 1996
Vol. 15 No. 125
Oct 1996
Vol. 16 No. 15
Nov 1996
Vol. 16 No. 25
Dec 1996
Vol. 16 No. 35
Feb 1997
Vol. 16 No. 45
Mar 1997
Vol. 16 No. 55
Apr 1997
Vol. 16 No. 65
Mar 1998
Vol. 16 No. 75
Apr 1998
Vol. 16 No. 85
May 1998
Vol. 16 No. 95
Jun 1998
Vol. 16 No. 105
Jul 1998
Vol. 16 No. 115
Aug 1998
Vol. 16 No. 125
 
Sep 1998
Vol. 17 No. 15
Oct 1998
Vol. 17 No. 25
Vol. 17 No. 3 Mar 1999
Vol. 17 No. 45
Apr 1999
Vol. 17 No. 55
May 1999
Vol. 17 No. 65
Jul-Aug 1999
Vol. 17 No. 75
Sep 1999
Vol. 17 No. 85
Oct 1999
Vol. 17 No. 95
Nov-Dec 1999
Vol. 17 No. 105
Jan 2000
Vol. 17 No. 115
May 2000
Vol. 17 No. 125

Notes

  1. Robert Beattie's Courier online miniatures resource, accessed at: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~beattie/timeline2.html

  2. Rich Wright of the Wargamer's Digest Yahoo Group has compiled a listing of all the Volume and Numbers that is available for access to members of that group.

  3. The editor's column of Volume 4, Issue 10 noted that due to a death in the editor's family, Issue 8 was a double-issue, and that an additional issue was added to the subscription of all paid subscribers.

  4. Thank you to Thomas Richardson for the images of these covers.

  5. Thank you to Ernest Stewart for the images of these covers.

  6. A misprint caused Volume 8, Issue 4 to have "Volume 7, Issue 4" appear on the cover in error. Thank you to Ernest Stewart for the information, and the cover scan.

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