The latest issue of Line of Fire landed in my mailbox yesterday so I thought I would open it up and check out what this thing looks like in its paper form.
Taking it out of the bag, it looks like a big departure from previous LoF issues. For one, this thing has a nice thermal bind. This is quite a step up from previous issues with staple binding. The thicker cover is also extremely colorful and adds to the nice overall quality of this magazine.
There are lots of nice colorful counters included with the magazine. These counters are for the Tom Russell-designed “Blood on the Alma” complete game that comes with the magazine. There are also counters for the Sino-Vietnamese campaign for the World at War universe.
The quality of the Blood on the Alma counters is terrific. Here are some British counters below with the blood-red background. They are easy to read and have nicely done illustrations on them. Gabriel Gendron designed the counters and the map, which are top notch.
Here we have the Blood on the Alma map almost set up and ready to play. It looks wonderful on the table.
The French advance on a Russian force high atop the hills. All hope seems lost for the defenders!!