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Against the Odds magazine investigates military history from a broad perspective. The economic, political, religious and social aspects of warfare are examined in concert with events on the battlefield.

Each issue of ATO features:

Informative and insightful articles showcasing the history behind events, plus regular columns by noted game designers providing insight on the latest trends and events.

A challenging, fun wargame that drops the players into truly desperate situations but gives them multiple options to alter history.

Professionally printed graphics, complete with large playing map and 200 to 360 die cut playing pieces.

And much more! Look for Against the Odds to cover simulation design issues, order of battle research, rule writing, play testing and graphic techniques as it evolves. Get yourself truly "connected" with games and gaming by reading Against the Odds!

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ATO Magazine Kickstarter News and Special Offer

Greetings from ATO Magazine,

A quick newsgram to pre-announce our first Kickstarter project begins July 1st, 2020, plus a reminder about the fabulous special offer still on during this month of June only.

One of our most popular games-- if how quickly it sold out completely is a good mark-- was ATO issue #29, "Buffalo Wings."

The issue covers the "Winter Wars" between Finland and the USSR, sometimes independent and then as part of WW2. The title comes from a plane -- the Brewster Buffalo-- which was woefully unsuccessful when used by US and British forces, but which the Finns adapted into a very successful fighter (which they nicknamed the "Sky Pearl." Yeah, they liked it a lot!)

Buffalo Wings was also popular because it served as an 'intro' game to the entire "Fighting Wings" series-- games from J.D. Webster that are among the most popular air battle boardgames of all time.

Though presented as an 'easy intro' to the series, the cards and materials are fully compatible with the entire Fighting Wings series, so if folks want to get deeper and into more complexity, they can still use everything they get in Buffalo Wings.

Most of the magazine portion will be kept just like the original--the articles certainly-- but there will be a number of changes to the GAME portion.

First, some editing to the rules to cover any errata and, even better, to include streamlining and improvements that the designer has pulled into the system as the game evolved over the years. Plus the components have been upgraded to physically mate with Clash of Arms’ Wings of the Motherland game.

Check out the banner ad on the front page of the ATO website starting July 1 to learn about how to participate in this Kickstarter effort.

And now a reminder about our special promotion going on this month (if you haven’t visited the website this month):

Yes, the boss has retired from his day job to focus on games full time and to celebrate, during June, just buy any two "like" items from ATO and get a third like item for free. Buy two ziplocks at regular pricing, get a third ziplock free. Order two of our Big Pick 2 boxed game special offers, get a third for free (that's 6 boxed games!). Some of the options include:

  • Buy any two ATO ziplocks, or boxed games, or black swans at the regular price, and get a third one for free.
  • Select two of our "Pick 3 Ziplocks Special Offer" to get any 6 regular ziplock games for one low price and then get a third (that's 9 ziplocks!).
  • Or choose two of our "Big Pick 2 Special Offer" and get any four of our Annual or Campaign Studies, plus a third pair free (that's 6 of them!).

There's even more options available. Click on the image above for full details!

There's no need to enter a Promotion Code, choosing any two like items above via the website allows you to name the third like item you want. (And, you can still pick a free Pocket Battle Game on your way out of checkout too!).

During checkout, after clearly indicating your two like items using the website, simply write in the Comments field of the order form the third like item you want.

You can also find this offer on at our sister division Turning Point Simulations website too. Click here for details on that and of course it's OK to mix and match lines when placing your order - just choose "like" items from either site.

All previous orders are excluded from this offer. And remember, an offer this memorable is unlikely to ever be repeated – how often can the boss call it a day? 8-)

Thanks for reading,

ATO Magazine