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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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The 2023 Awards Season and ATO Magazine

 Greetings from ATO Magazine,

This is just a quick e-mail out to everyone about some time-sensitive news and events. So let's jump right in!

Awards Season!

Much to our surprise, it’s Charles S. Roberts Awards voting time again. It looks like the nomination phase has already came and went without much official announcement so our only nominees this year are ATO Magazine itself, and our A Crowning Glory game (congrats to Ty Bomba) in the Napoleonics category.

As in any kind of contest like this, the keys are lots of exposure and lots of folks voting and sharing. So please vote and share! You can find the ballot here:


And speaking of voting, remember to check out our
In the Pipeline page with all the future game proposals – including our newest that looks at the War in Ukraine. Every registered user on our site gets 3 votes to apply towards titles you would like to see us do for future issues.

What’s Old

We're still getting lots of notes and e-mails from people saying "I had no idea you were getting out of the subscription business and switching to a pre-order model, what can I do to keep reading ATO?" and that's after substantive postings online and the last three newsgrams mentioning it as well.

So to reiterate, the new/renewal subscription webpages have been turned off. We can still offer folks a subscription manually so long as they won't go over the bingo expiration issue of #65. Basically, just write us an e-mail at
sales@atomagazine.com saying you’re interested and want a 4 issue sub (with or without the next Annual). We'll check out if you'd go over the limit, and then use PayPal to send you a (secure) request for money, and you can use your own PayPal account to pay for it (PayPal will also allow you to use a credit card now, even if you don't have a formal PayPal account).

What’s New

Just a couple of small items here that may be of interest to you. First up is a small re-release of our The Lash of the Turk game. We were able to print the one item we were missing to make up some complete versions of this otherwise out of print issue. Normally, we wouldn’t make a big deal out of announcing this, but as the upcoming Annual also contains a small expansion game for The Lash of Turk (called Backlash!) it is important to get some copies out there for those intrigued by the kit to be able to play. You do need The Lash of the Turk to play Backlash!

Click here or on the image below to learn more.

Also, we’ve just released the second of our Pocket Battle Game sets with the Waterloo Quad now available. Yes, even in an era spanning 20 years, with stories like Austerlitz, Jena, Friedland, and the retreat from Moscow, there's something about the mix of shock, desperation, and enormous bravery at Waterloo that grabs the imagination. This package has all four of designer Paul Rohrbaugh's Waterloo cycle PBGs in it, and includes the harder to get A Hard Pounding Fight PBG from our TPS division.

You can check it out here by clicking this link or clicking on the image below.

And speaking of PBGs, our newest PBG release, Mind the GIUK! is now available as a freebie selection (with mounted counters) when you check out of the ATO website. This little gem, by David Russotto, looks at a late 1980's hypothetical NATO-Soviet confrontation in the sea passages along the gaps in the Greenland-Iceland-United Kingdom area (the "GIUK"). Think of the movie, The Bedford Incident, when you go to play this one.

What’s Upcoming

Up next from ATO will be the new Annual with The Cruelest Month inside which starts mailing around June 19th (so you can still pre-order this). When T.S. Eliot penned, "April is the cruelest month", he was talking about seasonal and life stages, not about a dreadful offensive in 1917 on the Western Front that would be called the "Battle of Arras" but remembered far better for what the Royal Flying Corps called it-- "Bloody April.

Still flying mostly outdated aircraft, General "Boom" Trenchard insisted on constant offensive actions and round-the-clock missions for recon, artillery spotting, mapping, etc. With the most common plane involved in this work being the dreadfully vulnerable Be2C, facing up against the likes of Baron von Richthofen's Jasta 11, the results were woeful losses. To the RFC's credit, they continually fulfilled the missions, despite the losses.

Learn more by
clicking this link here or click on the image below.

OK, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading!

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