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Date published: 7/1/1978

Designed by: James Dunnigan

Developed by: Mark Herman

Data:
Ground, air and naval forces clash from Denmark to Italy as the Warsaw Pact steamroller tries to smash NATO's central front. A realistic, comprehensive simulation.

Comments:

This game was revolutionary. The game system has no separate combat phase. Combat is integrated into each unit's movement across the mapboard, and requires the expenditure of movement points to initiate. Commanders decide how far to push a unit, and run the real life risk of overtaxing the troops to the point where they break. At the same time, completely new and extremely lethal modern weapons are in the hands of opposing troops. Time is a factor neither side has in excess. Next War forces players to completely re-think how they play simulations.

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Magazine Issue # Date Yr Article Type Article Name Author Author2 PageNumber
Moves 33 Jun/Jul 1977 Feedback Feedback
 

 
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Moves 36 Dec/Jan 1978 Works in Progress Designer's Notes
 

 
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Moves 37 Feb/Mar 1978 Works in Progress Designer's Notes
 

 
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Moves 38 Apl/May 1978 Works in Progress Designer's Notes
 

 
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Moves 41 Oct/Nov 1978 Game Profile The Next War: A State of the Art Cyclopedia Mark Edwards
 
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Moves 41 Oct/Nov 1978 Operational Analysis A CRT-Based Analysis: Planning for the Modifiers John G. Alsen
 
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Moves 41 Oct/Nov 1978 Designer Notes Design and Development: The Next War as Supergame Stephen Donaldson
 
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Moves 41 Oct/Nov 1978 Errata The Next War Errata and Addenda
 

 
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Moves 42 Dec/Jan 1979 Operational Analysis The Next War CRT: An In-Depth Analysis Tony Merridy
 
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Moves 42 Dec/Jan 1979 Operational Analysis Tactics in the Next War Mark Herman
 
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Moves 42 Dec/Jan 1979 Scenarios and/or Varients Baltic Naval Scenario: The Complete Naval Simulation Dick Rustin
 
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Moves 42 Dec/Jan 1979 Designer Notes Design and Development: The Next War as Supergame Stephen Donaldson
 
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Moves 42 Dec/Jan 1979 Errata Next War Errata, continued
 

 
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Moves 45 Jun/Jul 1979 Operational Analysis Moves in English W. Orr Peter Bolton 21
Moves 46 Aug/Sep 1979 Works in Progress Designer's Notes
 

 
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Moves 46 Aug/Sep 1979 Operational Analysis Heli-War: Airborne and Airmobile Operations in Next War Thomas G. Pratuch
 
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Moves 46 Aug/Sep 1979 Review Playback
 

 
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Moves 54 Dec/Jan 1981 Scenarios and/or Varients The Next Next War David M. Roberts
 
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Moves 56 Apl/May 1981 Advertisements Advertisement: SPI's Great Game Lineup
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 61 Mar/Apl 1977 Advertisements Ad: Fulda Gap
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 65 Nov/Dec 1977 Works in Progress Works in Progress - Status of Games
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 65 Nov/Dec 1977 Works in Progress Works in Progress SPI Staff
 
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Strategy & Tactics 66 Jan/Feb 1978 Works in Progress Works in Progress - Update Brad Hessel
 
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Strategy & Tactics 67 Mar/Apl 1978 Other Type Outgoing Mail: Big Tsimmis Brad Hessel
 
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Strategy & Tactics 67 Mar/Apl 1978 Works in Progress OUTGOING MAIL: Work in Progress SPI Staff
 
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Strategy & Tactics 68 May/Jun 1978 Works in Progress Outgoing Mail: Works in Progress SPI Staff
 
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Strategy & Tactics 68 May/Jun 1978 Advertisements AD: The Next War
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 69 Jul/Aug 1978 Feature Article The Next War: Modern Conflict in Europe Charles Kamps, Jr.
 
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Strategy & Tactics 69 Jul/Aug 1978 Feature Article The Next War: Order of Battle and Unit Organization Charles Kamps, Jr.
 
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Strategy & Tactics 70 Sep/Oct 1978 Feature Article SPI BestSeller List, May/ June 1978
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 71 Nov/Dec 1978 Feature Article Active Projects SPI Staff
 
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Strategy & Tactics 71 Nov/Dec 1978 Advertisements The Next War (Advertisement) SPI Staff
 
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Strategy & Tactics 71 Nov/Dec 1978 Feature Article SPI BestSeller List, Jul/Aug 78
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 72 Jan/Feb 1979 Feature Article Outgoing Mail - Computer Report James F. Dunnigan
 
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Strategy & Tactics 72 Jan/Feb 1979 Feature Article SPI Bestseller List Sep/Oct 1978
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 73 Mar/Apl 1979 Review SPI Bestseller List
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 74 May/Jun 1979 Advertisements AD: Best Selling Games at 20% off!
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 75 Jul/Aug 1979 Other Type SPI Bestseller List, Jan/Feb 1979
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 75 Jul/Aug 1979 Other Type SPI BestSeller List Mar / Apr 1979
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 76 Sep/Oct 1979 Other Type SPI Bestseller List, May/Jun 1979
 

 
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Strategy & Tactics 78 Jan/Feb 1980 Errata Errata / Addenda Available Updates Eric Goldberg
 
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