In 1973 in one of those embarrassing teenage fits of madness I sold my collection only to start again in 1976. By then I was in University and old enough to regret my loss.
Forty years later and good fortune smiles upon me and I have now an almost complete collection of MM from the first issue in January 1971 to December 1984. Only June 1976 is missing. I don't know why that is except I have a dim recollection that there had been some disruption due to industrial action in the UK. It was just before Maggie Thatcher's time so maybe it was the real event that propelled her to power and confrontation with the unions.
1984 was a good year for me to stop getting MM. Nothing like a relationship breakdown to cause a bit of reassessment of one's life.
Now my challenge is to get an index so I can make use of the magazines as many of the articles are still informative, inspiring and imaginative.
The missing issue.
In acknowledging my good fortune I would like to say thank you to Bill Roberts for donating a whole lot of wargaming stuff to the NWS and to my association with the NWS.