Editor: Will Haven

Issues 1 – 50  (March 1972 – December 1977)

Zine Poll: 1974 =25th; 1975 12th; 1976 27th; 1977 20th

The plan to start a zine with John Piggott having failed (Will contributed only the title, Ethil the Frog), Will started Bellicus to run games of the SPI game system Strategy 1, but it became dominated by Diplomacy and variants from issue 8. After issue 11 Bellicus split into two zines – Son of Bellicus running three-weekly Diplomacy and Bellicus proper, running other games such as S1 to six weekly deadlines. The two zines were reunited a year later in the shape of Bellicus 17. The Golden Age of Bellicus was from issue 18 to about issue 40 – large issues, lots of letters, articles, variants etc. Will had an acid style and enjoyed feuding (especially with Richard Sharp) immensely – especially during the time of Will’s anti-NGC hobby organisation the Diplomacy Federation. Declined from issue 38 onwards (when the waiting lists were closed) and folded into The Tinamou after issue 50.

Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4Issue 5Issue 6Issue 7Issue 8Issue 9Issue 10;

Issue 11Issue 12Issue 13Issue 14Issue 15Issue 16Issue 17Issue 18Issue 19Issue 20;

Issue 21Issue 22Issue 23Issue 24Issue 25Issue 26Issue 27Issue 28; Issue 29;

Issue 30; Issue 31;Issue 32; Issue 33; Issue 34; Issue 35; Issue 36; Issue 37; Issue 38; Issue 39;

Issue 40; Issue 41; Issue 42; Issue 43; Issue 44; Issue 45; Issue 46; Issue 47; Issue 48; Issue 49; Issue 50