Thanks to Grognard Emeritus Santiago Conde, a greyscale planning map for The Dogs of War, complete with operational objectives.
Kev Sharp from Big Board Gaming is now caught in the “It Started in the Shipyards” campaign from 1985: Under an Iron Sky!
Soviet Union faces a Warsaw Pact in full revolt, and events force NATO to extend Article 5 from “defense of member countries” to “defense of member peoples”….thus including Germans on the East side of the Inner German Border.
Some samples of the Event Cards for Sacred Oil, third and last module of the 1985 series!
Event Cards are used for diplomatic activities, covert operations, but first and foremost for force mobilization. As the Campaign has no predetermined Order of Battle, both sides will use Events to commit forces and try shaping the war theatre to their advantage. Most Events will raise Tension, allowing a broader choice of possible actions. In the end, the Soviet offensive in Southwest Asia will begin, and World War Three with it.
Approximately 80 cards will be included, ranging from mobilization of Turkestan Military District to Operation Cyclone.
Remember: to reserve a copy, report for duty by writing to info@TRLGames.com!
As Soviet Union and US continue to amass troops in the Persian Gulf area, here’s a preview of some of the forces that could be involved in what now appears as an unavoidable conflict. According to CENTCOM internal sources, more details about the current developments will be made public in a few days.
If you want to help stopping the Red Tide or freeing the Arab countries from their post-colonialist oppressors, report for duty by writing to info@TRLGames.com!
From Soviet doctrine to chemical weapons, from air war to amphibious ops, passing thru REFORGER, electronic warfare & Polish revolts.
How do you turn World War Three, the worst nightmare of 20th century, into a living room sim?
Anthony Morphet and Fabrizio Vianello offer some hindsight on the design process & the decisions to take.
Live event was at April 16th 1200ZT, on Connections Online, and recorded session is here below.
Sponsored by Connections 2021 Online and Armchair Dragoon!
Thanks to our Embedded Combat Engineer John Rainey, a new version for The Dogs of War Vassal module is here. And yes, the extension allowing to use it in combination with Less Than 60 Miles is ready too!
300 kilometres of World War Three front, with more than 5 Warsaw Pact Armies smashing against 5 NATO Corps. Forget about tomorrow.
Installing The Dogs of War Module:
- Download and install the latest VASSAL version (3.5.3)
- Download C3_The Dogs of War_v1_15.zip
- Unzip C3_The Dogs of War_v1_15.zip
- Open C3_The Dogs of War.vmod with Vassal
Installing the Combined Modules Extension:
- Download C3_Combined Campaign_v1.zip
- Unzip C3_Combined Campaign_v1.zip in the same directory of the TDOW module
- Open Vassal, right click on The Dogs of War module and select “Add Extension”
As already happened last year, we were keeping a small The Dogs of War strategic reserve in Europe, earmarked for future conventions…..Needless to say, no convention is in sight, so part of the reserve is now committed to the front!
Also, please be aware that this equipment is shipped from Europe. CONUS and Canada should expect higher than usual shipping costs due to Soviet activity in North Atlantic.
SITREP 20210323 0734ZT: A Sukhoi-24 strike destroyed the depot. No more reserve equipment is available.
Elias Nordling, Grognard Emeritus and Swedish Military Attaché to West German I Corps, reports on the assault of the Soviet 35th Motorized Rifle Division to Braunschweig, defended by 2 Panzer Brigade.
It is morning fog, which favors superior NATO optics. The Soviets try to use air for spotting targets but don’t find anything. The long distance artillery on the other hand is lucky and manages to suppress the recon battalions in the forward line. NATO air tries to disrupt the armoured columns but are ineffective.
Pact troops cross the border, but someone (themselves) have put mines and barbed wire and stuff all over the place, so the going is slow. some force marches are used to get in contact with the enemy, and one regiment takes losses from the fast tempo.Continue reading Welcome to Braunschweig – The Dogs of War AAR
The fighting in the BAOR Sector can now be followed on the ARPANET, thanks to the VASSAL Module developed by our Embedded Engineer John Rainey!
- Download VASSAL 3.5.3
- Download TDOW Module
- Unzip TDOW Module and open it in VASSAL
- Any strange glitch? Refresh Counters!
Thanks to the Grognard Maximus Kaya Moriya, we now have the Japanese version for The Dogs of War. Kudos to Kaya-San!!