Comrades! Saturday, March 18th we will be at the San Diego Historical Convention Online.
We will run an exercise covering opposed river crossing, retrograde operations, interdiction, bombardment, and more. The scenario will use Die Festung Hamburg and will include the East German 8th Motorized Rifle Division and the BALTAP covering forces of West German 6. PanzerGrenadier Division.
The exercise starts at 17.03.2023 1800 Berlin Time (1000 PDT) and lasts 2 hours, including the time for singing the anthem of Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and for doctrinal / political questions.
Forward Command Posts rarely have the space to unfold all the 1:20000 tactical maps needed for serious planning.
This VASSAL Module gives Army Group and Front Commanders what they need, when they need it. NORTHAG / Northern Front Sector 1, NORTHAG / Northern Front Sector 2 and CENTAG / Central Front Sector 1 are covered and can be used in every possible combination, allowing to plan and follow the battle in detail.
The module contains the complete setup for the July is the Cruellest Month campaign, and several useful additional features such as:
Formation Boundary lines
Movement Axis arrows
Victory Points markers
Warsaw Pact Echelon Planning
Download the latest VASSAL version (3.6.12 or higher)
As usual, we were keeping a small strategic reserve in Europe earmarked for emergencies and counterattacks.…..Tonight, SACEUR ordered to commit a significant part of it to the front.
Please be aware that:
The equipment will be airlifted from France. Deployment to non-European fronts can be expensive (40+ Euros)
France POMCUS is out of Field Manuals (the 8-pages examples booklet). The original booklet is downloadable here, and to make up for its absence each box will contain one extra 98×75 cm map of NORTHAG Sector 1, useful for planning / reserve / War Room poster.
SITREP UPDATE 20230130 1531ZT: Fighting definitively stopped on the whole front. There’s no survivors.