The proof copy for the new Volume IIIA hardback and colour edition. The colours are keyed to represent specific organisations in the Soviet forces. This version will soon be available at all major online bookstores worldwide. It is a huge volume with over 720 pages and hundreds of tables and charts, and is crammed full […]

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The proof copy for the new Volume IIA hardback and colour edition. This will soon be available at all major book outlets. The colours are not just aesthetic; they are all keyed to represent specific organisations. For example, orange (companies), yellow (battalions), green (regiments), etc. In addition, several errors in the softback versions have now been […]

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HARDBACK versions of all the published volume will soon be released for distribution. Here is a proof copy for Volume I, which will be distributed (directly by Ingram) to all major book-store outlets around the globe within the next few weeks. At most, the cost will be similar to the existing books in the series; […]

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In August 2017 the TIK Channel on YouTube posted a video presentation with the title ‘The Numbers Say it All: The Myth of German Superiority on the WW2 Eastern Front’. A few people have asked me what I thought of the video because I have done some work on calculating the Soviet and Axis ROCPs […]

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The following link is an interview with Scott Cole at Castalia House Publishing about the ‘Barbarossa Project’. It has a lot of background info for those interested in how the project evolved, the rational behind it and the schedule for future releases in the series. Wargame Wednesday: Nigel Askey’s Operation Barbarossa

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Volume IIIA is the first of two volumes relating to the Soviet armed forces, mobilisation and war-economy from June to December 1941. All the significant Soviet weapon systems and combat squads used in the campaign are analysed using the quantitative methodology detailed in Volume I, along with the contextual history. An assessment of each weapon […]

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Volume IIIA, which is the first of two volumes relating to the Soviet Forces, Mobilisation and War Economy from June to December 1941, is currently scheduled for release in 2016. At this time it will be the Soviet equivalent of the ‘German’ Volume IIA, with round 740 pages (the largest number the publisher can handle in […]

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The most detailed and historically realistic 1941 TOAW map ever created is almost complete. This 2.5km per hex map represents the entire area covered by Operation Barbarossa during 1941, as well as the potential area the Wehrmacht could have realistically reached by the end of the year. It will form the basis of the largest […]

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Volume I, page 99, 8th line from the top. Spelling: “save to ride” should read “safe to ride”. Volume IIA, page 484, second (full) paragraph, second, third and fourth sentence (from “It fought on the Franco-Belgium border”). The year in all these sentences should be 1940, not 1941. Volume IIB, page 11. The ^* note for […]

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Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organization and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation, (Lulu Press: 2013-14) Nigel Askey has been deeply involved in computer war-games and has begun to publish a multi-volume reference work dealing with the armed forces involved in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. While this might be dismissed by military historians as simply another war-game […]

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