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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The huge 2.5km per hex map being built by Jack Bechtold is nearing completion. The sample below shows the current overall status (along with an example of the detailed graphics). See previous Blog for more details.  

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Volume IIB is the second volume relating to (and completing) the Wehrmacht, and the German mobilisation and war-economy, from June to December 1941. It includes the most detailed Orders of Battle ever published on the German Heer, Luftwaffe, Waffen SS and Kriegsmarine, in all areas of the Reich, between 22nd June and 4th July 1941. […]

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The complete manuscript for Volume IIB, completing the German armed forces (Wehrmacht), mobilisation and war economy, from June to December 1941, has been sent to the publisher. A new cover is being prepared so it should be released in September (or possibly early October 2014).

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A new PDF File has been added to the section on German forces. It shows the personnel and equipment in the German Army (Heer), Waffen SS, Luftwaffe ground forces, Naval coastal artillery and railroad troops, Deployed (D) across the Reich, from 22nd June to 4th July 1941.

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An enormous map of the Western USSR in 1941 is under development for ‘Operation Barbarossa, the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation’. Below is a snapshot of a huge map of the Western USSR being built for military simulations and scaled at 2.5km per hex! It is being constructed by Jack Bechtold in […]

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