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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Operation Barbarossa: the Complete Organisational and Statistical Analysis, and Military Simulation focuses on 1941 – when the USSR came closest to defeat. It includes full analyses of the belligerents’ armed forces, weapons, equipment, personnel, transport, logistics, war-production, mobilisation and replacements.

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Volume I – The Concepts and General Structure of the Integrated Land and Air Resource Model (Part I), and The Methodology Used for Analysing Weapon System Effectiveness, and the Structure of the 1941 Soviet and Axis Resource Database (Part II).

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(Published in June 2013, 196 pages.) Volume I is separated into two parts. The first part is concerned with the basic philosophy behind using sophisticated and historically accurate military-simulations to study military history.

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(Published in November 2013, 707 pages.) Volume IIA is concerned with the Wehrmacht. All the significant German weapon systems and combat squads used in the campaign are analysed using the quantitative methodology detailed in Volume I, along with the contextual history.

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