A new book by Craig Luther and David Stahel, titled ‘Soldiers of Barbarossa: Combat, Genocide and Everyday Experiences on the Eastern Front, June-December 1941’  is soon to be released, and will be very interesting. It is essentially a collection of letters/diary entries from ca. 250 German soldiers covering the first six months of Operation Barbarossa. […]

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Volume IIIB is the second Soviet volume, which primarily focuses on the huge Soviet Red Army forces mobilised in 1941. In addition, this volume includes the complete sections on the Soviet Air Force and Navy during 1941. Volume IIIB represents the first ever complete and comprehensive quantitative analysis of the immense Soviet mobilisation program. Every […]

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Highly recommended new book by Craig Luther. He has also been kind enough to share his research with me for the ‘Operation Barbarossa’ series. I can verify his research is extremely extensive and meticulous, and presented with a great deal of insight and clarity. I am looking forward to the release of this one: a […]

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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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