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Feeding the Bear: a Closer Look at Russian Army Logistics and the Fait Accompli

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"Moscow might want to undermine security in the Baltic states or Poland, for instance, but could the Russian government successfully carry out a large-scale invasion of those countries?" Lt. Col. Alex Vershinin, in War on the Rocks, takes a look at some scenarios recently gaining more attention, and takes the perspective of further analysis: "While the Russian army definitely has the combat power to achieve these scenarios, does Russia have the logistics force structure to support these operations?"

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/3/2021


Jutland: The Latest Salvo. Book Review

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"When leadership demands results at any cost, you should not be surprised when that cost is unexpectedly high." Ray Garbee reviews Clash of Capital Ships: From the Yorkshire Raid to Jutland by Eric Dorn Brose, which covers World War I's British/German naval tensions and clash. Check out what Ray sees as "…an interesting assessment and one that gets to the heart of much of the lingering acrimony surrounding the battle and its aftermath."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 12/1/2021


Fighting in 13.5mm

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"Having regard for the tooling costs of each sprue, that is a huge commitment to the product." Norm Smith, in Battlefields & Warriors, discusses developments in 13.5 mm miniatures, a topic near to his heart as a "space strapped" gamer. The purveyor of this relatively new scale, Warlord Games, has recently "…announced a new period in the ‘Epic’ scale ….. Napoleonics! due for initial release in January 2022."

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 11/29/2021


Top 3 Wargame Suggestions for Christmas 2021 - Centurion's Review

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Top 3 wargame suggestions for Christmas 2021 – Part 1 – New Releases. Christmas time is fast approaching so we all look for presents inspirations. Today the Centurion's Review is looking at three 2021 releases which can be wholeheartedly recommend. Enjoy the article!

Poster: Mark D.
Post Date: 11/28/2021


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Falling Sky - Perfect Opening Moves - Roman (updated)

Is there such a thing as a "Perfect Opening Move" in any of GMT's COIN Series games? Mark D. shares his idea of a "perfect" opening turn for the Romans in Falling Sky. Enjoy.

Editor's note added on 5/15/2021.

Higlanders - Scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975

Experimental scenario for Vietnam: 1965-1975 created and shared by Mark D'Agosta.

Battle for Russia - Game Turn Restrictions Summary

I'm finally getting to play this game, and am looking forward to it. There are a decent amount of "special rules" and restrictions that apply to either the Axis or Soviet player, depending on which turn it is. Rather than flipping back and forth in the rule book, I made a quick & dirty cheat sheet for myself which I have been using, and thought I'd share it. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect, please let me know via email at mark at grognard dot com. (updated 4/11/2020 to include rules for ignoring Rivers - Axis only on Turn 1; both sides on Turn 2)

French "Low Density" Blues in Ici c'est la France!

Brief strategy article written by Mark D. that explains the concept of "Troop Density" and examines how that level can have a big impact on French and FLN play in the early stages of the game. Ici c'est la France! was designed by Kim Kanger and published by Legion Wargames in 2009. Outstanding game!

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Game: The Next War: Modern Conflict in Europe
Publisher: SPI
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Jim Dunnigan, Mark Herman

Article Descriptions
Article ID: 389
Date: 11/10/2021
Poster: Pat L.
The Next War Addenda as of September 1979

The Next War: Modern Conflict in Europe Addenda by courtesy of Decision Games .
Article ID: 388
Date: 10/16/2016
Poster: Mark D.
The Next War: Scenario and Strength Assessments

A review/assessment of "The Next War" scenarios by Kevin Sharp for his Big Board Gaming blog.
Article ID: 387
Date: 9/22/2016
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (Final Chapter!)

Wow! Fabrizio Vianello's epic replay of "The Next War" on his War Without KIA blog has finally reached an end. And what an exciting and unexpected end it is! Please visit War Without KIA and leave a note of thanks to Fabrizio for all the time and effort he has put into sharing this game replay with all of us...
Article ID: 386
Date: 9/19/2016
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (The Next War, Operation Attila, D+15 NATO Land Phase)

The latest update to the never-ending "The Next War - Operation Attila AAR" from Fabrizio Vianello of the War Without KIA blog. Take a look at the "Strategic Situation Map", as it really paints the picture of the current status of the game...
Article ID: 385
Date: 6/14/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
War Without KIA: Replay (The Next War, Operation Attila, D+14 WP Land Phase)

With enemy resistance in Northern Germany virtually over and supply lines at least partially functional despite the continuous NATO air strikes, Warsaw Pact has reorganized its North and Central Fronts to prepare the final phase of the liberation of Europe. Here's the latest from Fabrizio Vianello of the War Without KIA blog. If you haven't been following this, you really should start...
Article ID: 384
Date: 5/5/2016
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (The Next War, Operation Attila - D+14, Air Phase)

Air war at D+14 followed the same pattern of the previous 6 days, with both sides committed to execute or prevent Operation Hand of God - NATO attempt to utterly destroy Warsaw Pact's supply infrastructure. Here's the latest from Fabrizio Vianello of the War Without KIA blog. Outstanding...
Article ID: 383
Date: 4/7/2016
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (Operation Attila: Turn 9 NATO Land Phase)

The latest news from Operation Attila - Turn 9 NATO Land Phase completed and War Without KIA blog updated by Fabrizio Vianello. A must-see for fans of the game or the genre...
Article ID: 382
Date: 3/10/2016
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (Operation Attila: D+12 WP Land Phase)

Fabrizio Vianello's long running replay continues, and is available for viewing on his War Without KIA blog. In this installment, "Another step toward a new, bright future for European Proletarian Masses..."
Article ID: 381
Date: 2/12/2016
Poster: Ed Sommers
War Without KIA: Replay (Operation Attila: D+12 Air War)

Fabrizio Vianello's long running replay continues, and is available for viewing on his War Without KIA blog. In this installment, "The key to the entire war has become the air war and its effects on Warsaw Pact's supply. The recent breakthrough in SOUTHAG defenses by 1st Czech Army probably forced a change of strategy at SHAEF, as the majority of the available planes were allocated to Central Sector..."
Article ID: 380
Date: 1/16/2016
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (D+11 NATO Land Phase)

Fabrizio Vianello's long running replay continues, and is available for viewing on his War Without KIA blog. In this installment, "The big news is that NATO is now operating at division level wherever possible. This change of strategy will make WP attacks very costly, but reduces NATO reserves to an almost absolute zero; should WP be able to achieve a breakthrough somewhere, there will be nothing to stop its ride..."
Article ID: 379
Date: 11/16/2015
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (cont'd) - The "Hand of God" Hits Again!

In this on-going series, Fabrizio Vianello continues his marathon game of "The Next War" and shares it with us on his War Without KIA blog. This installment covers "Operation Attila - D+10, WP Land Phase", and the war continues with Warsaw Pact momentarily slowed down by critical supply problems. Meanwhile, second echelon Warsaw Pact Divisions start entering the battlefield, and there's A LOT of them... Great maps make it easy to follow the action...
Article ID: 378
Date: 10/2/2015
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay - Operation Attila D+9, NATO Land Phase (2)

After a long pause, this awesome replay continues! Produced by Fabrizio Vianello for his War Without KIA blog.
Article ID: 377
Date: 5/6/2015
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (D+8 WP Land Phase)

NATO player is finally back from business trip and we were able to finish Turn 7 WP Land Phase. This awesome replay continues. Produced by Fabrizio Vianello for his War Without KIA blog.
Article ID: 376
Date: 1/13/2015
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (cont'd)

The war continues, but NATO appears to be holding their own. At least for now… Great on-going series of replays (including awesome visuals) by Fabrizio Vianello for his War Without KIA blog.
Article ID: 375
Date: 10/4/2014
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (Turn 6)

The invasion continues! Fabrizio Vianello is now up to the Warsaw Pact Land Phase of Game Turn 6. Excellent AAR and accompanying graphics on the War Without KIA blog. If you haven't been following, you should take a look...
Article ID: 374
Date: 8/5/2014
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay/AAR (turn 5)

The battle continues… Fabrizio Vianello takes us through game turn 5 in The Next War.
Article ID: 373
Date: 7/10/2014
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay/AAR

Checking in again on Fabrizio Vianello and his awesome replay/AAR of The Next War. Proof that one gigantic picture is worth a thousand words…
Article ID: 372
Date: 3/30/2014
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay (cont'd)

The Soviet onslaught continues but Air Superiority problems, supply problems and Warsaw Pact ally defection problems threaten the success of the invasion. Fabrizio Vianello, who blogs at 'War Without KIA', continues his game in progress. Includes some really nice graphics/pictures.
Article ID: 370
Date: 1/1/1900
Poster: Mark D.
Map and Counters: History and Review

Historical background and detailed review by JCB over at Map and Counters blog. (Full Disclosure: I recently acquired a copy of 'The Next War' and have it sitting on my game table. So I'm on a bit of 'kick' right now).
Article ID: 371
Date: 1/1/1900
Poster: Mark D.
War Without KIA: Replay

Fabrizio Vianello, who blogs at 'War Without KIA', has been posting a turn by turn scenario replay of the classic monster game, SPI's 'The Next War'. This is the 7th post in the replay so far. Looking forward to more.
Article ID: 359
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Variant

Article ID: 360
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Charts for Variant (Zip File)

Article ID: 361
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 362
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

Article ID: 363
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
errata

Article ID: 364
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
complete errata

Article ID: 365
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article index

Article ID: 366
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
air damage notation

Article ID: 367
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Airmobile Operations page #1

Article ID: 368
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Airmobile Operations page #2

Article ID: 369
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Airmobile Operations page #3