‚Äč4-1-2017. Finally the Polish Army is out. You will find an expanded version in Advanced Assault. I used 3 OOBs from 1985, 1988 and 1989 to come up with a plausible version of the Polish Peoples Army of 1995+. The hardest thing about developing this is that for the 10 years of the 1980s the Poles became less and less dependent upon the Soviets for guidance in military matters and weapons development as compared to other Warsaw Pact countries. The Polish Army of the 90s, in my imagination, came about as a result of several what might have beens. For instance, Solidarity movement failed. As a result the Polish Communist government moved closer to the Soviet Union. The Poles continued to develop their own versions of  Soviet equipment, i.e. PT-91, and work with the Czechs on some projects; and forgoing the acquisition of Soviet systems, like the T-72B, SU-25, MiG-27 and 2S3. So you will find a mish-mash of Soviet,  Czech and Polish homegrown equipment. The Poles were also later in adopting some Soviet doctrinal and organizational concepts. I hope you like what you find and as usual feel free to ask any questions. In the meantime, ENJOY!!!

4-18-2017. I added the Warsaw Pact Northern Group of Forces along with the upgraded 6th Guards Motorized Rifle Division and the 20th Tank Division. You will also find a new rule on the Warsaw Pact 3 tank platoons. Basically, the tank platoons for the original Assault are all 4 tank platoons, that way the Soviet/US/UK/FRG units were all on par and no special rules were needed. The Soviets used 4 tank platoons in the tank battalions of the Motorized Rifle Regiments. ALL other tank platoons were 3 tank platoons. So there is now a HIT-2 marker that is to be used for tank platoons not organic to Motorized Rifle Regiment. Hits basically represent the degradation in unit's ability to perform combat operations. The -2 value is used when determining base front/flank armor; base chance to spot; base chance for spotting; base chance to hit (degradation in fire power). Thanks to Jeffrey F for helping with that.  I am working on a excel chart that will have platoon sizes and plan to expand the HIT-2 rule. ENJOY!!

5-1-2017.  I added the link to the French 27e Division Alpins. It was uploaded months ago, I just did not realize that I forgot to link it. The Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (GSFG) is now 99% complete. You will find the updated Soviet 20th Guards Combined Arms Army available and ready to deploy. The next country up will be Denmark in new colors and updated OOB/TO&E. Until then, ENJOY!!

5-18-2017. The major NATO update is complete. 98% of the Danish Army is now available with all the major combat units. I also added the U. S. 9th Light Infantry Division (Motorized). I used a configuration from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Some slight updating, providing the 1-33 Armor with Abrams for instance. You will also find the FRG Schleswig-Holstein Territorial command. You will notice a difference between the Heimatschutzbrigade and the Heimatschutzregiments. Among new weapon systems you will see the M48A2G2, the M41DK and the Centurion MK V DK. Those were fun to model and I am looking forward to fighting them against the Soviet tanks. I am still working on putting together more Unit Data Cards. My next goal is working on 21st Century Assault with Leopard 2A7+, T-14 Armata, along with a conglomerate of other kinds of  lethality. Well, in the meantime ENJOY!!

7-4-17. Happy 4th of July. Well sorry for the long delay; but I think it was worth it. We have added 2 Armies (Netherlands and Belgian) plus the Luxembourg army to NATO. Rules for 3 element platoons have been expanded and I added the HARM and AIM-9 weapons systems. The UK recon units have been upgraded for the correct values for the CVR(T) Scimitar and Scorpion. Honestly, I can't remember all of the changes. Sort through it all and let me know. I think this is the largest expansion I have done at one time. You will also find the FRG Unit Data Cards and revised German Fire Data Charts ENJOY!!!

7-5-17. Now that the dust has settled a bit, some more comments. You will find that the Belgian mechanized platoons consist of four 1 step units. I made this modeling decision because the platoon consists of  2 AIFVs and 2 YPR-765s. I felt that these two vehicles are so different that they could not be modeled with one counter, and  I wanted to simulate what a platoon with dissimiliar vehicles would be like. For operations point purposes, the platoon vehicles can be activated as a single unit only if both vehicles are stacked together; if separated they should be treated as two distinct units.

The upgrade to the website was too big and I think I will stick with more frequency and less volume. I am still working through errors here and there so forgive the progress..What next? Well, I have about a half  dozen new HEXDRAW maps and I have just about completed the rules and maps for Urban Assault; I have finished the Russian 21st Century artwork; I am working on U.S. III Corps and XVIII Airborne Corps; and I still have PACT countries and remaining NATO countries to get to. My goal is to finish all this by December 2017. I hope that for 2018, I can move into the 21st Century. We shall see... ENJOY!!!

7-8-17. Christmas in July!! Something new and different. I have finished Urban Assault rules along with counters and HEXDRAW Maps. I have also added a North German Plain map and a Coastal Map. Thanks to Jo Bader and HEXDRAW for the maps. I look forward to the questions and comments.. ENJOY!!

7-10-17. Some minor alterations to the Dutch Army page based on observations of Louis K. You will notice that the Divisions are basically administrative units (the reconnaissance units are posted with the Divisional HQs that they are associated with). Louis informed me that the Brigade is the largest maneuver unit in the Dutch Army and that the brigades would be mixed through the divisions. Also, the 51, 52 and 53 brigades were reserve units that were not necessarily assigned to the 5th Divisie but more than likely split up between the 1st and 4th Divisies. I have also added the Regimental names. More to come!! ENJOY!!!

7-13-17. New rules for smoke generating units are now available.  I have also clarified and upgraded the Logistic rules. New smoke counters are available in Advanced Assault and the U.S. 7th Army has the chemical companies available for assigned divisions. More to come!! ENJOY!!!

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1st Quarter 2017

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