1st Quarter 2017

Forward Observer

           2016

‚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!!

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           2015

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          2014