From: Colorado Springs, CO
What I menat to say, was finding information about the East Germans units, like patches, history of the unit, when I do a scenario or campaign, I like to know what kind of units they were. Makes building the scenarios or campaigns interesting when you know the history.
Yep, I got that one too, had both on my hard drive for years. In fact I'm using it, when building my scenario. One thing that I want to do is build a scenario with East Germans fighting against the West German. I'm working on a East German user database after I finish the user database for 1-36IN BN campaign. Can't find much information on the East Germans.
I'm not sure what you might need to know. There were 2 East German Armies, the 5th and the 3rd if I remember right. Each had a Tank division with T-72's and BMP 2's and should use the same organization as the Soviet tank division. No 2S6's though, they still only had ZSU 23-4's at the time and SA-13's/Sa-9's at regimental level.
The motorized divisions still had T-55's as their main battle tank and BTR-60's, BMP 1's, and even BTR-50's. They didn't have much in the way of modern equipment in the motorized divisions. What's interesting though is that they had a better maintenance record than their Soviet counterparts did despite the antiquated equipment. These divisions would have the same organization as the Soviet MRD's.
I would definitely use an E German tank division TO&E vs the W Germanns to make things more equitable. Although you could use a German territorial unit equipped with Leopard 1's rather than a regular army unit.
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