From: Somewhere deep in appalachian valley in PA
On top of pz501's post, let me add some more FMs and some other documents. FMs are usually very huge, so you may need to read selectively what you want.
FM 71-123 TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES FOR COMBINED ARMS HEAVY FORCES: ARMORED BRIGADE, BATTALION/TASK FORCE, AND COMPANY/TEAM.
FM 100-2-1 The Soviet Army operations and tactics. With Ralph Peter's Red Army, this will let you know more about Soviet army.
FM 17-15 Tank Platoon: I really enjoyed this when I play tank games like SB Pro and Flashpoint Campaign series. I bet this FM would be helpful for this game too.
Global War Game Second Series, 1984-1988 (published by Naval War College): This work covers not only army, but also navy and air force, and economical political aspect of possible scenarios from 1984 to 1988. Very interesting read.
Airland Battle Doctrine (written by Douglas W Skinner): 1980s were the era of ALB. There are other good documents and FM regarding ALB concept.
NATO's Follow-On Forces Attack (FOFA) Concept: NATO developed FOFA concept while US developed ALB. FOFA is a bit different from ALB.
Operational Art and Tactics (written by David M. Glantz): Nicely summarized about Red Army strategy and tactics.
Google them, and you would be able to find PDFs of those documents.
I guess documents like Operational Art and Tactics, FM 100-2-1, and Airland Battle Doctrine would be greatly helpful for any scenario modders (also campaign modders in the future), if anyone want to make realistic scenario for this game.
Plus, you could find official US Army magazines, like ARMOR, INFANTRY, FIELD ARTILLERY and etc... if you look for issues from 1960~80s, they are great material to read for cold war.
I have always wondered why it is possible to find these books so easily, they should be classified
I think they are declassified because they are outdated. For example, if you look for the materials I suggest above, they are published back in 1970 ~ early 1990. Strategies, tactics, and concepts of now days are different from those era.
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