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Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/11/2020 4:43:29 AM   
THW

 

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G'day,

Bill Lott and I have been working on a NATO/WP scenario for a few years now, as time permits. 29 one day turns, Regt/Bde level, 10km hexes, Denmark through to Bavaria. I think it's pretty good to go, but would like some fresh eyes to look at it. Does anyone want to join me in a playtest, or to play with a mate and give me some feedback?

Best played as PBEM, I can't programme the PO properly it seems.
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RE: Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/11/2020 4:48:18 AM   
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Hi THW,

I've collected a lot of data about the forces from that timeframe. If you would care for OOB or organization of units feedback, please send me a copy of the scenario.

Cheers

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RE: Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/11/2020 2:44:14 PM   
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I’d like to take look, I might be able to help with the PO.

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RE: Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/12/2020 2:15:35 AM   
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I would like to see a copy. Perhaps I could take a go at the PO.

See Red Thunder II 1988, 25km at Rgt/Brigade units, thirty single-day turns (my modification of Eric Rutins Red Thunder 1988 with his kind permission.)

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RE: Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/12/2020 4:55:03 AM   
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I would love to test it out
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RE: Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/12/2020 4:33:19 PM   
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General comments.

I love the scale and dimensions of the map. Plenty of strategic rear area for both sides.

Initial checks of orbat look good. Some sources I have vary a bit on equipment for some spot checks I made, but nothing dramatic. I will give that an in-depth look, probably army by army.

I like the Soviet regiment vs NATO brigade unit scale. Classic war games almost always depict the Soviets at division level, something that I think dates back to paper war games and limitations on how many counters were included in a game. No need for that in TOAW, and it is impressive to see how many regiments the Warsaw Pact had.

Lots of research apparent in this work, will enjoy looking at it more closely.

Cheers!

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RE: Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/12/2020 4:47:30 PM   
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For those interested, some useful URLs.

https://www.relikte.com/literatur.htm - in German, but free e-books with detailed orbat and organization information for NATO, E German, and Soviet forces in 1989.

http://www.mgfa.de/html/zms_standorte_einleitung_brd.php - German military history office database on Bundeswehr units and locations

http://www.mgfa.de/html/zms_standorte_einleitung.php - German military history office database on E German military units and locations

Cheers

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RE: Central Front 1989: NATO/Warsaw Pact- Final Playtest - 4/13/2020 1:32:37 AM   
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'55
It comes with TOAW4.
Cheers
RAK

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