I plan to upload a trilogy of scenarios which have all been designed as hypothetical PBM contests. These scenarios are intended for those players who enjoy the challenge of a Cheyenne opponent while not being restricted to historical settings. All have been updated to TOAW IV.
First scenario is Deep Battle 1930 RBv02. All attempts to contact the original author failed. The following is from his briefing:
- Mikhail Tukhachevsky
"Deep battle is battle with the massive use of new mobile and shock forces for the simultaneous attack of the enemy to the entire depth of his combat formation with the aim of fully encircling and destroying him. The new means and tactics of deep battle increase the importance of surprise."
This scenario shamelessly steals several ideas from another TOAW scenario, "Blitzkrieg 1950", to recreate a hypothetical conflict in 1930 between two major powers along with several allied states caught in the middle. Fans of "Blitzkrieg" will notice many similarities between the two scenarios and hopefully they'll have some fun with this new one as well. Most credit should be given to Curt Chambers, the designer of the "Blitzkrieg" TOAW scenario, and Avalon Hill, the makers of the boardgame with the forementioned title.
There are four main differences between "Deep Battle" and "Blitzkrieg". Firstly, the size and scope are different. "Deep Battle" involves more units, a larger map, a longer time frame, and more strategic choices. Its size and scope is roughly twice that of "Blitzkrieg". Secondly, both sides are not exact quantitative equals as in "Blitzkrieg". Overall, the two sides are qualitative equals, but each have unique advantages and disadvantages. Thirdly, the minor countries are no longer walkovers. Players will have to plan a strategy for conquering minor cities. Lastly, the time periods differ by two decades. "Deep Battle" involves pre-WW2 rather than post-WW2 concepts and theories.
Download Blitzkrieg 1950 RBv02 from post #9
Download Revisionist War 1937 v06 from post #12
Deep Battle 1930 RBv02 Download:
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