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Eastern Front 1915 - 7/13/2021 11:53:32 AM   
Jazon


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Hi,
as some of you know I am testing my 1920 MOD together with Mike and Dan, with support of Hubert and Bill. I think in one-two months we can make it playable, and available for everyone who wish to play.

In meanwhile, I took interest in WWI eastern front. I am currently reading a book by polish professor about second Masurian Lakes battle - February 1915. I am thinking after completing MOD for 1920, to modify the map I made and use it to make operational - divisional scale. I can use it for events since winter 1915 (because map I made doesn't cover western border of Russian Empire, just wouldn't be playable for 1914 ). But it's perfect for 1915 and later battles.
This thread is for gathering data so far. I am downloading "Der Weltkrieg 1914 bis 1918" written in 1931 by German Army commission ( so far 2% on torrents -guess not so popular book to read:).
I also found some resources for Russian Imperial Army.
I already downloaded Зайончковский А.В. Мировая война 1914-1918 гг. (III издание. М.: Воениздат, 1938. Т.3: Схемы) - maps for eastern front, from Soviet historians and military commission research.
However I still have problem to find resources about the at least approximately Order de Battalie for 1915 - I have it for North Part of the front, but not Central and South piece. Whoever can help or consult please share here. I can read polish, russian, english, german and chinese.
Especially I need maps with divisional scale - dislocation of divisions and brigades would be best. Also organisation and quantity. Period from January 1915 to March 1915.
Cheers guys!

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RE: Eastern Front 1915 - 7/14/2021 10:10:55 AM   
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I've emailed you a couple of things. Additionally I wonder if this book might help working out the condition of units etc:

https://www.history.org.uk/historian/resource/8562/germany-ascendant-the-eastern-front-1915

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RE: Eastern Front 1915 - 7/14/2021 12:34:23 PM   
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Hi Bill,
thanks for the link for "Germany Ascendant: Eastern Front".
I had bad experience with Gilbert book... But, I may try this one, first because you recommend it, secondly it's Osprey.
So far, when I was free from testing MOD i made first list for Russians, you can look in the attachment.
And I haven't got anything from you on my email yet.

Cheers!

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RE: Eastern Front 1915 - 7/15/2021 12:35:50 PM   
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Hi Guys,
I managed to download "Weltkrieg 1914 - 1918". This stuff is EPIC. It has 15 volumes and additional map volumes. Its very clear to find what you are interested chronologically - basically each quarter of year has separate volume. January to April 1915 is in volume 7. Maps are very vivid and easy to understand.
The minus is, even I feel quite ok with German language, its all written in Swabacha...you can got used to, but got a feeling those crazy Gothic letters are moving like vipers after 10 mins of reading. Anyway, those maps are good point to start. There is also the Index of units, so I guess I got to find each division by it's core,and check where they are mentioned . Fortunately some of them are described in additional situation sketches. However its still ton of work, because quantity data is scarce or written in a very general speaking way. Maybe the quantity or Core index are in another volume. It would be great there would be such a integrated historical work from Russian side... I guess still need to dig.
Cheers all

Jazon

I attached the map, but its quantity is reduced, originals I have are 8MB per Map, so you can zoom in to see each detail.




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RE: Eastern Front 1915 - maps - 7/16/2021 2:31:12 AM   
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After a week of research in map aspect I guess I am done. I have complete dislocation of Central Powers and Russians for 1915 Eastern front.This is my "war room" at my home :P
Cheers




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RE: Eastern Front 1915 - maps - 7/16/2021 6:53:16 AM   
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This all is beautiful to behold! Feb 1915 is a great start date. Who in their right mind would try to pull what General Samsonov did anyway?
I'm drooling over the maps....damn...they are like prints of a Van Gogh to a grognards eyes.

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RE: Eastern Front 1915 - maps - 7/16/2021 10:31:20 AM   
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That looks great!

I've actually sent two emails, so that is a bit worrying. Could you message/email me your email address so I can double check I have it right?

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