Battle reports

FoF campaign start: Enduring Oppression

We started a new Force of Force campaign yesterday: “Enduring Oppression” The Soviet experience in Afghanistan. We will be fast-forwarding through the long years of the occupation. In the beginning the Afghans will be poorly armed and disorganised, but as the game progresses they will gain experience and equipment. The Soviets will also evolve during the campaign from a strong …


Good Cold War Book

W. Baxter’s “Soviet Air Land Battle Tactics” from 1986 is a recommended read for any Cold War enthusiast. It offers an interesting insight into the thinking behind soviet tactics, and a wealth of examples of standard doctrine. The material in the book is gathered from published Soviet sources, military journals and other documents from the other side of the iron …

Force on Force 1984 Larger Game Tryout

We wanted to see howForce on Force would work with slightly larger scenario and so we gave it a try with couple of mechanized Sov platoons reinfrced with a tank platoon. Defending against the red onslaught was a platoon or so Germans. More or less  in the vein of our Germany 1984 FoF Campaign. We didn’t notice any new problems …

SU-122 Assault Gun

The Red Army encountered German Sturmgeschutz assault guns for the first time in 1941. The advantages of assault guns were that they were less expensive to produce than tanks with rotating turrets and that a larger gun could be fitted onto the same chassis. The Soviet Union was struggling with raw material shortages which made assault guns an attractive proposition.