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  1. This site has a huge range of combat documents albeit at Division and Army level divided up into 43 subjects: http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/SbornikBoevyhDokumentov/Issues.html The original was part of the Experience of War Study by the General Staff
  2. Try this series, http://www.soldat.ru/files/4/6/15/218/ which gives tactical examples down to platoon level The Company level one is easy to access see: http://militera.lib.ru/science/taktika_rota/index.html as your browser can translate the webpages for you automatically. Similarly Pamyat Naroda does have extraordinarily detailed maps, for instance this one of the Sandomir Bridgehead which shows virtually every single German Machine Gun position. https://pamyat-naroda.ru/documents/view/?id=100681962
  3. The "Handbook on Soviet Military Forces" is available here in a very good scanned copy from University of Nebreska http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dodmilintel/30/?utm_source=digitalcommons.unl.edu%2Fdodmilintel%2F30&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages
  4. For those of you wanting to do a little research, have a look at Pamyat Naroda using this rather good search engine: http://vnr.github.io/pamyat-naroda-search/ complete with Fond index here: http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/Fondy_TsAMO/Fonds_PamyatNaroda.html and Front/Army index here: http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/Fondy_TsAMO/JBD_Armies_BS_SA.html and an index to 3,500,000 records here (see last post): http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=223176 For instance 010/500 Tank Brigade shtat Overview of the tank brigade:https://pamyat-naroda.ru/dou
  5. Lets be realistic here. The first CMRT module will be at least 3 YEARS AFTER LAUNCH. That is way slower than CMN or CMFI and with the new CMN+ (CMFB) out and demanding a module as well.... It is obvious that sales of CMRT were not good enough to put it on the 'fast track'. Any additional items that we may see will be launched first in other modules, snow in CMFB, Waffen SS in CMN and so if we get a Vistula-Oder module it will have a couple of new Soviet vehicles and all the other bits from other modules, As for early war, that will never come out so go back to CMBB. Best yo
  6. Have a look here for late war Soviet Tactics: http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=131 http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=132 http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=409
  7. I think that Slysniper makes a good point. But on the other hand if you examine what the CMBB lobby wants out of CMRT then that could be valuable to the future development of CMRT. We waited 3 years for CMRT and here we are 18+ months further on and no sign of an add odd or pack or anything really. An extending game for later on in 1944/5 similar to Market Garden is not on the stocks either. Yet much of the German equipment and units must already have been made for the Normandy series? Similarly the step up needed for scenario design has produced only a handful of player designed scen
  8. a new variation on this to allow some line of sight and firing is to include an area behind the trench and fill it with a wooden bunker (unarmed) which allows some LOS (being further back than the front of the trench and some shooting from cover by the pixeltruppen.
  9. How do we know that this is not just Soviet propaganda? Because the Germans experienced exactly the same problems on their side of the new border between the Vistula and the San. The Otto programme ran for 6 months, from late 1940 until April 1941, used 90,000 railway men and 300,000 tonnes of steel to build 7 lines that could carry 420 pairs of trains daily from the old German border to the new Soviet border across Poland. And they had the modern portion of the Polish railway network! The line up pre-Barbarossa is significant 420 trains a day on the German side and 108 trains a day
  10. What you have to understand about the Soviet occupation of the Kresy is that it involved 1) Stripping out valuable factories from the towns to send back east 2) Removal of around 320,000 politically unreliable people to the interior of the USSR 3) Removal of the Polish Army POWs to Katyn and other places such as Siberia 4) Establishment of a large garrison to control the areas 5) A large programme of political re-education and use of police, NKVD resources to control groups such as the Ukrananian Nationalists 6) A two year reconstruction of the railways costing 3 times the budget allocat
  11. John The problem with this line of argument is simply that it is logistically unsupported. A major offensive launched from the Kresy (Borderlands in Polish) ie the occupied part of Eastern Poland would have to overcome 300km of poor communications before even entering enemy territory PLUS a change in Gauge to Standard from Broad. This is a description of the railway by Kovalev (who headed the NKPS throughout most of the war under Lasar Kaganovich) Traffic routes in Western Ukraine and Western Belarus in 1939 were almost destroyed.*The railway network there was a relatively thick: it was
  12. Hi John Scott prodded from my slumber! Re Icebreaker: I am afraid that I think Suvurov is wrong in his assertion and here is the reason why. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939 it took western Poland which was modern, well resourced and had a good transport network. It also took half of Eastern Poland beyond the Vistula which was agricultural, a land of Polish overlords and Belorussian peasants with poor transport infrastructure. The Soviets took the other half about 300 km deep which if anything was even in a worse state (as part of their defences the Poles had stripped 70km of the main d
  13. The best solution that I have found is to make the ditch 1 unit deep and line it with a trench fortification. Not perfect as you lose line of sight but makes trenches a bit more survivable against artillery, overwhelming return fire, etc.
  14. I notice that the drivers foot still comes through the floor of the GAZ MM
  15. I think we have fundamentally different definitions of what constitutes a "war of machines". As JasonC said so i just do not see the German war on the Soviet Union in 1941 and 1942 as a "war of machines". 300 Divisions most of which are horse drawn and of which 15-20 could really be called motorised (remember Panzer Divisions had been cut in half to double their numbers just before the invasion). That is 5% of the force. For every encirclement, Infantry Divisions were needed to do the fighting, the Panzer Divisions made the breakthrough and caused the confusion but were too weak to destro
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