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Unconventional Military Fiction

Here, I’m not talking about books dealing with unconventional warfare. I’m talking about military fiction books that have unconventional premises from the usual popular technothriller topics. And in my long history of reading and reviewing such books, I’ve found more than a few. Some of the most out-there include: Dark Rose by Mike Lunnon-Wood. A […]

Fictional Air/Naval Forces

Two early 1990s exercise books give examples of fictional air and naval forces that aren’t simply the most advanced enemies possible. The countries are in the British Generic Enemy-ROWEN and American Light OPFOR manuals. The GENFORCE ROWEN air force has a sample order of battle attached, and it consists of: Three fighter/ground attack wings, each […]

The Fuldapocalypse 100 Post Special

Last August, I started a specific review blog called Fuldapocalypse Fiction that was originally meant to review just World War III books (think Hackett, Red Storm Rising, Team Yankee, etc…) Now it’s grown to encompass all sorts of cheap thrillers-and grown to a hundred posts. I made a special reflection post to celebrate.

Offensive and Defensive Eras

Most of the time in decisive naval battles, both in real life and Command, the winner wins in a lopsided manner, with very few losses. The frequently deterministic nature of it means that once force is concentrated, the result is very clear. However, playing the still-excellent First Contact standalone scenarios included with Command, and remembering […]

The 1990s Technothriller Flail

Having started the Fuldapocalypse Review Blog and being a natural reader, I’ve consumed a lot of books this year. Many have been technothrillers published in the period following the USSR’s fall and Gulf War. With the strongest foe lost, there was a big flailing around for opponents. Besides the traditional and still most credible Russians […]

Aircraft paint schemes

A lot of aircraft paint schemes are in either the “dull but practical” or “deliberately showy” category. Then you have one of my personal favorites, used briefly by Moldova for MiG-29s. This Fulcrum, in the process of being shipped to the US as part of a purchase deal, has a very green color scheme. A […]

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: OPFOR Strike Package

From page 313/chapter 10-19 in the Heavy OPFOR Operational Art handbook, a look at a strike package in a concise, illustrated way. This sample package features 20 MiG-27s supported by ten MiG-23s, six MiG-29s, and eight Yak-28PPs. The latter have a particularly unenviable job, specialist aircraft like themselves are always in low supply and very […]