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Category Archives: History

My opponents

I’ve looked at my community-submitted scenarios and took a look at who the sides opposing the player were. They were pretty-diverse. Albania Airstrike (Albania) Yellow Sea Patrol (China) The Migrant War (Oman) Chilean Chevauchee (Peru) Ancient Armies, Modern Weapons (Ptolemaic Kingdom) Great Asian War: Southwestern Front (Vietnam/Cambodia) Regaining Honor (US) A Day At Red Flag […]

The Broken Staff-The (In)Effectiveness of Militia

The United States has always had a ‘militia legend’, one that has affected certain thinking for a while now. The romance of the citizen picking up his rifle and going off holds sway in er…. certain corners. So I figured that an examination is in order. The topic is a fascinating one. The Original Militia […]

The Kirov-class Battlecrusiers Part 1

Nebakenezzer posted a few great posts on the AIRPOWER thread on SA recently, I’ve asked his permission to publish them here! Please check out his blog at https://horseformer.blogspot.ca/! Infodump on Kirov-class Battlecrusiers Note: this infodump is quick and dirty. I have two sources for this infodump: a Osprey book on Soviet Battlecrusiers, and this extensive series […]

Seventy Years of OPFOR

The Many OPFOR Nations The asymmetric OPFOR has been haunting the training grounds of the US Army for seventy years now, beginning shortly after World War II. Having an inherently dissimilar force is effective at training an army to face an opponent that looks, moves, and fights differently. OPFORs have run the gamut from overly […]

Back Blogging Battleships

So, it’s time for the Cold War battleships to sail again, simply because I’ve been looking up a lot of information on their hypothetical modifications. And what I saw was interesting enough to write about. First, the 1980s reactivation of the Iowas. Historically, their modifications were minor in comparison to some of the other proposals. […]

Ready… or not? On the availability of units.

Ready or not? When creating a new scenario one of the challenges is to decide not only which units should be included but also how many of them will actually be able to fight. So the question is: Ready or not? The German “Bericht zur materiellen Einsatzbereitschaft der Hauptwaffensysteme der Bundeswehr” (Report for the readiness […]

They Came From The Lua Script

So, now that I’ve gotten a reveal of one of my least favorite scenario works out of the way, I can move on to happier stuff. One of my scenarios I feel the most admiration for is They Came From The Museum. Now I can reveal the making of it. _ _ _ _ The […]