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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. […]

The 1965 Cutoff

So, in my innumerable Command editor forays and bits of research for the waves of scenarios I never expect to actually make in full, I’ve found one year where I view the most interesting, novel alternate history scenarios as no longer being possible. 1965. It’s a pretty sudden cutoff. I think the two big reasons […]

Looking back at the OPFORs

In the early 1990s, the US Army released a set of documents describing the “capabilities-based OPFOR” (Opposing Force), a stand-in enemy force that could be used in training exercises. The documents describe the organization and tactics of both a “Heavy” and “Light” OPFOR nation. As reference tools, they remain extremely valuable. While obviously dated given […]