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  • #55916
    Jemima Fawr
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    I’ve heavily re-written my previous orbats and TO&Es for British and West German forces of the 1980s:

    British: http://www.fireandfury.com/orbats/modcwbritish.pdf

    West German: http://www.fireandfury.com/orbats/modcwwestgerman.pdf

    The full list of orbats and TO&Es can be found here: http://www.fireandfury.com/extra/ordersofbattle.shtml

    These are designed to conform with my Cold War variant of the ‘Battlefront: WWII’ rules by Fire & Fury Games, where each vehicle/aircraft/heavy weapon represents 2-3 real ones and each infantry stand represents a squad.

    An extensive re-write of the Soviet orbats and TO&Es will be next, followed by some completely new orbats for Swedish forces, plus unit cards for the Swedes.  I will then be steadily going through and revising all of the older Warpac and NATO orbats.

    On top of all this, I hope to have the full draft of the Cold War playtest rules for ‘Battlefront: WWII’ completed by the middle of February, which will then replace the half-arsed version that’s been sitting on the website for the last ten years…

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Jemima Fawr.
    • This topic was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Jemima Fawr.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #55958
    Iain Fuller
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    Great news JF!

    I’ll be happy to help out with play-testing, if needed, when the full-arsed version is available.

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    #55973
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Cheers Iain, that’s very kind of you! 🙂

    Don’t live anywhere near Wales, do you…?

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #55978
    Iain Fuller
    Participant

    Afraid not, London, but happy to have a bash with the rules and give feedback.

    It is the least I could do after using your fantastic TOE’s and Orbats over the past few years (and maybe free up time so you can finish off the neutral states lists ).

    #55991
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Cheers Iain, great stuff!

    I should perhaps have added that you’ll need to have a copy of the original Battlefront: WWII rules to use the Cold War Supplementary rules, so sorry about that!

    The unit data cards (original and best – accept no cheap imitations from certain New Zealand companies…) can be downloaded from here: http://www.fireandfury.com/extra/pdfrtns/selectforpdf.php

    Select a card list by keeping the Ctrl key pressed and selecting the cards you want.  Once you’ve selected your list it’ll then create a pdf of your cards for you to print off, with nine cards per page.

    There are some inconsistencies – mainly caused by several different people providing the poor, overworked webmaster with ideas for cards.  However, I’m in the process of reviewing and amending them and am now almost done.  Please let me know if you spot any mistakes or baffling stats – mistakes always creep in!

    Most of the Cold War cards are prefixed with ‘CW’, though there are a few others such as ‘ARG’ (1982 Argentine), ‘SADF’ (1970s/80s South African Defence Force), ‘FA’ (1970s/80s FAPLA – Angolan government), ‘UT’ (1970s/80s UNITA – Angolan rebels), ‘AR’ (Arab armies), ‘IDF’ (Israeli Defence Force) and various sides of the Vietnam War, prefixed with ‘VN’.  I’ve kept the ARG cards up to speed with the main Cold War cards, but still have to review the SADF, VN, FA and UT cards to bring them into line.  With thousands of cards to look at, it’s a massive job!

    We also need lots of photos for the cards and to illustrate the orbats.  We also prefer photos of nicely-painted models to photos of the actual things, so if you see a card that lacks a photo, or one that would look better with your models on it, please post the photo up here and I’ll cut and paste it into the card (credited to you).

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    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #55993
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Re the neutral states: The Austrians have been up for a while and the Swedes are almost ready to go.  I still have the Finns, Swiss and Yugoslavs on my ‘to do’ list, though it’ll be a while before I get those done!

    Of course, there’s still one NATO nation I haven’t covered… 😉

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #57693
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    I use these lists as my to do list. I go through the model availability from time to time to see what we are missing and decide what to do next.

    QRF Models Limited
    www.quickreactionforce.co.uk

    #57708
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Aha!  You fell into my trap!  You’ve doomed yourself! Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

     

    It’s a bugger at the moment, trying to keep them updated with all the new models that keep appearing from all sides!

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #57712
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    I am feeling a little smug about how much of the British list we cover.

    QRF Models Limited
    www.quickreactionforce.co.uk

    #57725
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    And a lot more besides!  I don’t bother to differentiate different types of Land Rover (aside from the 1 Tonner), Ferret and Bedford on that list, yet you do all the possible options of those.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #57762
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    I’m slowly working on filling out the others!

    QRF Models Limited
    www.quickreactionforce.co.uk

    #57791
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    I think my next ‘BIG’ want after the colossal expenditure on Canadians, Dutch, Belgians, etc, will be OT-64/SKOT to go with Ozmial Ozmy’s lovely 15mm Cold War Poles.

     

    OT-64A/SKOT-2A (with BRDM turret) and SKOT-2AP (with high-angle turret), plus a turretless command variant would be my preference.  I don’t want much… 😉

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

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