More stuff pouring into the Generalstab, I sincerely am looking someon to help prepare the material! Another full-fledged Second-Front-report kiwi style by Phil Mason has arrived, as well as additional chapters from the ongoing “Fight against Fascism” by Robert Williams. In preperation due to demand: The first Europa-Howto, written by Phil Mason and Derek Cassidy.
My first server crash! Yeah! After 5 years of computing I finally lost some data – funny enough because of our first try in running an alledgedly stable Linux-Server. Well, you live, you learn. In the meantime I managed to improve the layout. Most pages come in tables now wich improves readability, and the images fit a bit better I think. Additioally, an article by Roger Clewley on the Italians in North Africa has arrived, and maybe I can get his permission to add some more in the near future.
Back from vacation in Brest (France). The Baby-Grand-Scenario” from Robert Williams keeps growing, totay I’ve upped the first four months of ’44. Check it out in the Archive.
Additionally a minor adjustment in the header size should give a more elegant look, despite this there’s much to do regarding design.
The last part of Bob Williams Game Report on “The Damned Die Hard” went online today, together with minor improments in the site structure and some small navigation helps. No big deal yet, still didn’t find the time to convert all the stuff into tables.
Troops are rushed down from central and northern Italy to block off the British threat, thankfully harrassment causes them to arrive strung out and unable to do little than contain the beachhead from the north. The Panzers at Messina cross to the main land and begin to pull out to the north, again delayed by allied air power. Italians are rushed to try and block the British from the south while a couple of pathetic AA units remain holding the Messina strait.
The British try and cut the toe off but are rebuffed by Italian defenders (damn their eyes!) and the US crosses over from Sicily, destroying the Italian defenders. The Near east and Middle east boxes are emptied of most troops who reform in North Africa. This puts the wind up the German CinC who spends some time looking at Spain. At Corsica, the all expenses paid holiday continues with the British actually shipping units off the island. (Admittedly for some French units, but as any good englishman will tell you they’re not really the same calibre). A couple of cowering coastal divisions in the corner of Sicily around Syracuse are ignored by the all conquering Americans.
The last missing turn of Freds FWTBT-game report has now gome online, thanks to Fred, who mailed the missing turn to me. I’ve added another game report by Robert Williams as well. Currently there are no new updates in the pipeline, other that I’m going to do a little restructuring like putting all of the pages into tables to enhance navigation.
My second paper on military history, “How close came Germany to executing the Schlieffen Plan in 1914?”, is now online. Not quite PhD-capable, but maybe a good introduction to the topic.
Freds game report on his game of FWTBT has been completed exccept the October of 1936 – if anyone still owns these reports I’d be grateful if you mail them to me. I’ve also reworked the pages to make them somewhat smaller.
A new game report has arrived at the Kriegsarchiv, Robert Williams reports from the “Philippines fully prepared”-scenario from “The Damned Die Hard”, the Second game of the Glory-Series.
Fixed some small spelling errors and html-mistakes. After some fumbling decided not to do the Spanish civil war report from Fred, as the JS-menues didn’t come out the way I wanted them to.