To start the New Year properly we have a brand new game report of For Whom the Bell Tolls, written by Ken Newall and reporting from his solitaire game featuring a variable start to the revolution. Thanks to Ken who allowed me publishing his reports here. Enjoy the read!
The epic Grand Campaign game of MtV/OT by Todd Jahnke reached May 1917 this Summer, with the Allied pounding furiously at the southern coust of Austria-Hungary while burning through their equipment at the Western Front. As usual, you find the reports for May I and May II in the Archive. Thanks to Todd, and enjoy your read!
thanks to the kindness of Eric Pierce, I was able to add his well-reasearched new Order of Battle for the Soviet Union in the Winter War (1939-40) to the Academy pages. Of course its inofficial (When did the last official material get published anyway – 2002?), but in Eric´s words its “pretty close to what A.E. Goodwin would produce”. Which means it takes into acocunt all the new research and sources that have been published in the past twenty years and should be up to date, and on the same level as the TW OBs (if they ever see the light).
I took this as an opportunity to clean up the War Academy main page and insert some pictures. Hope you like it,
I’ve filled the gaps in Alan Tibbetts Second Front game report and put up a few more turns, other than that real-life keeps me to busy I’m afraid.
To begin the new year I’ve cleaned up some areas of the archive and asked by mail for some more game reports, which will be put online as they arrive. Alan Tibbetts report has been completed into the Fall of ’44, and I’ve fixed the missing images from the german glossary. More to come, as usual :-)
Apart from some minor repair I’ve done there’s new stuff in the Zentralabteilung. Unfortunately, the small glossary I’ve written is intended to trranslate into German some of the stranger terms from the Europa-Community, so it will be of little use to you English-speaking folks. Still it was lots of more work than I exprected.
Other than that, I am working on updating the neglected link-list and commenting the more interesting of them. And then there’s still this article on the Spanish Civil War, half ready… Oh well, the world will not end waiting for another half year for my wisdom to spread, right?
Oh, and lest I forget: I’ve taken a look on my providers statistics, and they say the Generalstab has app. 350 hits per month. Even if I attribute two thirds of them to myself and some robots, thats still more than I thought. And its only the redirection that they’re counting, I have to ask my university wether they keep track of the hits I’m receiving there – which would be the more interesting data.
The Kriegsarchiv keeps growing, the newest two additions beeing two WOR-Reports (from the Glory-Series), submitted by Robert Williams and Dean T. Moon, both of whom I’d like to express my gratitude here for their well-written and enjoyable reports. Still to come are two more essays for the Kriegsschule, and then I’ll start to clean up in some rather quiet areas of the Generalstab for a while.
We continue to expand this website slow but steadily with two new game reports by Robert Williams. Those of you who are members of thee association will already know it from TEM, but I think they still make a worthwhile reading. You’ll find his reports on Balkan Front and Storm over Scandinavia in the Kriegsarchiv. Additionally, work on the german Generalstab-FAQ continues, and I’ve started a small Glossary to explain game-terms to Newbies, albeit in german. Have fun.
Happy New Year to all of you! We’ll start ne next year with the second essay from Alan Tibetts, being a critical biography of Soviet Air Marshall Alexander A. Novikov, responsible for the rebuilding of the Soviet air force in the most critical time of the Great Patriotic War. More stuff will be coming soon, as the crew slowly recovers from this years celebrations :-)
Finally I found some time to convert the first of Alan Tibbetts esseys into HTML, and so you can view Parachuting the Netherlands in the Kriegsschule now. I’ve yet got to improve the text flow, but this has to wait another day, I’m afraid, it took me long enough to figure out how to make the maps pop up.
Additionally, I’ve continued Alans game report, stretching to April ’44 by now.