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The Zealand Campaign – Game 1 – First Clash

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So – onto the actual game.  First up we established where the objectives were for the game:They were the two major intersections along the road and the large hill that dominated the terrain.  Then the Danes set about placing their defences, k…

The Zealand Campaign – Game 1 – First Clash

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So – onto the actual game.  First up we established where the objectives were for the game:They were the two major intersections along the road and the large hill that dominated the terrain.  Then the Danes set about placing their defences, k…

The Zealand Campaign – Part Four – Pre-Game and Table Set Up

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

So with each player having been provided with the Operation Orders (which also includes their TO&Es for the beginning of the campaign) and the map sets it was up to them to start working out how they would tackle the tactical situation.The Danish w…

The Zealand Campaign – Part Four – Pre-Game and Table Set Up

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under . Posted by

So with each player having been provided with the Operation Orders (which also includes their TO&Es for the beginning of the campaign) and the map sets it was up to them to start working out how they would tackle the tactical situation.The Danish w…

The Zealand Campaign – Part Three – The Operational Orders

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

So this will be the last post for the week, but it will contain a fair amount of information – mainly in the form of links to documents that will assist in setting up the campaign.I prepared an Operational Order for each side – I tried to make it look …

The Zealand Campaign – Part Three – The Operational Orders

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

So this will be the last post for the week, but it will contain a fair amount of information – mainly in the form of links to documents that will assist in setting up the campaign.I prepared an Operational Order for each side – I tried to make it look …

The Zealand Campaign – Part Two – The Army Lists

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So – onto the Army Lists.  First a couple of caveats:1.  Part of the reason I’m looking at this campaign, in this setting (i.e. 1986 – NATO Northern Front) and these Army Lists is that I believe that there is very little chance of them having…

The Zealand Campaign – Part Two – The Army Lists

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So – onto the Army Lists.  First a couple of caveats:1.  Part of the reason I’m looking at this campaign, in this setting (i.e. 1986 – NATO Northern Front) and these Army Lists is that I believe that there is very little chance of them having…

The Zealand Campaign – Part One – Some Background Information

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

OK – so anyone who’s paid any attention to this blog since at least November 2014 will know I’m pretty interested in the battles that might have occurred on NATO’s Northern Front during a Third World War.  Way back then I called the project:  THE SOVIET INVASION OF SCANDANAVIA – 1986

So to give my gaming life some semblance of direction I’ve tried (with numerous distractions) to make that happen – and to prove it I can happily say I’ve written Army Lists and/or built/painted forces for:

WARPAC

Soviet Naval Infantry                                                   (List and Painted Forces)

Soviet Air Assault                                                        (List and Painted Forces)

Soviet Arctic Front Motor Rifle                                   (List and Painted Forces)

Polish Motor Rifle                                                        (Painted Forces)

NATO

Royal Marines                                                               (List and Painted Forces)

Danish Army                                                                 (List and Painted Forces)

US Marine Corps                                                           (List and Forces)

Norwegian Army                                                           (List and some Forces)

Canadian Air/Sea Transportable Brigade                      (List only)

West German 6th Panzergrenadier Div                          (List and Painted Forces)

I’ve only run a couple of games thus far with SNI versus West Germans in the Schleswig-Holstein area and Soviet Arctic Front Motor Rifle versus Royal Marines in Northern Norway.

As my Danish force was ready for gaming I decided to push the boat out a little further than normal and potentially start a small campaign set in on the island of Zealand or Sjælland in Denmark.  
Why Zealand?  
As I had figures for the Danish Hjemmeværnet (Home Guard) the campaign would need to take place in Denmark.  As I didn’t have any Leopard 1A4s for my Danes (just Centurions) it couldn’t really be a LANDJUT force and pretty much had to be a LANDZEELAND force.  So to make sense – the game(s) had to be set in an imaginary invasion of Denmark, particularly the invasion of Zealand.

Before I go any further I have to mention an awesome pdf that is a must to download if you have any interest in the Soviet invasion of Scandanavia.  It’s called “The Northwestern TVD in Soviet Operational-Strategic Planning” and it is written by Phillip A Petersen.  I was planning on doing a full-blown book review at some point but never quite got around to it.  Just to be useful I’ve also added this pdf into my Useful Documents links box thingy on the right hand side of my blog.

This large document (book?) is pretty much gold for wargamers.  Not only does the author describe the probable invasion routes for the Soviets into Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark he provides loads of maps and photos of the landscape, landing beaches, airfields, coastal forts, bridges, defiles and much, much more.
He goes on to describe the weather, off-road trafficability, alternate routes, problems with logistical trails, difficult terrain etc etc.  Not only does he outline where the Soviets might have attacked, but where NATO reinforcements might have landed.

Regarding Denmark he outlines BALTAP and how it works and includes how the WARPAC forces would have attacked through Schleswig-Holstein into Jutland and the Polish lead attack on Zealand, primarily to take Copenhagen.

The book pretty much gives you a brilliant skeleton for you to build a campaign on.  This is what I have done for my Zealand Campaign.  As I don’t have any Polish Paratroopers or Naval Infantry (right now) I couldn’t really focus on those.  I could however run a campaign surrounding the Soviet Naval Infantry landing near Faxe in Denmark.  So that’s where I’ll start.

Next up – Army Lists.  In the meantime – download the pdf and have a flick through it!
Thanks
Richard

The Zealand Campaign – Part One – Some Background Information

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

OK – so anyone who’s paid any attention to this blog since at least November 2014 will know I’m pretty interested in the battles that might have occurred on NATO’s Northern Front during a Third World War.  Way back then I called the project:  THE SOVIET INVASION OF SCANDANAVIA – 1986

So to give my gaming life some semblance of direction I’ve tried (with numerous distractions) to make that happen – and to prove it I can happily say I’ve written Army Lists and/or built/painted forces for:

WARPAC

Soviet Naval Infantry                                                   (List and Painted Forces)

Soviet Air Assault                                                        (List and Painted Forces)

Soviet Arctic Front Motor Rifle                                   (List and Painted Forces)

Polish Motor Rifle                                                        (Painted Forces)

NATO

Royal Marines                                                               (List and Painted Forces)

Danish Army                                                                 (List and Painted Forces)

US Marine Corps                                                           (List and Forces)

Norwegian Army                                                           (List and some Forces)

Canadian Air/Sea Transportable Brigade                      (List only)

West German 6th Panzergrenadier Div                          (List and Painted Forces)

I’ve only run a couple of games thus far with SNI versus West Germans in the Schleswig-Holstein area and Soviet Arctic Front Motor Rifle versus Royal Marines in Northern Norway.

As my Danish force was ready for gaming I decided to push the boat out a little further than normal and potentially start a small campaign set in on the island of Zealand or Sjælland in Denmark.  
Why Zealand?  
As I had figures for the Danish Hjemmeværnet (Home Guard) the campaign would need to take place in Denmark.  As I didn’t have any Leopard 1A4s for my Danes (just Centurions) it couldn’t really be a LANDJUT force and pretty much had to be a LANDZEELAND force.  So to make sense – the game(s) had to be set in an imaginary invasion of Denmark, particularly the invasion of Zealand.

Before I go any further I have to mention an awesome pdf that is a must to download if you have any interest in the Soviet invasion of Scandanavia.  It’s called “The Northwestern TVD in Soviet Operational-Strategic Planning” and it is written by Phillip A Petersen.  I was planning on doing a full-blown book review at some point but never quite got around to it.  Just to be useful I’ve also added this pdf into my Useful Documents links box thingy on the right hand side of my blog.

This large document (book?) is pretty much gold for wargamers.  Not only does the author describe the probable invasion routes for the Soviets into Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark he provides loads of maps and photos of the landscape, landing beaches, airfields, coastal forts, bridges, defiles and much, much more.
He goes on to describe the weather, off-road trafficability, alternate routes, problems with logistical trails, difficult terrain etc etc.  Not only does he outline where the Soviets might have attacked, but where NATO reinforcements might have landed.

Regarding Denmark he outlines BALTAP and how it works and includes how the WARPAC forces would have attacked through Schleswig-Holstein into Jutland and the Polish lead attack on Zealand, primarily to take Copenhagen.

The book pretty much gives you a brilliant skeleton for you to build a campaign on.  This is what I have done for my Zealand Campaign.  As I don’t have any Polish Paratroopers or Naval Infantry (right now) I couldn’t really focus on those.  I could however run a campaign surrounding the Soviet Naval Infantry landing near Faxe in Denmark.  So that’s where I’ll start.

Next up – Army Lists.  In the meantime – download the pdf and have a flick through it!
Thanks
Richard