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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - UPDATE - New and Edited French Lists

Time for another update.  It's been a while I know but I've recently completed my revision of THREE French lists and I now feel they are in much better shape than they were when I first published the French Armoured Division Battlegroup list.So here are the revised and new lists for the French:French Armoured Division BattlegroupFrench Infantry Division BattlegroupFrench Rapid Reaction Force BattlegroupI believe with these lists you should be able to replicate almost any French force from the mid to late 1980's - even possibly the first Gulf War.The French have some awesome kit - certainly the best Armoured Cars (like the AMX-10RC) of any of the other lists, and also some pretty old and funky stuff (like the AMX-13).  I just need access to a complete range of French infantry options and then this is on my "to complete" list as I've already been putting away the odd bit of French kit for years.Anyway - I think I have the Czechs still to do and then I'm largely calling the Army Lists complete.  A

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - UPDATED - New AFV Data Tables

Hi EveryoneAnother quick update - this time with four new AFV Data Tables for the Norwegians, Belgian, Polish and East Germans.  The Norwegian table has been updated to match the new version of the army list while the Belgian, Polish and East German AFV Data tables are brand new, and should (hopefully) cover everything in each of those nationalities lists.If you can spot any problems with the tables, please let me know.Here they areNorwegian AFV DataBelgian AFV DataPolish AFV DataEast German AFV DataThanksRichard

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Grzmiszczosławice, 1939.

Few weeks ago, Andrew, the members of the Wargaming in Scotland group on Facebook, asked if someone would be able to show him Battlegroup rules. I answered him as the first and last Thursday we had our game. I was thinking which book to use, Kursk, Fall of the Reich or Blitzkrieg. I decided to use the last one, which would be the great possibility to use some of my new models. Therefore we had Polish campaign of 1939 and fight for fictitious village with hard to pronounce name of Grzmiszczosławice.Kilka tygodni temu, Andrew, członek facebookowej grupy Wargaming in Scotland, zapytał się czy ktoś nie pokazałby mu zasad Battlegroup. Odpowiedziałem jako pierwszy i w ten sposób w zeszły czwartek odbyła się nasza gra. Zastanawiałem się jakiej książki użyć, Kurska, Fall of the Reich czy Blitzkrieg. Zdecydowałem się na tą ostatnią, była to więc możliwość użycia kilku z moich nowych modeli. Dlatego też mieliśmy grę z okresu Kampanii w Polsce w 1939 roku i walkę o fikcyjną wioskę o bardzo trudnej do wymówienia nazwie G

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - French Armoured Division Battlegroup List

Finally.....Its been a long time coming and involved a fair amount of effort, but today I'm pleased to post up a French Armoured Division Battlegroup List:French Armoured Division BattlegroupMany, many thanks to Paul Cziganj and Jerome Bons without whom this list would either not exist or if it did, it would be seriously wrong!  It seems even the French find French Army TO&Es a little confusing!I'd appreciate any feedback including errors etc.  Any mistakes in the list are purely mine, not Jerome or Paul's.You'll note that there is a new French specific Special Rule re: Rifle Grenades as part of the list.  I am trying to show the heavy, doctrinal use of rifle grenades by the French Army.  Any better ideas for dealing with this would be appreciated.So in the next month or so, I hope to add 2 more French lists (which will be much easier now this list is done) and I'll work on the French Vehicle Data and Weapons information.It's been a fairly bad year hobby-wise as we planned to be moving

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Battlegroup Twilight: 2000, Comments and Ideas

Hi Guys, Another short post this time around. I wanted to ask everyone out there a small favor. I have the BG Cold War American list for Twilight: 2000., and I wanted comments on it. It's not ready for play just yet IMO, heck, I don't even have some Soviets to pit against it! But, it's 90-95% done IMO, and I need some supplemental rules to go with it. That said, I'd also like comments on that, as I do believe one will need chits for Twilight: 2000, to get the special milleu down. Heck, I think "Endkampf" from Fall of the Reich would work very well here.Just so we're all on the same page!  So, I wanted to ask the following questions?Does this fit the milleu?Is this doable in Battleground?What other changes to Battleground do you think need to be made?I look forward to hearing from you all. Here is the link to the draft list. Please make all comments care of the website email at: 500milest2k@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - West German Panzer Battlegroup List Updated

Just a very quick note to let you know the West German Panzer Division list has been updated.  The links at the top and side of the page have both been updated.  Mostly simple changes and corrections based on feedback.  Most dramatically Leopard 2 units are no longer veterans and are now a little cheaper points-wise.ThanksRichard

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Polish Airborne Brigade Battlegroup List

So finally I'm able to publish the last Polish list - the 6th Pomeranian Airborne Brigade.  This is another useful list if you want to game out the Battle for Denmark.So here is the listPolish Airborne Brigade BattlegroupStill had no real feedback on these lists - so if you're interested in the Poles and you've had a look at the lists, please point out any errors or areas where we've missed something out.As I said this will be the last list for the Poles - now we'll be moving to some French lists for a change.ThanksRichard

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Polish Naval Landing Brigade Battlegroup List

So today I'm posting up the third of the four Polish Lists that we have planned.  This list can be used to create a force from the 7th Luzycka Naval Landing Brigade - a very useful list if like me you'd like to play out a Battle for Denmark Campaign.So here is the listPolish Naval Landing Brigade BattlegroupWe haven't really had any feedback on the Polish lists so far, so please have a look at them and let me know what you think.ThanksRichard

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Battlegroup - Cold War, and how to write some Twilight: 2000 army lists? And, some news from Ehliem Miniatures!

Hey all, sorry I have not written in a while, and this isn't going to be yet another review piece. Right now, I want to talk about converting rules to the Twilight: 2000 milleu and well, how difficult it can be sometimes, especially when you're writing a unofficial supplement to an unofficial supplement!So, Battlegroup Cold War is the product of Richard Chambers, the fellow who runs the Cold War Hot, Hot, Hot blog. He's basing his fan supplement off of the Battlegroup: World War II rules, written by Warick Kinrade and Piers Brand, which I am a huge fan of (some would say fanatical). I am also as we all know by this blog, a huge fan of things Twilight: 2000. So, like cookies and cream ice cream, I do want to combine the two, right?Well, it's not as easy as it sounds. For starters, a lot of the "units" in Twilight: 2000 are smaller cores of once proud divisions and brigades that have been shattered by unceasing combat, as well as the breakdown of the logistics network. They're often a collection of su

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Polish Armoured Division Battlegroup List

Sorry - I had to pull the list and sort out a couple of small errors.  That is all now fixedSo here is the next Polish list - their Armoured Division list.  Not really that much different to the Motorised Rifle list - but now with T-72s!Here it is:Polish Armoured Division BattlegroupAs always - please let me know what you think - good or bad...ThanksRichard

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My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Polish Motorised Rifle Division Battlegroup List

Well this has been some time in coming, but I'm very pleased to be posting up today the newest list for my unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War.  This time around it's the first Polish list - focussed on the Polish Motorised Rilfe Divisions of the Pomeranian Military District - the ones that would be primarily involved in heading towards Denmark (with the 15. MRD being assigned the role of the main force to come ashore on Zeeland as the follow-on force to Soviet and Polish Naval Infantry.Anyway - here it is:Polish Motorised Rifle Division Battlegropup 1.1Once again the speed by which this list appeared and most of the heavy lifting is all down to Paul Cziganj whose immense help has meant you are getting this now, not 3 years from now when I could have gotten around to it by myself!  So thanks Paul, once again.So please have a look for yourself.  Download, let me know of any errors or omissions etc and I'll be happy to go back in a revise.Oh yes - I'll now also be adding the Belgian list to the side

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