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Panfilov's 28 — The Official Main Trailer

USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four Nazi tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fought tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.

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Stalingrad: The Campaign

Army University Press in association with the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate presents an overview of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in its documentary film, Stalingrad: The Campaign. Opening with Operation Case Blue in 1942, this documentary covers the German advance east and its eventual culmination. The film concludes with the Soviet counterattack, Operation Uranus, and the surrender of the German Sixth Army in February 1943. This film also highlights current U.S. Army doctrine as it relates to large scale combat operations, most notably in offensive operations, counterattacks, lines of communication, and sustainment of tempo.Visit our Website: https://www.armyupress.army.mil/

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Weird WWII Campaign Idea

The length of this Second World War was disastrous and deadly. 60% of the world's population passed due to lack of food and movement thereof. Chemical weapons and the atomic tactical bombs killed civilian and military outright and the long term results are being felt even today. The petty and those not so petty gods put both man and animal to the torch. They all had their reasons. Sport seemed the favorite. Technological death by machine worked as a modern day scythe on life. When the war in Berlin was about to turn against the Russians, again, after three near misses already...the space people arrived. They took the Russian army side and took what they wanted (after the fall) without any argument from their fearful erstwhile allies (the Russians). German captives/POW's disappeared never to be seen again. The space ships and men also went with the captives. Here we have a photo from PRAVDA showing the strange-fearsome-momentary ally and a captive.

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Leipzig 1813, pt. 3. Lipsk 1813, cz. 3.

Hi! Today my third part of our big Leipzig 1813 game. Before I will go to it, I owe you some emedations. First is that we were replaying the southern part of the battle with the real troops and not as I wrote in 1st part loosely based. Bill, who prepared the scenario and layout of the table chose the 16th of October 1813, the first day of the battle. In our game we used 4 700 figures and 162 guns with about 900 being still in reserves. All game was played on four 12'x6' tables with 5' gaps. The tables did not interact, except that units within 2' of the respective table edges, where able to move between tables.Witam! Dzisiaj trzecia część naszej dużej gry Lipsk 1813. Zanim jednak przejdę do tego kilka słów sprostowania wcześniejszych relacji. Po pierwsze rozgrywaliśmy południową część bitwy z użyciem właściwych sił, a nie jak napisałem w pierwszej części relacji, luźno opartych. Bill, który przygotował scenariusz i plan gry wybrał dzień 16 października 1813, czyli pierwszy dzień bitwy dla naszej gry. W niej u

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Leipzig 1813. Lipsk 1813.

Hi! This is my first try to put the game raport live on my blog. Our today and tomorrow game with a group AB1 is loosely based on original battle. We chose the southern part of this biggest battle of Napoleonic period, but as I said it is loosely based and you can met forces not presented on this side of the original battle. I'm expecting 12 players, divided on two sides. I together with my Poles will be defending the honour of the Emperor. For the game we will be using Black Powder rules.Witajcie! To jest moja pierwsza próba prowadzenia relacji z gry, live na blogu. Nasza dzisiejsza i jutrzejsza gra grupy AB1, jest luźno oparta na wydarzeniach oryginalnej bitwy. Na naszą rozgrywkę wybraliśmy południowy teatr działań tej największej bitwy czasów napoleońskich, ale tak jak powiedziałem jest ona luźno oparta na prawdziwych wydarzeniach i możecie spodziewać się oddziałów tam nieobecnych. Spodziewam się 12 graczy, podzielonych na dwie części. Ja razem z moimi Polakami będę bronił honoru Cesarza. do gry będziemy u

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Leipzig 1813, pt.1. Lipsk 1813, cz. 1.

Hi! This is my first try to put the game raport live on my blog. Our today and tomorrow game with a group AB1 is loosely based on original battle. We chose the southern part of this biggest battle of Napoleonic period, but as I said it is loosely based and you can met forces not presented on this side of the original battle. I'm expecting 12 players, divided on two sides. I together with my Poles will be defending the honour of the Emperor. For the game we will be using Black Powder rules.Witajcie! To jest moja pierwsza próba prowadzenia relacji z gry, live na blogu. Nasza dzisiejsza i jutrzejsza gra grupy AB1, jest luźno oparta na wydarzeniach oryginalnej bitwy. Na naszą rozgrywkę wybraliśmy południowy teatr działań tej największej bitwy czasów napoleońskich, ale tak jak powiedziałem jest ona luźno oparta na prawdziwych wydarzeniach i możecie spodziewać się oddziałów tam nieobecnych. Spodziewam się 12 graczy, podzielonych na dwie części. Ja razem z moimi Polakami będę bronił honoru Cesarza. do gry będziemy u

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Tanker's Tuesday: (The Unknown Soldier 2017)

Finnish Infantry vs Russian T-34s (The Unknown Soldier 2017)The Unknown Soldier (Finnish: Tuntematon sotilas) is a 2017 Finnish war drama movie directed by Aku Louhimies (Tears of April) based on the novel of the same name by Väinö Linna from 1954. The film is the story of a Finnish machine gun company during the Continuation War. It shows how friendship, humor, and the will to live unite these men on their way there and back. The war changes the lives of each of the soldiers as well as the lives of those on the home front, and also leaves its mark on the entire nation. This is the third filming of the novel after the 1955 and 1985 versions. It was released for the 100th anniversary of the Finnish independence (December 6, 1917) and was shot almost entirely with natural light The Unknown Soldier

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Ostritz, 1813.

Last Thursday we had first game with a new version of Black Powder. This time we decided to play the rules as it has been written, so we did the original sequence of play. I have to admit, that despite my seven years experience with this set, this was  my first time I did it that way and I liked. However was it realistic, I doubt. Sadly my copy arrived yesterday, so I did not have a chance to read the rules before the game, but Bill managed to do the comparison of both versions and with that I was able to play it without any hussle.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy pierwsza grę z nową wersją Black Powder. Tym razem zdecydowaliśmy się rozegrać grę według zasad, tak jak zostały one napisane, więc z oryginalną sekwencją gry. Muszę się przyznać, że pomimo mojego siedmioletniego doświadczenia z tymi zasadami, był to mój pierwszy raz by rozegrać je w ten sposób i nawet mi się to spodobało. Jednakże, śmiem wątpić w realizm takiego rozwiązania. Niestety moja kopia zasad przyjechała dopiero do mnie wczoraj i nie mogłem

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