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Old 11-25-2008, 06:24 PM
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CStock88 (and many of the other new members here) may not know what a bunch of use based in DC have been working on for the v1 timeline over the past couple years.

But first, the inspiration for this effort was Webstral's "The Storm in Germany" series. Antenna maintains a consolidated collection of this work at http://www.ludd.ltu.se/~antenna/webs...y_webstral.pdf

From this effort, we set out to flesh out many of the skeletal elements of the v1 timeline. Our goal is to issue several new background modules - an improved US Army Vehicle Guide, NATO Vehicle Guide and Soviet Vehicle Guide, a Survivor's Guide to the USA (that replaces Howling Wilderness), and a new Warsaw Pact Vehicle Guide (incorporating the non-Soviet Pact armies) and a new US Maritime Guide (the US Navy and Marine Corps) - using the vast amount of information that has been declassified since the Cold War or made available over the internet. As amateurs, we have the freedom of unlimited time to keep writing and researching, without hard deadlines and a need for this effort to feed our families. An additional resource, of course, is this group, which has been discussing many elements of the timeline for years.

Given the scale of a WWIII and the level of detail available, we decided that writing up unit histories would best be done by wargaming much of the war in Europe (rather than a seat-of-the-pants approach). We decided to use GDW's Third World War wargame series for this effort and have described almost all of the NATO armies and much of the Pact in those terms. Attached to this post is the supplement to the Third World War rules we will be using. (The rest of the supporting files are in the Yahoo Third World War Group at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/ThirdWW_discussion/ )

My website, http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeedox4/index.html has many of the orbats we're using for this effort. It also has:
- the results of our first wargaming session, which used Harpoon 4 to model a US raid on Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, at the outbreak of the war (http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeedox4/cam_rahn_raid/);
- two documents laying out the strategy used by both the Pact and NATO in fighting the war at sea (http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeedox4/s...ilight_war.rtf and http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeedox4/s...ilight_war.doc);
- our first (and only) finished module, the Czechoslovak Vehicle Guide (at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeedox4/s...icle_guide.pdf);
- a couple ship designs for GM's to use;
- "The Illustrated Guide to the Free City of Krakow" - tourist pictures of many of the sites mentioned in the module (http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeedox4/krakow.html), and
- a link page (that needs to be updated ) of other sites that we pull a lot of detail from.

Some of the other items we've written up are attached here. Others I will have to post as text, since they are too large to include as attachments. The items attached below are a history of the media during the war, a document on some more of the how and why of German reunification, a history of a US Air Force Cruise Missile Wing and a future history of the reconciliation between Civgov and Milgov.

Attached Files
File Type: doc History of the 487th TMW in the Twilight War.doc (28.0 KB, 293 views)
File Type: doc Accidents and Misunderstandings.doc (43.0 KB, 396 views)
File Type: doc Media in the Twilight War.doc (177.0 KB, 339 views)
File Type: doc Matter of Time.doc (66.5 KB, 327 views)
File Type: doc Twilight War Rules.doc (81.5 KB, 434 views)
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