Race to the Koenigsburg, January 1945.

Background The Battle of Königsberg, also known as the Königsberg Offensive, was one of the last operations of the East Prussian Offensive during World War II. In four days of violent urban warfare, Soviet forces of the 1st Baltic Front and the 3rd Belorussian Front captured the city of Königsberg – now Kaliningrad, Russia. The siege started in late January 1945 when the Soviets initially surrounded the city. There Read More…

Battle of Malaya, 1941

Background The Japanese Invasion of Malaya began just after midnight on 8 December 1941 (local time) before the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the first major battle of the Pacific War, and was fought between ground forces of the British Indian Army and the Empire of Japan. Kota Bharu, capital of Kelantan State on Malaysia’s northeast coast, was, in 1941, the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) and Royal Read More…

Battle of Pfaffenhofen , 1745

Background In October 1744, the Franco-Bavarian army had succeeded, in coordination with Prussia, to expel the Austrians from Bavaria, and to reinstate Charles VII, Prince-elector of Bavaria and Holy Roman Emperor, in his capital Munich. Here he died 3 months later. His 18-year-old son and heir Maximilian III Joseph wavered between the Peace-party, led by his mother Maria Amalia of Austria and Army Commander Friedrich Read More…

Battle of Abelsbach, 1762

Austrian center positions, looking toward Prussian right.   Background At the opening of the Prussian campaign in Silesia at the beginning of July, the Austrian General Brentano could count only on part of his corps. Indeed, 2 battalions of Loudon grenadiers, 1 grenzers battalion and Nádasdy Hussars had been sent to Burkersdorf (present-day Burkatów). On July 3 at 11:00 Read More…

Tanksgiving 2017, Battle of Brody 1941.

Background The Battle of Brody (other names in use include Battle of Dubna, Battle of Dubno, Battle of Rovne, Battle of Rovne-Brody) was a tank battle fought between the 1st Panzer Group’s III Army Corps and XLVIII Army Corps (Motorized) and five mechanized corps of the Soviet 5th Army and 6th Army in the triangle formed by the towns Dubno, Lutsk, and Brody between 23 and 30 June 1941. It is known in Soviet Read More…

East Front FOW Pick up Game

No planned battle this time around.  Only two of us were available, so we decided just to try out a simple scenario during mid war on the Eastern Front.  The Basic scenario was 2,000 points per side.  Germans were the defender, Soviets Attacker.  Defender has delayed reserves and an ambush (Marders in this battle).  The Read More…

Battle of Akhtyrsk – August 1943

Background Early on 3 August 1943, the Forces of the Voronezh and Steppe Fronts advancing on a wide front between Sumy and Volchansk (175 km), crossed the Vorskla river & quickly penetrated the defences of the 332nd Infantry Division & 167th Infantry Division to a depth of 100 km[4] between Tomarovka & Belgorod on the northern flank, and as far as Bogodukhov sweeping aside the weakened 19th Panzer Division. By 5 August Belgorod which was defended by XI Armeecorps (Raus) was also being Read More…

Battle of Kanev – August 1943

Background The Soviets, sensing a critical juncture, ordered a hasty airborne corps assault to increase the size of the bridgehead before the Germans could counterattack. On the 21st, the Voronezh Front’s 1st, 3rd and 5th Guards Airborne Brigades got the urgent call to secure, on the 23rd, a bridgehead perimeter 15 to 20 km wide and 30 km deep Read More…

Muskets and Tomahawks Game

Check out some photos of our most recent Muskets and Tomahawks game.  The game was on a 8×5 table, with 500 point armies.  On the French side, there were Indians and on the British side we had Rangers.  Some time has passed, so no notes on the game, but go ahead and enjoy the eye Read More…

Stalino (August, 1943)

Background The Soviet Summer Counter-offensive Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev began in the early hours of 3 August 1943, with the objective of following up the successful Soviet defensive effort against the German Operation Citadel. The offensive was directed against the German Army Group South’s northern flank. By 23 August, the troops of the Voronezh and Steppe Read More…