Lapin Sota (1945)

Background On 4-5 September 1944, the cease-fire ended military actions between Finland and the Soviet Union.  An armistice between the Soviet Union and Finland was signed in Moscow on 19 September. Finland had to make many concessions: the Soviet Union regained the borders of 1940, with the addition of the Petsamo area (now Pechengsky District, Read More…

Battle of Halbe Pocket (1945)

Background The Battle of Halbe (German: Kessel von Halbe, Russian: Хальбский котёл, Halbe pocket) lasted from April 24 – May 1, 1945 was a battle in which the German Ninth Army, under the command of Generaloberst Theodor Busse, was destroyed as a fighting force by the Red Army during the Battle for Berlin. The Ninth Read More…

Team Yankee Playtest Thoughts

Background Our normal Friday FOW gaming group decided to put aside our normal historical FOW scenario playing for one day and give Team Yankee a test drive.  We had been talking about it for quite some time (we all have rather large Micro Armor collections from days gone by).  We also had been hearing the Read More…

Battle of Chotusitz (1742)

Background The Battle of Chotusitz, or Chotusice, sometimes called the Battle of Czaslau, was fought on May 17, 1742, in Bohemia between the Austrians under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine and the Prussians under Frederick the Great. The battle was a part of the War of the Austrian Succession sometimes referred to as the First Read More…

Battle for Sandomierz (Sep 1944)

Background The Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive or Lvov-Sandomierz Strategic Offensive Operation (Russian: Львовско-Сандомирская стратегическая наступательная операция) was a major Red Army operation to force the German troops from Ukraine and Eastern Poland. Launched in mid-July 1944, the Red Army achieved its set objectives by the end of August. The offensive was composed of three smaller operations:     Read More…

Combat at Moys (1757)

Prelude to the Battle In September 1757, an Austrian army, under Prince Charles of Lorraine, was following up Bevern’s Prussian army in its retreat towards Silesia. On Tuesday September 6, Prince Charles de Lorraine finally decided to attack the corps of General Winterfeldt at Moys, since it was almost isolated from Bevern’s Army, on the Read More…

Combat of Reichenberg (1757)

Prelude to the Battle In the Spring of 1757, during the general advance of the Prussian columns on Prague, General Königsegg attempted to defeat Bevern’s column at it crossed the Neisse (present-day Lužická Nisa River). On Wednesday April 20, Königsegg chose an excellent position at or round Reichenberg (present-day Liberec), one march from Zittau and Read More…

Battle of Clostercamp (1760)

Prelude to the Battle On September 22 1760, during the campaign in West Germany, Ferdinand resolved to prepare an offensive on the Lower Rhine with the objective of Capturing the fortress of Wesel. On the same day, a powerful train of siege-artillery, under the count of Lippe-Bückeburg, marched away from Geismar for Wesel. On September Read More…

Battle for the Island (September 1944)

Background The Eleventh Armoured was tasked with securing the right flank of the operation. Attached to VIII Corps, it began moving on 18 September. Advancing in two columns, it managed to reach the US 101st Airborne Division at Nuenen, while on the 22nd, its engineers established a bridge over the Willemsvaart canal. The Division could Read More…