21 February 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Soviet VDV Desant Division Battlegroup List

So - much to my embarrassment - here is another list that I had forgotten about....

Turns out it was a lot more finished than I remembered - even more finished than the West German Jaeger list.

I do need to explain that I have split the Soviet VDV into two lists - a Desant list and an Air Assault list.  The first ( the one I'm sharing today) is a paratrooper, jump from planes or land in planes list, while the latter is all about helicopters and so in addition tot he VDV will also include DShB troops.

It's how it worked in my head so I'm sticking to it!

Anyway... here it is

Soviet Desant Division Battlegroup

Let me know what you think.  As always I'll replicate this in the bar on the side.



13 February 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - BAOR Infantry Division List

Pretty random update today.

Yesterday I was asked if I was going to do a British Infantry list for my BG: Cold War variant.  I went and had a quick look around as I knew I had started such a list - and then realised it was actually about 98% complete.  So I spent a bit of time finishing it off and here it is:

BAOR Infantry Division List

Now I'll freely admit that I find all the multitude of different British regiments and TO&Es etc a wee bit confusing so I hope I've done this some justice.  Please let me know about any faults etc.

So I think this is my fourth British list and I have in mind a possible 3 more if people are interested:

  • 5th Airborne Brigade (which could also be used to form the UK part of ACE Mobile Force)
  • 6th Airmobile Brigade
  • UK Mobile Force (which you could probably do with the BAOR Infantry List to be honest)
Anyway - who know what I'll find next that is nearly finished... West German Jaeger perhaps?

Have fun


12 February 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Quick Reference Sheet(s)

So finally I've gotten around to loading this up.  I took a little while to review as I've made a fair amount of changes over time, so I needed to make sure it was up-to-date and matched the rules.  I'd say if you find any differences between the QRS and the rules - stick with the rules!  (And let me know)

So here is the link to the QRS

It's 4 pages long (which seems a bit long) but the first two pages have all the charts you need to play most of the game, while the second two pages have ATGM, LAW, RPG etc stats and SAM stats.  Hopefully this will mean less leafing through the book mid game.

If you print off the vehicle and gun stats you need and then use the QRS should should hardly need to refer to the rulebook except in weird circumstances.

Also there is now a new Official Battlegroup Forum which has a section to discuss the development of Battlegroup: NORTHAG.  You can find it here.



05 February 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup:Cold War - Norwegian and USMC AFV Data

Sorry it's been a while since updates.  It's partly because I've been a bit busy and partly because I've been in mourning for the loss of The Guild.  It's very sad that it's gone - mainly due to the loss of all that content, knowledge and inspiration.  It was always a great place to ask questions and chat about the latest shiney thing to hit the wargames market.  I was also hoping it might be a place to see some playtesting on this first crack at BG: NORTHAG.

But anyway - in order to complete all the lists I currently have up here on the blog, here are the Norwegian and USMC AFV data sheets.

Norwegian AFV Data


So now all I have to do is post up the Helicopter Data and I'm kind of done.

Just so you know I'm currently working on the Dutch and East German Army Lists and they will be followed by VDV, Polish and Belgian lists.  Then West German Fallshirmjager, then...................

So still lots to do.

Have fun


24 January 2018

A quick comment

Hi All

Just something I should have made more clear from my first post on the Unofficial Battlegroup:Cold War rules (and I've now gone back and updated that page):

I've shared various iterations of these rules with Piers and Warwick who have provided very valuable feedback and direction that, along with playtesting, have lead this variant to where it is now. So the package of rules that is listed in the first blog post contains work and ideas from Warwick, Piers and myself that can be considered a very early draft of Ironfist Publishing's planned Battlegroup:NORTHAG. It is very much the beginning of the project and should be seen as a Work-In-Progress.

So Warwick and Piers are looking for feedback on the rules and will be reading any AARs that are posted up on The Guild with interest. This is can be seen as an opportunity to have a crack at the rules, and let them know what you think. This is a chance to positively influence BG:NORTHAG with practical, useful feedback and hopefully get a fun game in as well.

I hope this clarifies things.



21 January 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup:Cold War - Aircraft Data

The second post for the day revolves around aircraft data that will allow you to use the aircraft listed in the army lists.  Please not weapons data is not included here - it is found in the relevant section on aircraft in the army lists.

NATO Aircraft Data

Soviet Aircraft Data

These lists are not comprehensive but should cover the lists already provided.  The Soviet list looks pretty scant compared to the NATO list - so I may have missed something!

A lot of the info in the data is not really necessary in the game - as you primarily use the Combined Defence Rating, Damage Points and the Special Rules.



My Unofficial Battlegroup:Cold War - some Northern Front Lists

Hi everyone - a couple of very quick posts today - the first of which will have links to several NATO and one Soviet list for the Northern (Arctic) Front.  These can of course be combined with the Soviet Naval Infantry and Danish lists I've previously provided.  So here are the NATO lists which should be pretty self-explanatory:

Norwegian Battlegroup

Canadian CAST Battle Group

Royal Marine Commando Battlegroup

USMC Battlegroup

The Soviet list is for Motor Rifle Troops from the Leningrad Military District which are specialised in Arctic warfare.  The List covers both Category 1 or A (whichever book you read) and Category 2 or B Motorised Rifle Divisions.  Here it is

Leningrad District Motor Rifle Division Battlegroup

Any questions etc please let me know.  Always happy to take comments and feedback