18 March 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Soviet AFV Data Cards and Four Covers

Well here's a very nice change in pace for my blog.  Nothing you see here today was done by me!  I've been very pleased with people especially in the UK and United States giving the Battlegroup Cold War playtest rules a bit of a go, and generally I've had very positive and useful feedback.

Greg (also known as Chairborne on the old Guild) has very kindly spent some time making some Soviet AFV Data Cards for the game.  He has also allowed me to share them here:

Soviet AFV Data Cards

I'm really impressed by these and it's my understanding he'll be working on some BAOR cards next.

I was then contacted by Jason (owner of the Twilight 2000 Miniature Wargaming Blog - amongst many other things) who has decided to print off the various lists etc and make up books out of them.  He also decided to create covers for the books and like Greg has allowed me to share them here:

Cover for NATO Armies

Cover for NATO Weapons

WarPac Army Lists Cover

WarPac Weapons Cover

So thanks to them both and to all that have tried the game or provided me with feedback.  It's all considered.

I'll be adding these to the sidebar and the the Battlegroup Forum later today.  Hopefully the draft Dutch list will be up for comment later this week.



04 March 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - VDV AFV Data

Just a very quick update today as I it was pointed out to me that I had not uploaded the VDV's AFV Data.  I went back and had a look at what I had done a while back and realised I had not gotten around to finishing it - so not it is finished (as a first draft) and ready to be shared.

Here is the link:

Soviet VDV AFV Data

I'll also be updating the VDV list to version 2 later today.



28 February 2018

My Unofficial Battlegroup: Cold War - Helicopters!

Hi All

Tonight I'm posting up my first hack at a decent list of helicopters.  I would suggest that this list should supersede the list in the unofficial rulebook.  Here they are:

NATO Helicopter Data Set

WARPAC Helicopter Data Set

Like I said - they are a wee bit of a hack so I'd be interested in any feedback on thinks like IR Jamming, Countermeasures etc.  Those plus size, speed etc add together to create the Combined Defence Rating and can have an impact on Damage points.

Anyway - let me know what you think.

On another point - I've revised the following:

NATO Gun Data Table
Soviet Gun Data Table

UK AFV Data Table
Soviet AFV Data Table

UK Armoured Division Battlegroup List
Soviet Tank Division Battlegroup List
Soviet Motorised Rifle Division Battlegroup List
Soviet Leningrad Motorised Rifle Division Battlegroup List

The gun data tables should look a bit cleaner and have a couple of changes within them.  The AFV data tables have been adjusted a little with the T-64B and BV made a bit better - about equal to a slightly downgraded T-72 equivalent.

The UK Armoured list has been adjusted as per some feedback, as have the Soviet lists and I've adjusted some of the points costs for tanks in the Soviet lists.



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