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29 Sep 2020 10:39 p.m. PST
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Shann187029 Sep 2020 12:25 p.m. PST

Hi All
Just to let you know that I am putting the finishing touches to a scenario book on the Seelow Heights Campaign of April 1945. There are many more details on my blog at:



Hope you find it of interest. Any comments welcome as always

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2020 1:55 p.m. PST

Sounds and looks like a beaut (keep us informed on your continued progress)!

Comments? I would have prefered standard TOE numbers for the scenario units (or their historical amounts involved), and then allow gamers to do their own extrapolations to any rules-ratios they might use for platoons or companies.

Berzerker7329 Sep 2020 4:09 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link, one of these days I want to do a Seelow Heights scenario for Bolt Action!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2020 4:11 a.m. PST

Looks nice.

Shann187030 Sep 2020 12:37 p.m. PST

Thanks guys. FlyXwire I take your point, but the book without orders of battle would have seemed a bit incomplete and I chose to express them in RF terms because they are the rules I and my group use. Historical TOEs I managed to glean (in general terms) down to battalion level, but more detail than that just isn't available (maybe in the ex Soviet archives). Anyone using similar command level rules (BKC or Command Decision for example), will have no trouble at all converting. I can see no reason on the face of it why lower command level rules wouldn't work, simply using a platoon as a battalion.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 4:59 a.m. PST

(it's just a general observation that borders on a personal pet peeve – write Orbs to the history, not interpreted to the rule set)

Shann, this certainly doesn't disqualify my interest in your work here, and thank you for your response.

Shann187013 Oct 2020 11:53 a.m. PST

Hi all.
Just a quick update on progress.



Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2020 4:35 p.m. PST

Thanks for the progress report and pic!

Shann187014 Oct 2020 11:59 a.m. PST

Pleasure. More to come soon, including samples of the book itself – just waiting for the final proofs.

Shann187002 Nov 2020 1:55 p.m. PST

Just added some sample pages to the blog. Hope you like them.



Shann187025 Nov 2020 2:15 p.m. PST

Final update before publication and a sample page on the blog. Hope you like it.


Shann187007 Dec 2020 1:12 p.m. PST

Finished at last. Full details on the blog. Cheers. Steve.



Shann187016 Jan 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

Hi. Have added a post on the Special Rules that I developed for the book. You can find it here:


I would be very interested to hear any thoughts or comments.

Shann187008 Feb 2021 1:41 p.m. PST

The book is now available from On Military Matters in the US

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