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Modern Spearhead Back In Print! PDF Print E-mail
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News & Blog - News
Thursday, 16 June 2011 22:03

MSH CoverWe are pleased to announce that Modern Spearhead is again back in print. Production is by On Military Matters who expect to have the first copies available for dispatch about the 01 July 2011. OMM will also be attending the “Historicon” Convention in the USA on the 07-10 July and plan to have stocks available there. In coming months stocks should hopefully be available through a few other selected retailers such as Caliver Books in the UK.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2011 09:19
More Thoughts & Musings PDF Print E-mail
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The Rules - Reviews & Feedback
Sunday, 14 May 2006 20:22

GHQ W81 T72M1Continuing the discussion...

Back in Journal 51 Mark Bevis responded to my previous article on MSH (Modern Spearhead) and my replies to some of his ideas and thoughts… As it has now been some time (2 years or more) since that article I thought I'd write some more on the subject, outline some of what I have been up to, and reply to Mark's recent comments as well.

As I write this I am in the process of building a completely new Soviet 1982-86 era Motor Rifle Division from scratch, along with an additional Tank Regiment as well as a British Mechanised Brigade and am intending to build a German or Belgian Brigade and a small US 'Task Force' to accompany them.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 18:14
9th & 19th Swedish Armoured Brigades (1997+) PDF Print E-mail
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TO&Es - Sweden
Friday, 31 December 2004 15:10

: NATO 2
Morale: Regular

Last Updated on Monday, 22 March 2010 17:07
5th Netherlands (Dutch) Mechanised Division (c.1984) PDF Print E-mail
TO&Es - Netherlands
Sunday, 31 March 2002 11:28

netherlandsDuring the 1980s the Germans in North-West Germany were expected to be reinforced by forces from the Netherlands in the event of a Soviet invasion of West Germany, although in reality there was some doubt about the ability of the Dutch units to mobilise in time. The third element of the Dutch 1st Corps, after 4th Netherlands (Dutch) Mechanised Division (c.1984) & 1st Netherlands (Dutch) Mechanised Division (c.1984), was the 5th Dutch Mechanised Division. The 5th Division was rated the worst in AFCENT in the early 1980s (hence the low training & morale rating in MSH), and unless 3 months full mobilisation has occurred, should be reduced in strength by one-third of it’s Stands across all units. Like the 1st Division once fully mobilised it would need to travel about 350km from Holland to its assembly area in Germany and would likely do so without being fully mobilised.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 18:29
BAOR, Germany, Army Corps Assets (1986-1990) PDF Print E-mail
TO&Es - United Kingdom
Thursday, 01 March 2001 11:50

United Kingdom
Quality: NATO 1
Morale: 1/2 Veteran 1/2 Regular

This article originally appeared in the SOTCW's Journal No.39 (Early 2001).

1 Artillery Brigade Group:
39th Heavy Artillery Regiment: 4 x M110A2 8" SPG, 1 x FO.
5th Heavy Depth Fire Regiment: 3 x M107 175mm SPG, 1 x FO (and 1 x FV432 with Cymbeline*).
32nd Heavy Depth Fire Regiment: 4 x M107 175mm SPG, 1 x FO (and 1 x FV432 with Cymbeline*).
50th Missile Regiment: 3 x Lance SRBM.
94th Locating Regiment: (3 x Landrovers towing Cymbeline*, 2 x CL89 Midge Drone UAV Lorries, 1 x FV432 Sound/Flash Locator Stand**.)

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2011 10:52
More thoughts on Modern Spearhead PDF Print E-mail
The Rules - Reviews & Feedback
Friday, 31 December 2004 23:28

GHQ N77 M47 PattonA right to reply?

Following John Moher’s article in Journal 48, I feel inclined to write back, and expand upon my points of view with aspects of the rules. John seems to like some of the ideas I have presented, but has not yet commented on the strategic bombers and Special Forces rules I suggested more recently. The latter could quite rightly be seen as tinkering unnecessarily, but I do like to cover all the options available in the real world.

John’s most important point is in his conclusion, and applies to other well-written rules sets, such as Fire and Fury. If the basic structure is right, the rules can be tinkered with and added to without destroying the original intent or adding too much complexity.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 17:21
Thoughts & Responses PDF Print E-mail
The Rules - Reviews & Feedback
Friday, 25 April 2003 19:52

Soviet Combat Team with BMP-1PHaving signed up to the SOTCW Journal sometime ago, and being a co-author of Modern Spearhead, I had taken an interest in Mark Bevis’ review of MSH (Modern Spearhead) in Journal 38, and his on going series of articles since then. Mark has raised some good points, proposed some very sound “house-rules”, and otherwise raised some issues for topical discussion!

In the following article I have made a general response to Mark’s thoughts in his review, some specific responses to his proposed rules changes and house-rules, and in conclusion some links to useful MSH related websites (the latter not reproduced here as they are now obsolete - Ed).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 15:28
Iraqi Armoured & Mechanised Divisions (1979-88) PDF Print E-mail
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TO&Es - Iraq
Monday, 02 April 2001 13:04

Quality: WARPAC 2 or Third World (see below)
Morale: 1/2 Regular 1/2 Green initially (see below)

Divisional Headquarters: 1-HQ BTR-50 or BTR-60PB.

2-Armoured Brigades, each:

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2011 10:50
Krasnovian Invasion, USA 1999 PDF Print E-mail
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Games - Scenarios
Monday, 01 February 1999 20:56

GHQ W46 T-80 with Reactive ArmourModern Spearhead demo scenario from PointCon 1999. It is a scenario based on an actual U.S. training battle fought at NTC.

The Soviet backed Krasnovian forces have launched a massive invasion of the Southern Continental United States. The Krasnovian 15th Combined Arms Army is moving to capture the juncture of Interstates 15 and 40 at Barstow, California, thus cutting off the main route leading from Arizona into Los Angeles. This area is being defended by the U.S. 20th Corps.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 March 2010 08:19
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