Author Topic: Thin Red Lines' "The Dogs of War"  (Read 162 times)

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on: January 12, 2021, 06:38:57 PM
If anyone is on the preorder list, you can order now!

https://trlgames.com/the-dogs-of-war/

At 0400 Zulu Time, July 24 1985, Warsaw Pact forces cross the Inner German Border and assault NATO positions in West Germany. The main thrust, formed by ten Soviet Category I Divisions, is in the BAOR sector and points directly to the Ruhr area.

Taking its roots from SPI’s “Central Front” and “NATO: Division Commander”, The Dogs of War is the second module of the C3 series, focused on Command, Control and Communication and pioneered by Less Than 60 Miles – one of the five nominees for the 2019 Charles Roberts Awards as Best Post-WW2, Cold War, & Hypothetical Era Board Wargame.

All the elements of modern mechanized warfare are covered: Chemical and Nuclear Weapons, Attack Helicopters, Engineers, Electronic Warfare, Counter-battery Fire, Ribbon Bridges, Army Doctrines, Reconnaissance units, Close Air Support coordination and more.

Several typical wargame mechanics have been reinterpreted, and both sides will fight three equally dangerous foes: the enemy, their own plan and time. Even a simple action can quickly turn into a disaster when facing an opponent using more efficiently the real key to victory: the OODA Loop theorized by John Boyd in the early ‘80s and used today as the basis for several military doctrines.

Military doctrine, tactics and peculiarities for each side are represented, allowing a skilled commander to use his own strength points and exploit the enemy’s weak ones. Some examples are:

    West German Auftragstaktik (Mission-Type Orders), giving Bundeswehr a flexibility hardly obtained by other armies.
    British Engineers, allowing extensive use of prepared defense positions.
    BAOR logistic deficiencies and ammunition shortage.
    Soviet Sappers, first-line assault units used to crack the toughest nuts.
    Soviet Assault From March doctrine.
    Warsaw Pact vulnerable supply network.



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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 06:40:32 PM



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Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 03:45:05 AM
If anyone is on the preorder list, you can order now!

https://trlgames.com/the-dogs-of-war/

At 0400 Zulu Time, July 24 1985, Warsaw Pact forces cross the Inner German Border and assault NATO positions in West Germany. The main thrust, formed by ten Soviet Category I Divisions, is in the BAOR sector and points directly to the Ruhr area.

Taking its roots from SPI’s “Central Front” and “NATO: Division Commander”, The Dogs of War is the second module of the C3 series, focused on Command, Control and Communication and pioneered by Less Than 60 Miles – one of the five nominees for the 2019 Charles Roberts Awards as Best Post-WW2, Cold War, & Hypothetical Era Board Wargame.

All the elements of modern mechanized warfare are covered: Chemical and Nuclear Weapons, Attack Helicopters, Engineers, Electronic Warfare, Counter-battery Fire, Ribbon Bridges, Army Doctrines, Reconnaissance units, Close Air Support coordination and more.

Several typical wargame mechanics have been reinterpreted, and both sides will fight three equally dangerous foes: the enemy, their own plan and time. Even a simple action can quickly turn into a disaster when facing an opponent using more efficiently the real key to victory: the OODA Loop theorized by John Boyd in the early ‘80s and used today as the basis for several military doctrines.

Military doctrine, tactics and peculiarities for each side are represented, allowing a skilled commander to use his own strength points and exploit the enemy’s weak ones. Some examples are:

    West German Auftragstaktik (Mission-Type Orders), giving Bundeswehr a flexibility hardly obtained by other armies.
    British Engineers, allowing extensive use of prepared defense positions.
    BAOR logistic deficiencies and ammunition shortage.
    Soviet Sappers, first-line assault units used to crack the toughest nuts.
    Soviet Assault From March doctrine.
    Warsaw Pact vulnerable supply network.

I need to try and get a hold of this when it comes out.

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Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 06:49:42 AM
if you don't get it on pre-order, it'll be nigh impossible to track down on retail.  They have a VERY limited print run and people go gaga for these

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Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 07:13:15 AM
if you don't get it on pre-order, it'll be nigh impossible to track down on retail.  They have a VERY limited print run and people go gaga for these

This and they don’t sell it through stores or any other online sources.

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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 09:36:02 AM
Why does it say Available Now if it's pre-order? Confusing...

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Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 10:25:33 AM
They just got the games in hand. Still offering pre-order prices.

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Reply #7 on: January 13, 2021, 10:31:16 AM
Damn you all to hell  :bigthumb: :bigthumb:

This was money ear marked for something else  :nope:

It was a no brainer really. BAOR? 1985?

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Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 10:33:56 AM
 :applause:

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Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 10:36:15 AM
Ummm... did you check the maps size?

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Reply #10 on: January 13, 2021, 10:51:54 AM
Damn you all to hell  :bigthumb: :bigthumb:

This was money ear marked for something else  :nope:

It was a no brainer really. BAOR? 1985?
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Reply #11 on: January 13, 2021, 10:57:28 AM
Ummm... did you check the maps size?
Yes 98cm x 56cm is 38"x22" - and the 38" is length ways  :bigthumb:
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Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 09:03:55 AM

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Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 09:18:28 AM
Just watched that....  :bigthumb:

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Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 11:18:27 AM
lol. I've just watched it and it looks scarily deep. I am willing to admit this might bring back memories of me being new to board gaming and buying Pacific Theatre. In other words, I may have bitten off more than I can chew.

But I am excited given it's BAOR and 1985...it'll bring back some memories

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