Gaming World War III: Tabletop Armageddon Part I

During my formative years I accepted the popular assumption that a nuclear exchange would mean the end of the world. Mushroom clouds would bloom, and fallout would spread around the world heralding the start of nuclear winter and the end of civilization. It made sense, and films such as The Day After and Threads in …

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Air War on the Central Front D+7 (16 July, 1987)

The Commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, General Bill Kirk’s worries were starting to compound. As the land war in Northern Germany ramped up, so did the Warsaw Pact air effort in 2nd ATAF’s (Second Allied Tactical Air Force) area of responsibility. From D+6 through much of the following day, enemy air efforts directly supported …