The Central Front D+3 (12 July, 1987) Part I

General Snetkov had stretched the truth when he informed Ligachev that his northern army groups had identified weak points in NATO lines. They hadn’t --yet. Snetkov was determined to make sure that changed in the next twenty four hours, however. Upon returning to his headquarters, the general issued orders to 2nd Guards Tank Army and …

The World War III Project

This blog has taken on a life of it’s own in many respects and has recently generated a very interesting offshoots. I’m gratified to learn that World War III:1987 appears to be influencing many wargamers. It’s even influenced me to explore miniature wargaming. Truth be told, Steven from the blog Sound Officers Call is greatly …

The Central Front Chessboard: D-1 (8 July, 1987) **

General Galvin had decided to remain at NATO headquarters in Brussels for the time being instead of moving to his wartime headquarters. It was SACEUR’s prerogative where he chose to direct the defense of Western Europe. For the moment, Galvin preferred his office and the command room in Brussels to a command post nestled deep …

3rd Armored Division To The Border: D-2 (7 July, 1987) **

On the night of 7 July, and continuing into the next day,  two mass migrations were underway in the Federal Republic of Germany. The first one consisted of thousands of West German civilians living in close proximity to the Inner-German border. What started as a steady stream of families moving west towards perceived safety in …