Copyright 2002 Louis R. Coatney
Dedication: MOSCOW ATTACKED! is dedicated in remembrance and respect:
- to the Polish, Russian, Jewish and other Eastern European peoples who suffered,
endured, and contributed so much to Allied Victory over Nazi Germany and its Axis partners.
- and to the Red Army and people of Moscow, who handed Nazi Germany its first
decisive defeat on land in the Second World War.
My MOSCOW ATTACKED! board wargame is COPYRIGHTED--NOT Public Domain--and FREE
under the following conditions:
Schools, libraries, and museums are free to make and keep copies for in-house educational use or nonpermanent loan/circulation ... in gratitude for the fine education and research assistance I have always received from such institutions.
An individual is free to make one personal copy of MOSCOW ATTACKED! for
his/her own personal use. All other rights--including publishing rights--are reserved to me.
A Request: If you do assemble and play this free game of mine, PLEASE let me know at ELCOAT@hotmail.com what you think of it and whether, after more than a couple games, you think one side or the other has an advantage. Thanks!
There is a thread about the game on John Kranz's
ConSimWorld wargaming forum.
Look under Boardgaming/Individual Game or Series Discussion/Individual Games.
(Set the game list to "alphabetical." It really helps.)
Note: If you would like a smaller, simpler, and faster game about the Battle of Moscow, you might look over my new little Moscow Defended! game too.
And now: Here are MOSCOW ATTACKED!'s components, to print off and assemble so that it may be played. Players-students will also need a single six-sided die (or chits numbered 1-6, to be drawn out of a hat) for the randomized combat results tables.
- Mapboard in .gif format -- rev. 26Feb02
You will want to print this off as large as possible, and you should enlarge it with a
photocopier after that, so that the mapboard comes out to a width of about 11"/28cms.
Cream is an excellent map color.
Railroads are the thin continuous lines. Roads are the thicker, dashed lines.
- Russian units in .gif format -- rev. 25Mar02
- German units in .gif format -- rev. 29Dec04
Revisions: 2. Infantrie Korps is set up on M2, 106. Infantrie Division on K1, 35. InfDiv on J1, 87. InfDiv on G2, and 2. Panzer Division on G2.
You will want to print the units off at maximum size possible and
then photo-reduce them from that, for best detail/quality.
1"--12.7mm--wide is about right. Russian units should be
printed/photocopied off onto red or tan-brown paper or cardstock. German units should
be printed/photocopied off onto light blue or gray paper/cardstock.
SUGGESTION: For the (units, map, symbols) .gif files, I suggest bringing them
up on-screen on L-View or some similar viewer software and *then* printing them off.
When I try to print them directly off the Web, I only get a partial printing, for some reason.
- Units and map done more "graphically" by MA! players. (I recommend copying the files to your computer and then bringing them up onto the screen for printing.):
- Combat results and terrain tables, etc. in .htm/Web format -- rev. 4Oct05
- Game-turn schedule, weather, etc. in .htm/Web format --
- Unit log (with starting positions) in .htm/Web format.
- Rules? Rules-shmules! Who needs them?? (Check the charts and tables sheets
- Designer's comments: Design of the game, Advice on fighting
the battle, Historical commentary, and Bibliography -- Under development --
Also: There is another free Battle of Moscow boardgame on the "www.Grognard.com" website. It is designed by the award winning designer, Frank Chadwick, and reflects his own interpretation of the battle. I'd urge you try Frank's game too, to see how two different designers can each model the battle in his own way.
Now, would you like to go to my home page to see my other games and the cardstock MODEL SHIPS I design? And I have designed other games as well.
If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about
military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding,
and/or you have any questions about my MOSCOW ATTACKED! board wargame feel free to write me at: Lou Coatney, 626 Western Ave., Macomb, IL 61455 USA
... or e-mail me at ELCOAT@Hotmail.com.
You may also telephone me at (309)836-1447. You can leave a message and/or your mailing address on my recording machine if I don't answer; but I cannot afford to return calls.
Thanks for your interest in MOSCOW ATTACKED!....:-)
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