Copyright 2003 Louis R. Coatney
Dedication: STALINGRAD 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 Volgograd, who handed Nazi Germany its most
decisive defeat on land in the Second World War.
My STALINGRAD 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 STALINGRAD 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.)
And now: Here are the game'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.
- 21Jul42 "Operation Blau" Mapboard in .jpg format.
German 94. InfDiv should be stacked with 6. Armee.
- 19Nov42 "Operation Uranus" Mapboard in .jpg format.
You will want to print these off as large as possible, and you should enlarge them 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. There are no roads on this map, since most of
the terrain was so open and/or there were sufficient roads.
- Axis units
Actually, 4. PanzerGruppe should be 4. PanzerArmee, but ...
- Russian units
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) image 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.
- Entrenchment/Fortification markers
- Combat results and terrain tables, etc. in .htm/Web format -- rev. 22Feb04
- Game-turn schedule, weather, etc. in .htm/Web format --
Now would you like to go to my home page to see photos of a 1ST ALAMEIN
historical scene 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 STALINGRAD 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 STALINGRAD ATTACKED!....:-)
(16Oct03, revised 22Feb04)