Dedication: THE RUSSIAN PORTFOLIO is dedicated as a token
of 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.
THE RUSSIAN PORTFOLIO is a diminuation of its "big brother": THE BARBAROSSA FILE.
THE RUSSIAN PORTFOLIO 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 THE RUSSIAN PORTFOLIO 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!
And now: Here are TRP'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.
- Game-Turn Sequence and the Turn Record Track in .gif format.
- First Half of the Rules in unformatted .txt file
- Second Half of the Rules in unformatted .txt file
- Charts and Tables, Terrain Effects, and Game Sequence in unformatted .txt file
- Combat Results Table, Terrain Effects, etc. as web page. Preferred authority.
- German and Allied Axis Units (up-gunned)
- 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.
5/8"--16mm--wide is about right. Russian units should be printed/photocopied
off onto pink or tan paper or cardstock. Axis units should be
printed/photocopied off onto blue or gray paper/cardstock.
The numerical factors on the units are: attack-defense-(initial )movement.
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.
- SE Mapboard Quadrant
- SW Mapboard Quadrant
- NW Mapboard Quadrant
- NE Mapboard Quadrant
You will want to print these 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 20"/50.8cms. Ivory is an excellent map color.
- 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.
Some of TRP's players have done their own components for the game, both for person-to-person boardgame play and for remote computer play as well! Here are some of the websites:
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 THE RUSSIAN PORTFOLIO 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 THE RUSSIAN PORTFOLIO!....:-)