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Cold War Soviet Military Planning Factors and Nomograms for Gaming

Anyone interested in wargaming the Cold War from a Soviet perspective or has a general interest in how the Soviets planned and the evolution of Russian military thought, might want to take a look at their planning factors and norms described in Chapter 5 of the Voroshilov Staff Academy Handbook of Lectures.

For logistics enthusiasts the Sustainability of the Soviet Army in Battle was produced by UK’s Soviet Studies Research Centre, a single source of how the Soviets planned sustainment. It took me a while to find and process , but this is a clean complete PDF that is text-searchable. Warning, it’s 734 pages and 27Mb (smallest I could compress it).

Note these resources do not necessarily describe how planning should have been done, they describe how the Soviets taught planning and might have fought.

One response to “Cold War Soviet Military Planning Factors and Nomograms for Gaming

  1. Stephen Downes-Martin 01/07/2020 at 11:36 pm

    So, I’m a bit slow sometimes, but here’s a gamer’s site with a plethora of materials useful to the wargamer interested in gaming the Cold War:
    https://coldwargamer.blogspot.com/2014/09/

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