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LINKS: For map makers and campaign & scenario designers

Post by randowe » 2019-09-21 19:15, Saturday

If you want to share useful links, please feel free to post an answer and we'll add your link to the lists.

Map Resources

WORLD WAR I
First Battle of Gaza 1917 http://mappery.com/map-of/First-Battle-of-Gaza-Map-1917
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WORLD WAR II
Wikipedia Maps of World War IIhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Categ ... rld_War_II
Celles Pockethttp://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/ ... apVIII.jpg
Normandy Ihttp://broermapsonline.org/online/Europ ... ny_sm.html
Normandy IIhttp://broermapsonline.org/online/Europ ... po_sm.html
Military Maps of WWII (from narod.ru)http://mapww2.narod.ru/
Stalingrad to Berlinhttp://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA ... html#index
German Eastern Front Situation Maps, 1941-45http://www.gutenberg-e.org/esk01/eskmap.html
Onwar - Strategic mapshttps://www.onwar.com/wwii/maps/index.html
Armchair general- EF & Far East mapshttp://www.armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/ ... raphic.htm
German recordshttp://www.sturmpanzer.com/Default.aspx ... em=1&sec=1
WW2 Areal photos and maps (FTP Server)http://wwii-microfilm.blogspot.com/
Czechoslovak 1930's fortification systemhttp://mapa.opevneni.cz/
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OTHER
University of Texas Libraryhttp://lib.utexas.edu/maps/
Brandenburg, Neumarkhttp://brandenburg.rz.htw-berlin.de/neumark.html
Central and Eastern Europehttp://mapywig.org/
Polandhttp://igrek.amzp.pl/mapindex.php?cat=WIG100
Emerson Kent World Historyhttp://www.emersonkent.com/maps_by_year_from_1939.htm
CIA World map - altitude focushttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wo ... _large.jpg
Westpoint Atlaseshttps://westpoint.edu/academics/academi ... ry/atlases
David Rumsey Map Collectionhttps://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/RUMSEY~8~1
ontheworldmap http://ontheworldmap.com/
kolamap (russian language only)http://kolamap.ru/index.html
Lithuanian mapshttp://www.lithuanianmaps.com/
Old maps onlinehttps://www.oldmapsonline.org/
russian maps 1917 - 1945 (russian language only)http://rkka.ru/imaps.htm


Units, Weapons, Vehicles, OOB, other Information

ALL NATIONS
Fighting Ships of the worldhttp://www.navypedia.org/
WWII OOB and Organizationhttp://www.niehorster.org/index.htm
Eastern Europe Wars 1918 - 1923http://pygmy-wars.50megs.com/pygmywars.com/index.html
Vietnam Warhttp://www.tom.pilsch.com/Vietnam.html
Forgotten Airfields in Europehttps://www.forgottenairfields.com/
Nafziger OOB Collection 1600 - 1945https://www.alternatewars.com/CARL/Nafgizer_CARL.htm
World War Weapons, Diary, Armies, History, Pictureshttps://ww2-weapons.com/
World War 1 and the Colonial Warshttp://www.kaiserscross.com/
Trucks of the World 1900 - 2020https://www.trucksplanet.com/
WWII Ballistics Calculatorhttp://www.wwiiequipment.com/pencalc/
Military History Encyclopediahttp://www.historyofwar.org/
Generals of WW2http://www.generals.dk/
WW2 database (with various articles)https://ww2db.com/
Armed Conflict Events Data (e.g. WW2 day by day chronology)https://www.onwar.com/index.html#gsc.tab=0
Stalingrad Databasehttp://staldata.com/
The Battle for Stalingradhttps://stalingrad.net/
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FINLAND
Finnish Army 1918 - 1945https://www.jaegerplatoon.net/
Finnish wartime photo archivehttp://sa-kuva.fi/
Winter Warhttps://www.talvisota.fi/en/the-winter-war/
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ROMANIA
The Romanian Royal Armyhttp://www.geocities.ws/dangrecu/index-2.html
Romanian Army in WWIIhttp://www.worldwar2.ro/
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GERMANY
German units and OOB (german language only)http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/
German trucks, cars and vehicles of WWIIhttp://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/
The Luftwaffe, 1933-45https://www.ww2.dk/
Luftwaffe Airfields 1935 - 1945https://www.ww2.dk/lwairfields.html
German Submarines of WWI and WWIIhttps://uboat.net/
German Navy of WWI and WWIIhttps://www.german-navy.de/information/index.html
Beutepanzer, captured tanks and guns in german usehttp://beutepanzer.ru/
German abbreviationshttp://www.70nord.de/Abkuerzungen.html
Original german WW2 documents (german, russian language only)https://germandocsinrussia.org/de/nodes ... kollektsiy
German Schnellboote, MTB, Fast Attack Craft; 1916 - today http://s-boot.net/index-english.html
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JAPAN
Imperial Japanese Army, Vehicles, Artillery, Small Armshttp://www3.plala.or.jp/takihome/
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RUSSIA
Russian Civil War Politieshttps://www.worldstatesmen.org/Russia_war.html
Axis tanks in Red Armyhttp://wio.ru/tank/capt/capt.htm
Soviet OOBs (russian language only)http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/
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NORWAY
Norway 1940https://web.archive.org/web/20110605100 ... index.html
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FRANCE
France 1940http://france1940.free.fr/en_index.html#Army
French tanks and armored cars 1915 - 2008 (french language only)http://www.chars-francais.net/2015/
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AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
Austria-Hungary's Last War, 1914-1918 (book)http://www.comroestudios.com/StanHanna/
Austria-Hungarian Land Forceshttp://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/
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ARGENTINA
Argentina 1806 - 1982http://www.militariarg.com/
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SWEDEN
Swedish Military Historyhttp://www.hhogman.se/military.htm
Swedish Aviationhttp://www.avrosys.nu/aircraft/index.htm
Swedish tanks and armoured cars (swedish language)https://www.sphf.se/
Swedish artillery 1800 - 2000 (pdf) (swedish language)https://www.sfhm.se/contentassets/84a6e ... 0-2000.pdf
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CUBA
Cuban Aviationhttp://www.urrib2000.narod.ru/index-e.html
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YUGOSLAVIA
World War 2 in Yugoslaviahttp://www.vojska.net/eng/world-war-2/introduction/
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ITALY
Italy in WW2https://comandosupremo.com/
Piave front in WW1 (italian language only)http://www.frontedelpiave.info/
Dolomites front in WW1 (italian language only)https://www.frontedolomitico.it/index.html
List of Italian artillery in service 1940 as well as captured artilleryhttp://xoomer.virgilio.it/ramius/Milita ... e_2gm.html
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NEW ZEALAND
Official History of New Zealand in WW2http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarl ... s-WH2.html
28th Maori Battalionhttps://28maoribattalion.org.nz/
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UNITED KINGDOM
British Artillery in WW2http://nigelef.tripod.com/index.htm
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SWITZERLAND
Swiss military vehicles and artillery, AD guns (german language only)https://militaerfahrzeuge.ch/
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DENMARK
Danish Army vehicles 1909 - todayhttp://www.armyvehicles.dk/
Danish Army on April 9th, 1940 (PDF, 20mb)https://www.chakoten.dk/The%20Danish%20 ... mplete.pdf
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USA
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in the USAhttp://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm
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CANADA
organization, vehicles, weapons, uniforms of Canada 1900 - 2000http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/index.htm
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BULGARIA
Bulgarian Artillery 1878 - 1918https://www.bulgarianartillery.it/
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Re: Links: Useful Resources for Designers and Map Makers

Post by randowe » 2019-09-23 12:58, Monday

September 2019; revised both tables, checked all links, added more links, repaired or deleted broken links.

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Re: Links: Useful Resources for Designers and Map Makers

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Post by randowe » 2019-09-23 18:53, Monday

Wonderdoctor wrote: The complete Nafziger collection :)

https://www.alternatewars.com/CARL/Nafgizer_CARL.htm
Added for ALL NATIONS, second table :yes

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Re: LINKS: For map makers and campaign & scenario designers

Post by randowe » 2019-10-20 09:21, Sunday

Added the following links:

russian maps 1917 - 1941 (russian language only)
This site is in russian language aonly but it is possible to navigate by year and date. Maybe people who speak russian can find some other useful informations on that site? I don't know.

World War Weapons, Diary, Armies, History, Pictures
This site gives an general overview about various topics related to both world wars. But more on WWII though.

Norway 1940
This is a web archive mirror of one of the best (if not the best) site about the norwegian army in 1940. The original site is down now, but the web archive mirror works as well, as far as i have tested.

France 1940
This site offers the complete OOB for the French Army in 1940. It even shows the OOB of the overseas units, like the units in Indochina. There are other useful informations about the French Army as well.
But unfortunately most of the other links for other nations are broken. I still consider this a useful site because of the informations about the french army.

Austria-Hungary's Last War, 1914-1918 (book)
A book about Austria-Hungary in WWI. Urica posted this link in the Alpenkorps thread at JP's and i think it can be useful. It also offer some great maps.

Kaisercross
Offer information about: "World War 1 and the Colonial Wars in the period leading up to World War 2" Posted by Jurgen in the same Alpenkorp thread at JP's.

EDIT: WW2 Areal photos and maps, this site is down at the moment, but the ftp server is still up and i am downloading in this moment.

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Re: LINKS: For map makers and campaign & scenario designers

Post by randowe » 2019-11-05 19:20, Tuesday

Added a link about the military of Argentina which i think can be very useful. At least it was useful for me :) There are also lots of photos too.

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Re: LINKS: For map makers and campaign & scenario designers

Post by randowe » 2020-02-18 21:42, Tuesday

Added the following links to the second table:

- Swedish Military History
- Swedish Aviation
- Cuban Aviation
- Trucks of the World
- World War 2 in Yugoslavia (site is very slow, but offers some good informations)

Revised the following link:

- Imperial Japanese Army

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Post by randowe » 2020-04-01 20:01, Wednesday

Added the following links to the second table:

- WWII Ballistics Calculator - choose gun and target and the calculator will create a chart with informations of target penetration/destruction (probability). You can also follow a link to the main page which offers some informations about British equipment.

- Military History Encyclopedia - website with a truckload of articles, pictures, maps, etc...

- Generals of WW2 - short biographical sketches about 28000 generals of WW2

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Post by randowe » 2020-06-25 09:04, Thursday

Added the following links to the second table:

Various

- World War II Database: Site with various articles about events, battles and equipment of WW2. There are photos and documents as well, as well as a "today in history" and "todays WW2 news" sections.

Germany

- Beutepanzer: captured tanks in german use. Lots of photos. There is also a useful table about the german designations of captured artillery and small arms.
- German WW2 documents: A site with tons of scanned original german wartime documents, such as divisional war diaries and much more (german and russian language only)
- German abbreviations: long and detailed list of german (WW2 military) abbreviations.

Italy

- Comando Supremo: a site with various articles, OOBs, biographies and informatios on armament and vehicles of Italy in WW2
- Il fronte dolomitico: The dolomites front in WW1 (italian language only)
- Fronte del Piave: The Piave front in WW1 (italian language only)

EDIT, i forgot:

Austro-Hungary

- Austro-Hungarian Land Forces 1848-1918. Pretty good informations on many aspects of the Austro-Hungarian Land Forces, like detailed OOBs, unit history and much more. There are also some translations for hungarian military terms and an other table with abbreviations.

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Post by randowe » 2020-07-01 20:17, Wednesday

Dunno if someone cares :lol , but i just checked some sites and found out that: WW2 Areal photos and maps (FTP Server) website is down. But the blog is still up and i changed the link in the first table accordingly. Although it seems you have to contact j c calvin for login data now if you are a new user. The FTP server is still working, i downloaded Poland '39 situation maps few days ago.

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Re: LINKS: For map makers and campaign & scenario designers

Post by Golothin » 2020-10-03 14:47, Saturday

Best site for Soviet OOBs I know. In Russian, but with Chrome ect. no problem.

http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/
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Post by randowe » 2020-10-03 15:39, Saturday

Golothin wrote:
2020-10-03 14:47, Saturday
Best site for Soviet OOBs I know. In Russian, but with Chrome ect. no problem.

http://www.teatrskazka.com/Raznoe/
Added to the second table. Thanks for the link :howdy

I also added a link to a site about German Schnellboote, MTB, captured MTB, Fast Attack Craft, etc. from 1916 - today.

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Post by randowe » 2020-10-27 16:51, Tuesday

While i was looking for the Latin Generals website i checked old links and some of the PG2 sites shared some useful links too. Some links are dead after all the years, some are already part of our link collection and 4 links added to the second table today:

- The official history of New Zealand in WW2
- French tanks and armored cars 1915 - 2008
- Armed Conflict Events Data (WW2 day by day chronology)
- British Artillery in WW2

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Post by randowe » 2020-11-07 10:18, Saturday

Added to the second table:

Danisch military vehicles 1909 - today - the website looks simple but provides excellent infomation about all? vehicles in Danish military service.
Danish Army on April 9th, 1940 - A PDF about the danish army and fighting on the day of the german invasion.
Swiss military vehicles, guns - A good site about vehicles in Swiss Army service as well as artillery and AD guns.

(Maybe i should put the second table into alphabetical order since the table becomes larger, but the table looks so complicated itself (see it when klick on quote the first post) that i am not sure if i want to do it :lol )

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Post by randowe » 2020-11-23 18:28, Monday

I added the homesite of the Luftwaffe website to the second table, as mentioned in the other thread.

I also added a website about "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in the USA". That site was very useful when i desigend the Brunswick (Savannah) map recently.

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Post by randowe » 2020-12-29 22:02, Tuesday

Maybe i am the only one who uses the links, but... :lol

Added to the second table:

- Swedish tanks and armoured cars
- Bulgarian Artillery 1878 - 1918
- organization, vehicles, weapons, uniforms of Canada 1900 - 2000

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Re: LINKS: For map makers and campaign & scenario designers

Post by randowe » 2021-01-12 14:42, Tuesday

Added the following links to the second table:

All nations:
- THE BATTLE FOR STALINGRAD, 19 August 1942 - 2 February 1943
- Stalingrad Database. This site shows, inter alia, a interactive map with the positions of the units at the start of Uranus.

New Zealand:
- 28th Maori Battalion

Sweden:
- Swedish artillery 1800 - 2000. The pdf file is in swedish language but you will find data on every artillery piece in swedish service.

Italy:
- List of Italian artillery in service 1940 and a list with captured artillery used by Italy

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