Saturday, 26 November 2016

"Nineveh, we are coming!"

and I'm back in the fight!

As will be apparent from the lack of posts recently, I have been taken unawares by an illness which has made me re-prioritise my activities. I am on the mend now and should be getting back to normal over the next couple of weeks.

While I have been contemplating my navel, the real world has moved on and the offensive in Mosul has continued to play out. 

Mosul (New Statesman)
I have concentrated recently on figuring out the ISF/Coalition order of battle to get a fix on the scale of the fighting and what level of unit I need to represent. Although it will produce quite a few units, I'm likely to go for battalion. My notes are now complete (for the moment) and you can find them here.  

Advancing ISF forces (NBC News)
I am massively impressed by the quality of the planning that has gone into the offensive and the complexity of the operation itself, especially managing disparate and competing partners, and difficult external stakeholders. I don't think we have seen anything this difficult since D-Day.

Next steps are to finish the map and get on with the rules!


Duc de Gobin said...

Welcome back.

Looking forward to seeing your work again.

Norm said...

Jay - wishing you a speedy recovery.

Michael Peterson said...

Hope you feel better soon. This promises to be an interesting project. I would imagine that someone like Brian Train would be interested in helping you find a market for it.

Old Trousers said...

Duc and Norm,

Thanks for your kind words, I'm definitely on the mend!


Thank you also for your support. I was sorry to hear of your wife's illness, our thoughts are with you.