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Research for Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy can be categorized into a number of different headings.
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There are a number of resources online and in print to assist CM fans. This article lists a number of links or at least references to information sources that will be of use to the WWII scenario designer.
   
General Historical Background
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== Historical Background ==
 
Scenario Design (Battles and Campaigns)
 
 
There are a number of resources online and in print to assist CM fans.
 
==Historical Background==
 
 
There are a number of good general histories online and in print.
 
There are a number of good general histories online and in print.
===Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy===
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=== The US Army ===
*U.S. Army "Green Books" - are available online
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*The United States Army in World War II (the "Green Books") - are available online; volumes dealing with the Americans in Normandy include:
**[http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-E-Breakout/index.html|Cross Channel Attack] by Gordon Harrison
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**[http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-E-XChannel/index.html Cross-Channel Attack] by Gordon Harrison
 
**[http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-E-Breakout/index.html Breakout & Pursuit] by Martin Blumenson
 
**[http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-E-Breakout/index.html Breakout & Pursuit] by Martin Blumenson
===Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy Commonwealth Forces===
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*Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War - is also available online
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=== Commonwealth Forces ===
**[http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/docs/Victory_e.pdf|Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War, Vol III The Victory Campaign: The Operations in Northwest Europe, 1944-45]
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* Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War - is also available online
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** [http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/docs/Victory_e.pdf|Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War, Vol III The Victory Campaign: The Operations in Northwest Europe, 1944-45] (pdf)
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** [http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/Canada/CA/Victory/ History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War, Vol III The Victory Campaign: The Operations in Northwest Europe, 1944-45] (Hyper-War online HTML version)
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** [http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/docs/CDN_ARMY_39-45_E.pdf The Canadian Army 1939-1945: An Official Summary] (pdf)
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== Links for Mapmakers ==
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=== France ===
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* [http://loisirs.ign.fr/accueilPVA.do Aerial Photos of France]
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: aerial photos of France from 1947 onward. Note: not oriented with North at the top.
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* [http://www.geoportail.fr/ Contour Maps of France]
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: Maps with detailed contour lines. Thin lines represent 5 meters. Bold ones are 25 meters. The height difference of dotted lines varies.
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* [http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=101470 How to Find Authentic French Farm Names]
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: a question and some good answers, at the Battlefront forum.
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== General Scenario Design ==
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=== Print Resources ===
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* Walker, Mark H. '''''Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin Strategy Guide''''' (Battlefront.com, 2002)
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: Contains detailed interviews with CM scenario designers with tips and how-to advice that is applicable to the CMX2 game engine
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=== Online Resources ===
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* [http://www.battlefront.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=126 Battlefront.com CMBN Maps and Mods forum]
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== Mod Research ==
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=== German Armor ===
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Print Resources
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*[http://www.amazon.com/Panzer-Colors-Vol-Camouflage-1939-1945/dp/0897470575/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322947164&sr=8-2 Panzer Colors Volume I (Squadron-Signal Publications)]
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:Out of print, but definitive general volume on camouflage and general markings of German AFVs and tanks from 1939-1945
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=== German Uniforms ===
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Online Resources
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*[http://forum.axishistory.com/ Axis History Forum]
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*[http://www.feldgrau.com/ Feldgrau.com Website]
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=== Canadian Army ===
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Online Resources
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*[http://www.armouredacorn.com/ armouredacorn.com]
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*[http://forum.axishistory.com/ canadiansoldiers.com]
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Latest revision as of 22:52, January 22, 2012

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There are a number of resources online and in print to assist CM fans. This article lists a number of links or at least references to information sources that will be of use to the WWII scenario designer.

Historical Background Edit

There are a number of good general histories online and in print.

The US Army Edit

  • The United States Army in World War II (the "Green Books") - are available online; volumes dealing with the Americans in Normandy include:

Commonwealth Forces Edit

Links for Mapmakers Edit

France Edit

aerial photos of France from 1947 onward. Note: not oriented with North at the top.
Maps with detailed contour lines. Thin lines represent 5 meters. Bold ones are 25 meters. The height difference of dotted lines varies.
a question and some good answers, at the Battlefront forum.

General Scenario Design Edit

Print Resources Edit

  • Walker, Mark H. Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin Strategy Guide (Battlefront.com, 2002)
Contains detailed interviews with CM scenario designers with tips and how-to advice that is applicable to the CMX2 game engine

Online Resources Edit

Mod Research Edit

German Armor Edit

Print Resources

Out of print, but definitive general volume on camouflage and general markings of German AFVs and tanks from 1939-1945

German Uniforms Edit

Online Resources

Canadian Army Edit

Online Resources

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