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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.
Research for Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy can be categorized into a number of different headings.
 
   
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===
 
*Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War - is also available online
 
**[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)
 
**[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)
 
**[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)
 
   
 
=== Commonwealth Forces ===
==General Scenario Design==
 
 
* Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War - is also available online
 
** [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)
 
** [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)
 
** [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 ===
 
* 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
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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 ===
 
Print Resources
 
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)]
*Walker, Mark H. '''''Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin Strategy Guide''''' (Battlefront.com, 2002)
 
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:Out of print, but definitive general volume on camouflage and general markings of German AFVs and tanks from 1939-1945
**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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=== 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 ===
 
Online Resources
 
Online Resources
*[http://www.battlefront.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=126 Battlefront.com CMBN Maps and Mods forum]
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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, 22 January 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[]

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

The US Army[]

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

Commonwealth Forces[]

Links for Mapmakers[]

France[]

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[]

Print Resources[]

  • 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[]

Mod Research[]

German Armor[]

Print Resources

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

German Uniforms[]

Online Resources

Canadian Army[]

Online Resources