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Old October 13th, 2022, 10:59 AM
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If you are interested how this whole piecemeal WWIII started we must look to 2014 and first covered aggression on Ukraine. Here are articles by Ukrainians from 2020 which very detailed described first confusions and fights with detailed maps and locations of units. In my opinion excellent material to create a few Scenarios for SPMBT which my presents roots of this actually war eights years ago
So now that is the part of history that is why fight are described so detailed here example from articles


The scheme of the battle outside Semenivka. 5 May 2014.




Ukraine’s Armed Forces on the Eve of the Conflict

https://mil.in.ua/en/articles/ukrain...-the-conflict/

Springtime for the Invader, Part One
https://mil.in.ua/en/articles/spring...ader-part-one/

Springtime for the Invader. Part 2
https://mil.in.ua/en/articles/spring...nvader-part-2/

And So Began Sloviansk
https://mil.in.ua/en/articles/and-so-began-sloviansk/

Things Are Heating Up in Sloviansk
https://mil.in.ua/en/articles/things...-in-sloviansk/

What Happened in Mariupol on May 9th, 2014
https://mil.in.ua/en/articles/what-h...-may-9th-2014/
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Now an Map: Unofficial map of hostilities in the Bakhmut direction as of mid-December 2022



Source https://mil.in.ua/en/news/near-bakhm...r-fallen-ones/
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I seriously doubt the Ukraine situation will lead to WW3. Short of going nuclear, and Russia is not that stupid. Sure they could wreak havoc with a nuclear strike but the end result would be the obliteration of Russia and anyone involved in deciding to go nuclear hunted down and "dealt" with. Russia is to weak and has almost zero allies, so conventional war is out.

Now what the PRC does concerning Taiwan ... that could be trouble. China has been supporting various terrorist groups for years, and although not conventional forces they could cause no end of trouble inside, and for, probable PRC opponents. PRC leadership believes it would survive a nuclear exchange, and doesn't really care about their population/infrastructure, they can be replaced. Conventional warfare with the PRC would be a problem since just getting there with sufficient forces is a MAJOR issue.
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Since I handed in my gun
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IIRC the good field marshal Bernard Law Montgomery said something like this:


There are two rules of warfare:


1) Never march on Moscow.

2) Never send you land forces to fight in mainland Asia.


I have formulated these rules myself.



However - Russian military capability seems to have been much overestimated, and this after about a decade of building the armed forces up.

I wonder how crappy they would have been in the 1980s...
Built many (conventional) scenarios set in 1985 but having some serious doubts about their logistical abilities now..., seems like it's no rail road, no Russian advance...
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It's all mostly " what if" anyway but you do have a point.
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IIRC the good field marshal Bernard Law Montgomery said something like this:


There are two rules of warfare:


1) Never march on Moscow.

2) Never send you land forces to fight in mainland Asia.


I have formulated these rules myself.



However - Russian military capability seems to have been much overestimated, and this after about a decade of building the armed forces up.

I wonder how crappy they would have been in the 1980s...
Built many (conventional) scenarios set in 1985 but having some serious doubts about their logistical abilities now..., seems like it's no rail road, no Russian advance...
I actually believe that in 1985 they were orders of magnitude stronger. Not just in numbers and relative quality of equipment, but also in allies and in strategic resources.
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I relation to fight which already are going on in Bakhmut that place is called a "Meat Grinder" like on western front during WW1 or like during fights in Stalingrad in WW2

https://twitter.com/Militarylandnet/...zny-impas.html

In that sense comes this short part from movie about fights during Civil war is Russia "Гойда!" 1917-1921 nothing was changed in last 100 years
https://twitter.com/i/status/1612019731393048579

In last days a place were most fights happen is Soledar north from Bakhmut


Here article from Ukrainin side about fights in Soldar
https://mil.in.ua/en/news/the-milita...ol-of-soledar/

btw. look yourself who is fighting there
https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bakhmut?src=hashtag_click

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I actually believe that in 1985 they were orders of magnitude stronger. Not just in numbers and relative quality of equipment, but also in allies and in strategic resources.
I used to think so too, but I'm more doubting now - they might have had more troops to throw forward but were they of much better quality than what we see now? Were they better at logistics back then? Would they have been all that much more competent, less problems with corruption etc...

From a historic viewpoint allies have always been important for Russian warfare, they usually don't do very well when not fighting as part of a coalition...
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Stumbled over this article from a Finnish blogger who argues that mech forces are still highly important in Ukraine but that (leg) infantry with ATGMs have (on purpose more or less) been given lots of publicity...

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Unlike the early war Ukrainian information campaigns portrayed, the armored and mechanized formations, equipped largely with BMP-2 IFV:s and T-64 derivative tanks played a huge role in stopping the Russian invasion. But by highlighting the light infantry operations and western supplied Javelin and NLAW anti-tank guided missiles, Ukraine convinced the western citizens that their support was having an overwhelming impact. The support was crucial, but wouldn’t have been enough without the professional and ready elements of the Ukrainian army. The western weapons were most impactfull in the battle of Kyiv, where hastily formed territorial troops equipped with light anti-tank weapons were forced to step up.

The success of the Ukrainian mechanized forces also highlights the complete failure of the Russian BTGs invading Ukraine. The Russian forces had neglected training, forgot logistics and broke just about every instruction that was written in their own doctrine.
http://blog.vantagepointnorth.net/20...art-1.html?m=1
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