Welcome to Cold War Gamer, a blog I am using to record my Cold War wargaming projects. These range from fictitious Cold War hot projects to historical conflicts that took place around the globe throughout the Cold War era, all modelled and gamed in 20mm. The blog includes links to various resources useful to the Cold War Gamer.

My current projects include: Central Front; British & Soviet. South African Border War; Angolans and South Africans. Soviet Afghan War; Soviets and Afghans

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Review - Web Resources, M136 Exercise Picture Archive

The M136 website is an excellent web resource with a significant amount of imagery generated by a number of photographers living in Germany throughout the cold war period.  Whilst the cold war is extensively covered post cold war content is also good.  The Web site is in German but its easy enough to navigate and most of the information is pictorial in nature

Exercises from 1960 through to 2010 are covered making this a first rate historical record.  Most NATO nations are covered I have used it for US, Canadians, Danes, British, Dutch and Belgium

In addition to the extensive imagery archive the site has also archived op orders, exercise instructions and news paper articles about the exercises.

 If the central front in the cold war or indeed the post cold war period is of interest to you this really is a brilliant web site.


  1. That's a damn useful site - thanks for posting the link.

  2. Yes, agree that it is a treasure-trove for the Cold War gamer.