We are very happy to announce a very special guest to our podcast. Col John Antal will join us, and answer all kinds of questions about serving in the Fulda Gap in the cold war, how it was commanding a tank regiment, how things would have unfolded if the Soviet Union did invade Western Europe, and about his 15+ years of experience in the game industry.
For the Flower City Half Marathon, Escalation 1985 sponsored our Penelope, who is on the voice acting team. Penelope said: "It took me more than 3 hours because I had to stop at every now and then and my calves started cramping so hard it actually made me scream a couple of times, but I finished!"
On the weekend of April 5th-7th, Peter attended Southern Front Events, Red Divide 3: Operation Swift Vengeance. A tactical milsim (military simulation) event set in a Cold War gone hot scenario in 1986 between forces from the Warsaw Pact and NATO.
For Escalation 1985, we are currently looking for a character animator. However if your skill set lies in other areas (specifically programming), and you want to contribute, feel free to fill in the recruitment form anyway. We are currently working towards another round of play tests, a gameplay trailer (and more!).
Adopted by the Armed Forces Of The USSR for use with the AKM and AK-74 assault rifles. It is developed on the basis of the 6H3. The main changes that were made are to the design of the scabbard and the shape of the handle. Simple and effective it also has some interesting features such as a tab on the sheath so it can clip onto the soldiers belt, and along with the knife, it can form a simplistic wire cutting tool.
It is about time to declare the winner of MG3 Reference Hunt: one of our most dedicated supporters, provided us with frightening amount of priceless information and references, Forward Observer tier patreon, known as SPITFIRE!
It's a rare occurrence to have such nice weather in Finland at this time of the year. The moment was perfect for me and my eveready assistant Aatu a.k.a. Adolf to hit the tarmac and head out to our summer lodge to capture the sounds of nature during the weekend.
This week saw United States secretary George Schultz accusing the Soviet Union of spy activity, MacArthur being relieved of command, and the Soviet Union admitting to be the cause of the Katyn Massacre
The DM51 is an offensive/defensive hand grenade of German origin. It was developed in the 1970's to replace all grenades in German service with a single type. This is achieved by a removable fragmentation jacket which turns the defensive grenade into an offensive grenade.
The Hovea is similar to the Swedish K, or M/45 Carl Gustav, but the Danes made numerous changes in balancing and ergonomic as well as lowering the fire rate slightly to improve handling. It's known for its ease of use, ruggedness and high precision.
Periodically, the team is looking to spotlight a community member that has some interesting attachments to the Cold War, be it their personal service, their reenacting of it, or just stories of family and friends.In our first spotlight, we're featuring community member, Lizardpile!
The team has commissioned a Reference Material Hunt to where some of the design boys need some useful imagery and/or documentation on the Panzerfaust 44A1. As a token of our gratitude, we’ll provide the submitter of the most useful content with an Escalation 1985 T-Shirt!