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Title: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2018, 10:54:12 AM
Hey all, Brant just broke the news from the podcast (http://grogheads.com/podcast/grogcast-season-6-episode-11-joel-bart-and-the-cmano-novel (http://grogheads.com/podcast/grogcast-season-6-episode-11-joel-bart-and-the-cmano-novel)) but Bart Gavin (Gunner98) and myself are excited to announce that we've partnered to produce a series of novels based on Bart's Northern Fury scenarios for Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations. Read below for the details!


Bart Gauvin and Joel Radunzel are excited to announce that we’ve partnered to write a series of alternate history “Cold War goes-hot” novels. The first novel in the series, Northern Fury: H-Hour, will be available in winter of 2018. Read on for the details!

Welcome to the Northern Fury world. This is a story of what might have happened if the Cold War had continued another five short years; the Warsaw Pact is disintegrating, NATO is fragile, a hardline resurgence in the Soviet Union is feeling strangled by western sanctions and threatened by the continuation of NATO as an alliance. What could possibly go wrong?

Bart Gauvin and Joel Radunzel have combined forces to translate a fascinating historical "what if" into a story that is gripping, believable, and compelling. We created Northern Fury: H-Hour, the first in our series of World War III novels, through a unique process. Using Command Modern Air/Naval Operations (CMANO, or simply Command), an excellent game/simulation developed by Warfare Sims and published by Matrix Games, we crafted a series of scenarios that encompass the key engagements of our hypothetical conflict. Then, by playing those scenarios and imagining the events through the eyes of the people who would have fought these battles, we were able to discover and write a story of conflict, heroism, sacrifice, and leadership that we are excited to pass on to you.

In addition to the human drama, our alternate history showcases the evolution of military technology and doctrine that was emerging at the end of the Cold War. The Soviet Union was on the brink of crucial improvements in air defense and surface-to-surface missile technology, its ships were as or more capable than many western counterparts and its aircraft were reaching a level of parity with those fielded by the US. On the other side of the coin, the Seawolf-class submarine was a major improvement in undersea technologies. The new weapons like the AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile represented an impressive enhancement in air combat capability.

But the early ‘90s were also a transitional era. Countries retained older equipment as they struggled with the exponential growth in cost of new technologies. Nations who were banking on the "peace dividend" found themselves either short on modern military hardware or had to mortgage huge sums of capital to maintain an edge. The war that was about to come would see the ultra-modern pitted against the obsolete. For both sides, the balance would go to the nation who made the right choices in development, deployment and employment.

The first book in the series, Northern Fury: H-Hour, will be available by winter 2018. In the meantime feel free to peruse our website (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/index.php) and our blog (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/), play the scenarios and join the discussion!

Game on!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 04, 2018, 11:00:55 AM
O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: OJsDad on May 04, 2018, 11:15:32 AM
 <:-)

Can I get an autographed first edition.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2018, 11:27:22 AM
Some of you might recognize the influence of my the first Northern Fury AAR I wrote in this sample chapter hosted at our blog: http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/ (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/)

Enjoy!

And thanks for the encouragement many of you have given me to write.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on May 04, 2018, 11:37:56 AM
Awesome, congrats!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: OJsDad on May 04, 2018, 12:10:45 PM
Remember us little grogs when your Tom Clancy famous.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2018, 12:16:20 PM
Remember us little grogs when your Tom Clancy famous.

Impossible. Grogs are unforgettable! (especially the little ones)  :)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: mirth on May 04, 2018, 12:23:09 PM
Awesome, congrats!

+1 Very excited for you guys!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on May 04, 2018, 12:24:37 PM
As The Littlest Grog I must say...thank you :)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: mirth on May 04, 2018, 12:33:20 PM
I am claiming "The Littlest Grog" as the title of my new wargaming children's story.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 04, 2018, 12:40:12 PM
I am claiming "The Littlest Grog" as the title of my new wargaming children's story.

prepping that second career already, eh?
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: mirth on May 04, 2018, 12:41:18 PM
Always good to have options.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2018, 12:46:32 PM
As The Littlest Grog I must say...thank you :)

You're who I had in mind  :)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on May 04, 2018, 12:49:05 PM
Hugs all around
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: OJsDad on May 04, 2018, 12:49:35 PM
 :hug:
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on May 04, 2018, 12:50:59 PM
You fellers are the bestest
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: bbmike on May 04, 2018, 01:45:07 PM
Looking forward to the release!  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: mirth on May 04, 2018, 01:49:29 PM
Some of you might recognize the influence of my the first Northern Fury AAR I wrote in this sample chapter hosted at our blog: http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/ (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/)

Awesome-sauce.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Staggerwing on May 04, 2018, 05:57:40 PM
Outstanding AR!

Now, for a change we can all actually look forward to Winter!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 04, 2018, 06:03:22 PM
Congrats AB, that's awesome news!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2018, 06:42:38 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, guys. We'll be releasing more information as things progress. Needless to say we're excited.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Pinetree on May 05, 2018, 12:58:32 AM
Best of luck with the book! Looking forward to reading it.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: JasonPratt on May 06, 2018, 10:22:08 AM
Great to hear!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: MetalDog on May 06, 2018, 06:28:32 PM
Congrats, AirborneRifles!  The literary world is getting a good one  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Barthheart on May 07, 2018, 06:52:30 AM
Congrats AR! Very much looking forward to this series.
 O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 07, 2018, 10:35:03 AM
Thanks for the kind words, guys. I plan to use this thread for all news to Grogheads about the upcoming books. For now, if you have a copy of CMANO, check out Bart's latest Command scenario set in the Northern Fury world: Indian Ocean Fury 4: The Red Gate!

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4476931 (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4476931)

"While World War III rages across the globe, a hodgepodge collection of marines and naval forces fight to re-open the Red Sea chokepoint at the Bab el Mendeb, the 'Gate of Tears.'"
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2018, 01:19:12 PM
This sounds great! When you decide to go to film can I please play the 'Wild-Eyed Officer' that always says, "But Captain, That's NEVER been done before"! Always a dream of mine. Good luck with the books.  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 11, 2018, 05:22:38 AM
Here's your first "Northern Fury flashback from the '90." Check out Bart's post on the US 2nd Fleet, then, now, and in the world of Northern Fury:

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=4 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=4)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 15, 2018, 06:08:48 PM
Check out our latest blog post on how the Northern Fury story gets told through CMANO scenarios:

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=5 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=5)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Staggerwing on May 15, 2018, 06:21:56 PM
So that's how those tasty sausages are really made...  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 21, 2018, 02:25:50 PM
New blog post up about how we take the CMANO scenarios and turn them into scenes in the novel: http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=6 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=6)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 25, 2018, 08:37:39 AM
We've got a new sample chapter out! This one introduces another of our key characters and gives some background on how the alternate history Northern Fury world differs from our historical one. Enjoy!

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=7 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=7)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: mirth on May 25, 2018, 08:39:48 AM
We've got a new sample chapter out! This one introduces another of our key characters and gives some background on how the alternate history Northern Fury world differs from our historical one. Enjoy!

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=7 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=7)


 :bd:
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on May 25, 2018, 09:13:03 AM
 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Pinetree on May 27, 2018, 04:06:55 AM
We've got a new sample chapter out! This one introduces another of our key characters and gives some background on how the alternate history Northern Fury world differs from our historical one. Enjoy!

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=7 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=7)
me likey..
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 27, 2018, 06:51:16 AM
Thanks guys, glad you like the sample. We'll put our more over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 04, 2018, 01:24:19 PM
New blog up about some of the research that goes into the Northern Fury scenarios and book: "Where are the carriers?"

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=8 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=8)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 12, 2018, 12:24:38 PM
New blog up. 31 years today since "Tear down this wall!": http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=11 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=11)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: mirth on June 13, 2018, 04:25:42 AM
New blog up about some of the research that goes into the Northern Fury scenarios and book: "Where are the carriers?"

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=8 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=8)

Good stuff!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 13, 2018, 08:43:08 AM
Thanks mirth!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 24, 2018, 02:02:48 PM
New sample chapter posted on our blog: http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=10 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=10)

Canada's Oberon-class sub HMCS Onondaga trains with JTF2 commandos in Labrador!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2018, 02:11:15 PM
Well done! O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 12, 2018, 12:40:33 PM
Ever wonder what the role of those little European carriers was in NATO's Cold War strategy? Bart explores this topic in our latest blog post: http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=12 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=12)

(http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/content/public/upload/natocarriers(2)_0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Sir Slash on July 12, 2018, 01:51:03 PM
Great article AR. Loved it.  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 12, 2018, 02:40:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Slash!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 28, 2018, 07:06:03 PM
New Northern Fury CMANO scenario is out:

An opposed landing to retake Iceland, in the dead of winter? What could go wrong? Find out in "Jarheads on Ice."

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjOSTAtX0AIePWS.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: OJsDad on July 28, 2018, 07:20:04 PM
I have full faith in Adm Airborne Rifles.  :hide:
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Sir Slash on July 28, 2018, 08:33:22 PM
Oh Boy! Christmas comes early.  :D
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on August 04, 2018, 06:11:46 AM
New blog up summarizing the Northern Fury scenarios available thus far and those still to come:

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=13 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=13)

(http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/content/public/upload/scenarios_0_o.gif)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on August 05, 2018, 01:42:27 PM
Bart's uploaded a new complete scenario set in the Northern Fury for free download: Indian Ocean Fury 5: Hormuz Hoedown:

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.2147-6/c0.34.476.249/p476x249/38532878_980750075443927_3446280585784328192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=2135854bf6a2c34afcf0f17ea2b8a920&oe=5C0B981C)

Available at the link: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4504818&mpage=2 (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4504818&mpage=2)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on August 08, 2018, 08:44:39 AM
‘Hormuz Hoedown’ 😎
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 03, 2018, 06:56:32 PM
New blog up on how the Soviets planned to use those odd "aviation cruisers" of theirs:

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=14 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=14)

(http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/content/public/upload/300px-carrierbaku_0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on September 04, 2018, 07:23:13 AM
Wow - nice.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Sir Slash on September 04, 2018, 09:13:42 AM
Yes. Very nice write-up.  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 04, 2018, 08:08:48 PM
Thanks guys. Bart's latest Northern Fury CMANO scenario, Caribbean Fury 2: Retribution, is also up for download and testing: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4528800 (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4528800)

Finish off the Cubans while trying to force leftist Latin American countries out of the war, all while SOCOM wants your assistance to gather some key intel!

(https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-get2/I0000oG2dTejDonY/fit=1000x750/USS-George-Washington-In-Caribbean-Waters-USN-AFF.jpg)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 08, 2018, 08:01:15 PM
New blog up about where the Warsaw Pact stands in  the Northern Fury alternate 1994: http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=15 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=15)

(http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/content/public/upload/tanks_0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 15, 2018, 07:05:27 PM
Baltic FUry 1: Storm the gates, is done posting and ready to be released into the wild!

Available for download from the CMANO community thread here: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4517159&mpage=3&key= (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4517159&mpage=3&key=)

(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.2147-6/c0.2.540.282/p540x282/42066346_1990646887667158_8575857531744681984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e9bd6f43f604c2934d5aa0c7a3bf2ba6&oe=5C149794)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 20, 2018, 02:10:38 PM
New blog up about the Soviet airborne forces (VDV) and how the factor in Northern Fury:

http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=16 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=16)

(https://cdn3.volusion.com/bmfcy.fjqhr/v/vspfiles/photos/ZV3619-2.jpg?1533738074)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 08, 2018, 08:05:38 PM
We're announcing a short delay in to the publication date for Northern Fury: H-Hour, as we work through the ins and outs of publishing a book for the first time. We were shooting for Christmas but it's looking to after the New Year now. In the meantime, we're excited to announce a licencing agreement between ourselves and Slitherine Software. They've wroked up a pretty sweet cover for us. Here it is:

(http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/16451/B9C0625F6A29414CBBAB01C2E339F32F.jpg)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: DoctorQuest on December 08, 2018, 08:37:47 PM
That’s a nice looking cover...  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Sir Slash on December 08, 2018, 08:44:12 PM
I'd judge that book by it's cover any time.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: bbmike on December 09, 2018, 06:53:52 AM
We're announcing a short delay in to the publication date for Northern Fury: H-Hour, as we work through the ins and outs of publishing a book for the first time. We were shooting for Christmas but it's looking to after the New Year now. In the meantime, we're excited to announce a licencing agreement between ourselves and Slitherine Software. They've wroked up a pretty sweet cover for us. Here it is:


Congratulations, that's awesome!  O0
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on December 09, 2018, 04:24:59 PM
 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 03, 2019, 10:03:03 AM
Hey guys,

We finally have a release date for Northern Fury: H-Hour: 6 May!

This is a bit later than we'd intended, but the the publishing process has been slowed down a bit by the fact that I've been unexpectedly deployed to Europe in support of NATO . A bit ironic I know, given the subject matter of of the novel (also why I've been pretty quiet online lately).

Here's our blog with the back cover blurb of the novel along with our (very short) author bios: http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=18 (http://northernfury.bhgdesigns.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=18)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on March 11, 2019, 07:40:41 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Sir Slash on March 11, 2019, 09:02:32 PM
May 6th. Gotcha! <:-)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 14, 2019, 02:18:02 PM
New scenario up. Mediterranean Fury 4: Secure the Flank. Assemble 6th Fleet to knock Syria out of the War as a Soviet ally: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4605904 (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4605904)

(http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/upfiles/16451/172A2985FDAD4F6D97E81E873626580D.gif)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 14, 2019, 05:53:06 PM
Looking forward to the book...will certainly purchase when released...
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 23, 2019, 03:42:19 PM
Looking forward to the book...will certainly purchase when released...

Awesome. Thanks!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 23, 2019, 03:45:45 PM
Hey all, we're launching our new and improved website companion to the book:

http://northernfury.us/ (http://northernfury.us/)

The site is a trove of well-researched information about the late-Cold War militaries. Check it out!

Also, follow this link to sign up for our mailing list if you want news about the forthcoming books or anything else related to Northern Fury: http://eepurl.com/gkyzaX (http://eepurl.com/gkyzaX)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Pete Dero on March 24, 2019, 04:05:18 AM
http://northernfury.us/ (http://northernfury.us/)

The site is a trove of well-researched information about the late-Cold War militaries. Check it out!

This is not an exaggeration.  Thanks !
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 25, 2019, 01:36:54 PM
Check out the first review of Northern Fury: H-Hour at the Fuldapocalypse blog: https://fuldapocalypsefiction.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/review-northern-fury-h-hour/ (https://fuldapocalypsefiction.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/review-northern-fury-h-hour/)

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Northern Fury: H-Hour is both an excellent example of how a simulation can be used in the creation of a novel (like the original Harpoon tabletop version was for Red Storm Rising) and a very good throwback to the technothriller/WWIII fiction of days past.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Barthheart on March 25, 2019, 03:31:58 PM
 :bd:
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 25, 2019, 04:41:53 PM
Can't wait for release.....
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Gusington on March 26, 2019, 08:18:51 AM
Fuldapocalypse.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 13, 2019, 10:32:36 AM
We've got another good review of H-Hour from Mike over at Myk's Bunker. Check out what he has to say:

http://www.mikmyk.com/cmano/book-review-northern-fury-h-hour/ (http://www.mikmyk.com/cmano/book-review-northern-fury-h-hour/)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 21, 2019, 12:14:15 AM
Mike from WWIII1987blog reviews Northern Fury: H-Hour.  Check out his review and his amazing blog on how a NATO-WP war would have unfolded a few years before the Northern Fury timeline:

https://ww31987.wordpress.com/2019/04/20/book-review-northern-fury-h-hour/ (https://ww31987.wordpress.com/2019/04/20/book-review-northern-fury-h-hour/)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 27, 2019, 02:18:19 PM
And H-Hour is available for pre-order on Amazon! Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7BVQ31?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

This is for the e-book version. The paperback version will be available for order on 6 May.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Grim.Reaper on April 27, 2019, 02:19:56 PM
purchased
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 27, 2019, 02:32:29 PM
purchased

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2019, 11:37:58 AM
Bart's written a blog on what's going on on in the Caribbean during the war depicted in Northern Fury: http://northernfury.us/blog/post20/ (http://northernfury.us/blog/post20/)

Check it out, along with the Caribbean Fury scenarios in CMANO.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 05, 2019, 12:12:32 AM
And here's the background post on what's happening in the Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf during the war: http://northernfury.us/blog/post21/ (http://northernfury.us/blog/post21/)

These areas are all CMANO scenarios available for play right now and our plan is to turn each theater into its own book/book series.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 06, 2019, 04:04:50 AM
And Northern Fury: H-Hour is available on Amazon, both ebook and paperback versions! Thanks for the support guys, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it. The enthusiasm of the people around here for the AARs I first started writing way back when are what launched this project in the first place.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733838503?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733838503?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860)

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Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Grim.Reaper on May 06, 2019, 04:57:29 AM
Received mine today but will be holding off reading until vacation:). Congrats on release.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Pete Dero on May 06, 2019, 05:49:18 AM
600 pages (kindle edition) !
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 06, 2019, 06:03:04 AM
600 pages (kindle edition) !

More bang for tour buck  :)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: nelmsm on May 11, 2019, 03:38:38 PM
Halfway through and enjoying the heck out of it.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: IICptMillerII on May 11, 2019, 06:32:54 PM
I got a kindle version a few nights ago and have been reading it. Up to chapter 14 right now. So far I'm really liking it. The characterizations are all good in my opinion, the story thus far makes sense to me, and the writing in general is more than adequate for my tastes.

If I had to give a criticism, its that we'll have to wait to get the 2nd and 3rd books to see how this whole thing comes to an end.

Huge fan of your CMANO AARs here Airborne Rifles. I'm really excited for the war to kick off. For me, all I need to be happy with the books are those excellent AARs with a bit more story around them, and so far that seems like exactly what the book is.

Congrats on the release!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: nelmsm on May 11, 2019, 10:34:42 PM
Halfway through and enjoying the heck out of it.

Okay finished it late this evening and all I can say is please get the next one out ASAP!!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 11, 2019, 10:55:40 PM
Thanks guys. Working hard on book 2. If you have time, leave us a review on Amazon.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 20, 2019, 09:47:12 AM
Hey guys, Kushan from KushanGaming had Bart and me on Twitch last night talking H-Hour, both the book and scenario: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/427086718 (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/427086718)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 30, 2019, 12:51:20 PM
New blog up:  http://northernfury.us/blog/post22/ (http://northernfury.us/blog/post22/)

Derelict MiGs and assault crossings of the Danube? Yeah, we've got that.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 18, 2019, 11:54:28 AM
We've got a new scenario in the Northern Fury world up for testing on the Matrix forums: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4661252 (http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4661252)

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Mediterranean Fury 5, Serbia-right!

16 Feb 1994, 1300 Zulu, 1400 Local

Three days into World War Three and you as Commander 5th Allied Tactical Air Force (ATAF) are now focusing your efforts on the Adriatic and Balkan situation. Commander 6th Fleet as Commander NATO Strike Force Southern Europe (STRIKFORSOUTH) has been given the task of cleansing the Mediterranean Sea of Soviet threats and neutralizing Libya and Syria. Commander Allied Land Forces South-Eastern Europe (LANDSOUTHEAST) is working the situation in the Bosporus and Aegean Sea. All three of these commands have been allocated land, sea and air forces and have effectively become regional Joint Commands, at least until the situation stabilizes.

The situation in the Balkans is complex; Slovenia is working hard at becoming a NATO member but has no military force to speak off, Croatia and Bosnia are being stabilized by UNPROFOR (United Nations Protection Force), Serbia is being actively recruited by the Soviets but the provinces of Macedonia and Kosovo are on the verge of open revolt despite Belgrade’s oppression, and Albania is striving to be neutral but is riddled with organized crime. UNPROFOR is a large force but dispersed across the two countries and set up for stabilization, not warfighting, also several of the 40-odd countries making up its force of over 30,000 troops want no part in this war – and many others want their troops back. NATO’s Operation Deny Flight and Sharp Guard, the air and sea blockade of the Balkans, are still in place but their responsibilities and resources have fallen under your control.

For the past 72 hours your Area of Operation (AO) has been quiet – disturbingly quiet! The WP has not violated UNPROFOR airspace while the tempest of war goes on to the north, south and east, apparently content to hold down NATO forces while conserving their own. NATO on the other hand, not anxious to engage on another front at a disadvantage has been content to hold back and wait, it's pulled back its Operation DENY FLIGHT forces to hold over the Adriatic in a desire not to provoke a reaction, while naval forces maintain anti-smuggling patrols. A phony war akin to the winter of 1939/1940 in France has developed. Although this may sound like a good thing – you’ve watched as forces flowed through and around your command without any real reinforcement being assigned to you – from your perspective that is not good. There are some indications that the Soviets don’t trust their fraternal brothers in Romania and Hungary to do any heavy lifting.

That situation however is about to change. Just over 20 hours ago the small container ship MV Hansa Carrier enroute to Split experienced an explosion reported as a possible mine incident in Splitska Vrata Channel. She was carrying sundry goods for Croatian consumption but also many containers specifically to supply UNPROFOR forces. SHAPE (Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe) has directed Naples (AFSOUTH – Allied Forces Southern Europe) to conduct strikes into Hungary primarily to distract WP efforts in Germany; but also to exert pressure to deter WP operations supporting Syria and the Bosporus area, and finally to cover SNMCMG2’s (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2) operation to rescue the Hansa Carrier.

You’re going to have a busy evening!
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 22, 2019, 04:45:52 PM
99.3 County FM did a really great interview with Bart over the weekend. Check it out!

http://northernfury.us/assets/audio/993interview_gauvin.mp3 (http://northernfury.us/assets/audio/993interview_gauvin.mp3)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 25, 2019, 05:50:16 AM
"Gauvin and Radunzel have managed something I thought impossible: they have reinvigorated the Third World War thriller"

Check out the great review of Northern Fury: H-Hour from Sea Lion Press:

https://www.sealionpress.co.uk/post/review-northern-fury-h-hour-by-bart-gauvin-and-joel-radunzel-published-by-ursus-rising (https://www.sealionpress.co.uk/post/review-northern-fury-h-hour-by-bart-gauvin-and-joel-radunzel-published-by-ursus-rising)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on August 01, 2019, 12:15:11 PM
If you've been on the fence about whether to purchase Northern Fury: H-Hour, now is the time to go for it! The Kindle version of the book is available for a limited time at a discounted price. Pull the trigger!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7BVQ31?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7BVQ31?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 30, 2019, 12:53:11 PM
Hey all, we've got another sale for Northern Fury: H-Hour going on. Hop on over to Amazon and check it out!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7BVQ31?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R7BVQ31?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420)

The book is also now available in hardback for those of you with more classical tastes  :)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 03, 2019, 07:26:28 PM
New blog is up detailing the forces arrayed against NATO in the far north in our story. Check it out!

http://northernfury.us/blog/post23/ (http://northernfury.us/blog/post23/)

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Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on February 22, 2020, 06:53:44 PM
Hey all, sorry I've been absent for a while. It's been a busy time of redeploying from Europe and reintegrating with the family, all good!

We've got a new blog post up, a companion post for Bart's CMO scenario Mediterranean Fury 1: The Road to Byzantium. Check it out!

http://northernfury.us/blog/post24/ (http://northernfury.us/blog/post24/)

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Also, we've got big news about the audiobook version of Northern Fury: H-Hour coming soon!

Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Destraex on February 22, 2020, 07:05:51 PM
Sounds interesting. Where does one get an audiobook? Itunes or audible?
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on February 22, 2020, 07:55:28 PM
@Destraex, it will be available on both sites.
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Destraex on February 24, 2020, 08:58:16 PM
sweet thx
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 14, 2020, 08:32:07 PM
New blog post up: the logistics of missiles for the US Navy in the Northern Fury timeline. Check it out!

http://northernfury.us/blog/post25/ (http://northernfury.us/blog/post25/)

(http://northernfury.us/assets/images/blog/post25/image5.jpg)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 22, 2020, 01:01:49 PM
We’re excited to announce that Northern Fury: H-Hour is now available as an audiobook from Audible.com and Amazon, narrated by the talented Arthur Morton!

https://www.audible.com/pd/Northern-Fury-H-Hour-Audiobook/B087C9824B?qid=1587578401&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=Y8W8F2C3AQWZGBKCFWME (https://www.audible.com/pd/Northern-Fury-H-Hour-Audiobook/B087C9824B?qid=1587578401&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=Y8W8F2C3AQWZGBKCFWME)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733838503?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860  (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733838503?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860)

Northern Fury is the story of a Cold War gone hot, told through the eyes of the people who lived and fought it.

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If you’re considering becoming an Audible.com member, use the below link below to get a two-month free trial along with your purchase of Northern Fury: H-Hour:

https://www.audible.com/pd/B087C9824B/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-192718&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_192718_rh_us  (https://www.audible.com/pd/B087C9824B/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-192718&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_192718_rh_us)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 02, 2020, 09:04:20 AM
Northern Fury: H-Hour has been out for one year! We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of our readers (and now listeners). To celebrate, we’re offering a limited time deal on the book: from now until May 6, grab a copy of Northern Fury: H-Hour for just $1.99!

Check out the deal at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733838503?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733838503?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860)
Title: Re: Announcing Northern Fury: H-Hour - a novel of WWIII
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 05, 2020, 07:27:30 AM
We're excited to announce a Noerthern Fury novella, The Nordkapp Affair!

This is a side story about the Norwegian Coast Guard cutter Nordkapp - you may remember her from Northern Fury scenario #1: H-Hour, and if you've played NF #33: Into the Night, you would have met her again.

During our main story line she received a couple of mentions in H-Hour and will show up again in the later books, but only briefly.

We hope to have several of these Novellas to fill in gaps and side stories over the next few years.

Check out the cover:

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