Battle for Stalingrad Virtual Staff Ride

Stalingrad Virtual Staff Ride Introduction

Stalingrad VSR Introduction

Stalingrad VSR Introduction

This file provides an overview of the virtual staff ride, what products comprise the virtual staff ride, how to download the products, and how they are used to conduct a virtual staff ride (VSR). The Exportable VSR contains all the elements of a ‘ground’ staff ride, but with the terrain being presented with a computer in a classroom environment.

Download the VSR Introduction
(.pdf file ‹1MB)

Virtual Battlespace 3 Instructions

Virtual Battlespace 3 Instructions

The Stalingrad VSR runs off the Army’s games-for-training platform, VBS3. Only a government employee on a CAC enabled computer can download the program. Attached are step-by-step instructions on how to access the Army’s Milgaming site and how to complete the necessary steps to download VBS3. Also included are instructions on how to download the Stalingrad terrain and model files from the Milgaming VBS repository for upload into VBS3.

Download the VSR Tech Notes
(.pdf file 3MB)

Preliminary Study Materials

Preliminary Study Materials

These materials help prepare staff ride participants for their virtual visit to the campaign area. At a minimum, participants should read the book excerpts. A bibliography of sources will assist those who want to research the battle further. Character packets are included for those organizations who wish to role play prominent commanders on the German and Soviet sides.

Download the Read Aheads
(.zip file 6MB)

Download the Character Packets
(.zip file 6MB)

Field Phase and Integration Phase Materials

Field Phase and Integration Phase Materials

These resources are for the staff ride facilitator or instructor. The notes are the materials the instructor uses to tie the terrain, the historical narrative, and the visual aids together. The visual aids help keep the participants oriented to the virtual terrain and to the historical context of the operation.

Download the Instructor Notes
(.zip file 2MB)

Download the Visual Aids
(.zip file 51MB)