BARBAROSSA DELUXE: Germany's Assault on the Soviet Union, 1941-1945
Strategic-level, two-player 'mini-monster' wargame by Ty Bomba of intermediate complexity that covers the entire Russo-German War. Play may end sooner than the historic termination time, if the German player is able to do significantly better than his historic counterparts by advancing so quickly he causes the overall political, social, economic, and military collapse of the Soviet Union.
Likewise, if the Soviet player is able to carry out his strategic comeback more efficiently than did his historic counterparts during the second half of the real war, the game may again end earlier than it did historically.
Each extra-large hexagons on the on two-sheet map represents 55 miles. The large-size (5/8-inch) counters provide corps as primary units of maneuver for the Germans, while for the Soviets they're armies.
The full order of battle is easily the most complete ever published in any simulation at this level, including every corps, corps equivalent, army, army detachment, fortress command, Tiger battalion, cavalry mechanized group, and ad hoc large-size unit that took part.
Also includes air army and air fleet counters in the order of battle, as well as the entire Soviet arsenal of Breakthrough Artillery corps. Each full turn represents one to two months, depending on the time of year.
Six scenarios included: The Grand Campaign, 1941-45; The Road Back, 1942-45; Operations Blue & Kremlin, 1942; Operation Citadel, 1943; What If: Manstein's Gambit, 1943; and What If: 1942 (assuming the war didn't start until a year after its historic date). Both the multi-year scenarios can be played out in a long day of gaming, while the one-year scenarios can each be completed in under four hours.
Contents: Two 22x34-inch map, 352 die-cut counters, One full-color Rules booklet, 116-page campaign analysis (includes 20 maps)
Also includes: Barbarossa, S&T Press's first Special Interest Publication (SIP), is written by well-known military historian John Burtt. Presented in 116 pages is a chronologic textual and cartographic analysis of that terrible conflict's first half, from the day the Germans first crossed the border to the surrender of their Sixth Army in the Stalingrad pocket early in 1943. Includes over two dozen full-color and highly detailed maps, along with orders of battle and dozens of period photographs.
NEW-pb, available late November 2016 ......$65.00
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Updated as of 9/21/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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