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Barbarossa - Army Group South, 1941

Condition: EX/NM
Condition Note: unpunched
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Condition: VG+/NM
Condition Note: unpunched
Our Price: $90.00

Barbarossa - Army Group South, 1941
Category: War Games
Sub Category: Popular War Games
Product Line: East Front Series
Author: Vance von Borries
Publish Year: 1996
Dimensions: 9x12x2"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148766912
Mfg. part #: GMT9604
Type: Boxed Game
Age Range: 12 Years and Up
# Players: 1 - 4 Players
Game Length: 240 Minutes

Barbarossa - Army Group South, 1941


June 1941 -- the German juggernaut rolls over the Soviet Army. As the tally of encirclements and surrenders mounts, the German advance appears unstoppable to Hitler and many others. However, the officers and men at the front are beginning to have serious misgivings -- not in themselves, but in the pre-war intelligence estimates that they had received. They had not been prepared to encounter hundreds of KV-1's and T-34's, tanks far superior to anything they possessed. For the moment, German tactics provided the margin of victory over better material, but the Russians were proving to be quick learners. Worse yet, by western European standards, Russian losses had been so staggering that there should have been no army left to fight. Not so. There seemed to be no end to these tenacious Russian defenders. As the German forces continued their eastward advance, more and more soldiers began asking, "What have we gotten ourselves into?"

Kiev, the first major German objective in the south, did not fall on schedule. In fact, Soviet resistance was so fierce that it required diverting Guderian's Panzer Group away from the advance on Moscow. Kiev fell in one of the greatest encirclements of the Second World War, but the German advance on Moscow was delayed for several critical weeks. Quite possibly the delay at Kiev might have cost the German forces victory in the battle for Moscow.