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Barbarossa - Army Group South, 1941

By: GMT Games

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: East Front Series

(unpunched)

Product Info

Title
Barbarossa - Army Group South, 1941
Publisher
Product Line
Category
Sub-category
Author
Vance von Borries
Publish Year
1996
Dimensions
9x12x2"
NKG Part #
2148104100
MFG. Part #
GMT9604
Type
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
1 - 4 Players
Game Length
240 Minutes

Description

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.

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