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#49 w/Operation Gertrud - The German Invasion of Turkey

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#49 w/Operation Gertrud - The German Invasion of Turkey
Category: War Games
Sub Category: War Game Magazines
Author: Kyle Lockwood
Publish Year: 2016
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.5"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148415567
Mfg. part #: DCGWW49
Type: Magazine


Turkey remained neutral until the end of World War II by adroitly playing off the Axis and Allied Powers. They, in turn, wooed the Turks with economic and military incentives to join their respective coalitions.

The map area portrays the Leningrad region of the Soviet Union, encompassing about 600 miles from east to west; each hexagon is about 12.5 miles. The various game pieces represent the historic combat units, as well as all necessary chits to facilitate game play. Soviet combat units are primarily divisions, the German units are divisions and Kampfgruppen and are color-coded by nationality and command affiliation. Combat units may represent from 2,000 to 14,000 men, and 50-400 armored vehicles.

Components: One 22" x 34" map & 228 counters.

Other Articles:

  • Luftwaffe Airlift Capability, 1939-1945: The Luftwaffe's airlift capability emerged almost by accident. Adapting to the conflict, Germany transitioned a portion of its bomber fleet to support airlift operations. The high-point of airlift operations occurred during the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad.
  • The Campaign in the Southern Philippines in World War II: Senseless campaigns seem to be part of most war, and World War II was no different. Determined to fulfill his promise of return, Gen. MacArthur embarked on a campaign to capture the southern Philippine Islands. Since then, many have questioned the necessity of the operation.
  • Starvation Winter - Siege of Leningrad: The Siege of Leningrad was one of the most destructive sieges in military history. With millions trapped in the city, the German onslaught and brutal Russian winter would take the lives of over 700,000 people in 1941.