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Black Swan #72 - Balck Friday

By: Against the Odds

Type: Ziplock

Product Line: War Games (Against the Odds)

MSRP old price: $20.00

Product Info

Black Swan #72 - Balck Friday
Publish Year
NKG Part #
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 Players
Game Length
30 - 60 Minutes


German General Hermann Balck. In the winter of 1942, his crack 11th Panzer Division fought an amazing series of battles along the Chir River in response to the Soviet surprise attacks that surrounded Stalingrad. It has been called one of the finest divisional actions of all time.

Bottom line, as single Panzer division, fighting one day after another (frequently after overnight marches) pretty much destroyed an entire Soviet tank army. And more.

But it's a virtually unknown story, as the disaster of Stalingrad and Manstein's relief effort (our own Wintergewitter game) get all the headlines. It may be hard to imagine, but minus Balck's extraordinary fire-brigade work, Stalingrad would have been much, much worse!

Barely two weeks later, on Christmas Day (a Friday) Balck and his units were called upon once again. They HAD to stop a Soviet probe deep behind the porous German lines aimed at knocking out the airfield at Tatsinkaya supplying the Stalingrad Pocket. This game spotlights Balckā€™s remarkable efforts.

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