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WW II Russian Front Games

If you are writing about GMT's Eastern Front Series, check out that Group. This is for all the other games on the topic--strategic, operational, and tactical!

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WW II Russian Front Strategic Games 45 Replies

Started by Eric Walters. Last reply by Ilya Kudryashov Sep 12, 2012.

Eastern Front Games in the New Line of Departure

Started by Jim Werbaneth Feb 25, 2012.

FURY IN THE EAST by MMP/IGS 2 Replies

Started by Eric Walters. Last reply by Bill Jan 30, 2011.

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Comment by Don Clarke on March 14, 2014 at 10:38am

Hi Chuck, thanks for the query. The answer is absolutely yes. I do this using a simple 'strategic supply' point (SSP) mechanic. You can only launch attacks during offensive rounds, and each offensive round costs 1 SSP. Offensive rounds must alternate with defensive rounds, representing the rest and refit periods between periods of intensive combat operations. The Axis get 4 SSPs in summer '41, somewhat less thereafter, but sufficient to reach and quite possibly take those intermediate objectives you mention (if we agree the Arkangelsk-Astrakhan line to be the ultimate objective) before the end of 1941. The Soviet ability to strike back comes in the form of reinforcements and replacements, and the steady decline in Axis quality and lack of SSPs, as the war goes on. These are likely to be telling even if Leningrad, Moscow, and Rostov/Stalingrad all fall, provided the Soviets manage to evacuate the majority of the industry located there and maintain their supply of Lend-Lease materials. This is a major assumption, for sure, but I think it's historically justifiable, or at least arguable.

Comment by Don Clarke on March 14, 2014 at 9:13am

Hi all. I have a corps/army level game at the working prototype stage, at least on Vassal, and thought you guys might be interested in seeing an introductory Youtube video. Let me know if you have any interest or constructive comments. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1qQWT9RWpA

Comment by Chip Henriss on April 1, 2013 at 10:59pm

I'm looking for a strategy guide or just an article on strategy for The Russian Campaign. Anyone...Beuhler?

Comment by Skip Franklin on June 24, 2012 at 4:16am

Thanks Bill. I haven't had that game for a long time.

Comment by Bill on June 23, 2012 at 11:23pm

That counter is from Panzerkrieg

Comment by Skip Franklin on June 23, 2012 at 11:12pm

Eric asked on post #1 what my favorite East Front game is.

GMT's East Front Series.

Comment by Skip Franklin on June 23, 2012 at 11:10pm

Does anybody recognize this counter? I found it on my headboard. I don't wargame in bed.

Comment by Bill on March 29, 2012 at 3:02pm

In ToS combat is part of movement. There is no movement or combat phases, just an Operations phase which combines both. The non phasing player can use HQs to attempt to react when an attack is initiated. Its very fluid and its quite playable.

Comment by Mark Humphries on February 24, 2012 at 1:58am

Just got a custom frame made for Trial of Strength, extra incentive for me to revisit the game.

Comment by Steve Arthur on January 27, 2012 at 5:44pm

Very good..pray continue..

 

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