We played the No Retreat Barbarossa scenario already twice – with marginal German loss in initial attempt and then a decisive Wehrmacht defeat (despite occupied Moscow) in the second of our games. So we decided to move on, and now we have chosen Fall Blau as our next play-through. My opponent will be Konrad leading the German onslaught while I will command the defending Red Army.
Would Germans finally manage to win in that neat, only 4-turns engagement? Let us see in below photo report!
Legend to the pictures:
blue, solid line – front line at the beginning of the turn
blue, dashed line – German gains during the turn
red, dashed line – Soviet gains during the turn
arrows (blue and red) – respectively, Wehrmacht and Red Army directions of attack
TURN 7 (May-Jun 1942), dry weather
TURN 8 (Jul-Aug 1942), dry weather
TURN 9 (Sep-Oct 1942), dry weather
TURN 10 (Nov-Dec 1942), snow weather
A short but exciting scenario, in which – a-historically – Stalingrad has fallen. Still, the Germans did not manage to accumulate enough victory points to win the game. The buildup of Russian forces and there counter-attack could potentially be deadly for the Wehrmacht. Anyhow, we really enjoyed the game and will definitely continue with the No Retreat!