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1115_01s: Operation Typhoon - Campaign Game - PzC 14 Moscow '41

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1115_01s: Operation Typhoon - Campaign Game

By Gregory M. Smith
Axis 8 - 3 - 6 Russia
Rating: 7.58 (14)
Games Played: 17
SM: 10
Turns: 421
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Russia
Moscow area, Nov 15th 1941: The main historical campaign game for Operation Typhoon. On November 15, 1941, the German forces arrayed in front of the Russian capital kicked off what would be the last serious attempt to take Moscow. The operation was doomed to failure for a multitude of reasons, including the vicious weather, large amounts of fresh Russian troops, and friction of fighting at the end of a 2000 kilometer supply line. Still, the Germans came incredibly close to Moscow itself before the Russian counterattack pushed them back. [Size, large]
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Engelbrekt's ProfileEngelbrekt Slightly Pro Russia 6
Cactus's ProfileCactus Well Balanced 8
Marquo's ProfileMarquo Moderately Pro Russia 7
SteveUK's ProfileSteveUK Well Balanced 7
Stephen's ProfileStephen Well Balanced 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis fabiominatti's Profile fabiominatti vs. onesixthsoldier onesixthsoldier's Profile Russia Axis Major Victory 180 20
Axis Saper2's Profile Saper2 vs. philm philm's Profile Russia Axis Major Victory 180 20
Russia Oldman's Profile Oldman vs. crazyivan crazyivan's Profile Axis Russia Minor Victory 140 60
Russia Caseblue's Profile Caseblue vs. Sch Sch's Profile Axis Russia Minor Victory 140 60
Axis Marquo's Profile Marquo vs. typhoon typhoon's Profile Russia Axis Major Victory 180 20
Agreed on a draw due to technical problems after some 25 turns. Our game was opened by a long strategic pause which enabled the Germans to recover losses and fatigue. A wise decision but it also makes it possible for the Russians to entrench, blow bridges, lay minefields and bring up more supply (using Exp supply). Also the time before the Frozen weather was lost with due consecuences.
Russian partisans can be used to great effect behind enemy lines by blowing up railroads and spot for airstrikes.
I think it will be a challenge for the Axis to win. I declared this game as a forfeit vicroty.
Blitz Shadow Player
The Russian fixed units on the northern front should release much earlier. They are too vulnerable with their backs so close to the map edge.
Oldman Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:18 pm
421 turns and missed a major Soviet victory by 300 points. Leg infantry can't run down fleeing mobile troops. Lots of fun and lots of close calls for the Soviet player. The German needed a fresh reserve division many times for victory but it never existed.