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#1201_01 Naro-Fominsk : 4th Armee's Last Throw of the Dice (HTH) - PzC 21 Moscow 42

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#1201_01 Naro-Fominsk : 4th Armee's Last Throw of the Dice (HTH)

By David Freer
Axis 2 - 1 - 6 Russia
Rating: 7.67 (7)
Games Played: 9
SM: 4
Turns: 32
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Russia

Naro-Fominsk - Dec 1st to Dec 4th, 1941. By the end of November 1941, the three Panzergruppe (2nd, 3rd & 4th) from Armee Gruppe Mitte were slowly flanking the northern and southern approaches to Moscow. In the meantime Von Kluge's 4th Armee had sat impassively, less than 65 kms from Moscow since October, having played little part in the final push to capture the capital. After strong cajoling from both his commander Von Bock and the other Army commanders, Von Kluge had 4th Armee launch its final assault for the year. With his troops well supplied and rested (in comparison to the other German armies), Von Kluges troops broke through the Soviet prepared positions quickly and pushed up the highway towards Moscow. Zhukov threw some of his last reserves in to check the German's and the ever cautious von Kluge quickly pulled back from his gains of three days to his original fortified line. (Size, Medium) This is an interesting HTH scenario. It will be a challenging defence and withdrawal for the Soviet player. The German player's troops are released over the first two days and it will take time to get the full weight of Von Kluge's forces into play. Once through the Soviet front line, the German mobile forces need to move quickly up the major highways before the bulk of Zhukov's reserves are released.

Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Oldman's ProfileOldman Well Balanced 5
Uncle Dude's ProfileUncle Dude Well Balanced 5
philm's Profilephilm Moderately Pro Russia 8
philm's Profilephilm Well Balanced 8
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Moderately Pro Russia 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Russia viemacs101's Profile viemacs101 vs. Liebchen Liebchen's Profile Axis Russia Major Victory 72 8
Axis fastphil's Profile fastphil vs. crispin crispin's Profile Russia Axis Minor Victory 56 24
Russia Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. Barbarrossa. Barbarrossa.'s Profile Axis Draw 40 40
Russia Barbarrossa.'s Profile Barbarrossa. vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Axis Russia Major Victory 72 8
Russia philm's Profile philm vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Axis Russia Major Victory 72 8
Oldman
Major
Oldman Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:31 pm
WWI on the Eastern Front. The German can/will break through but too late.
philm
Corporal
philm Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:52 pm
recommend as a HTH
Barbarrossa.
Major
Barbarrossa. Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 pm
A blizzard hampered the German attack
Barbarrossa.
Major
Barbarrossa. Frid Feb 23, 2018 6:36 pm
movement off the main roads is one hex a time