Historical Overview: Germany and its Axis Allies embark on a blitzkrieg campaign to destroy the Soviet Union only to be stopped at the proverbial gates of Moscow. Three and a half more years of bloody combat will follow before the hammer & sickle flies over the Brandenburg Gate.
Scenario Overview: The Axis logistics and replacements are sufficient for only a short campaign. Failure to crush the Red Army before the end of summer will lead to a tough winter in 1941. Failure to derail the Soviet war economy in 1942 could lead to an unwinnable war of attrition. Provided it can survive the initial Axis onslaught, the Red Army should be able inflict significant damage on the invader in the Winter of 1941. In 1942 hard fighting will be needed to defend key objectives, but overwhelming resources of men and material will gradually turn the tide and carry the Red Army all the way to the Reichstag.