The Russian Winter WW2

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The Russian Winter WW2

Post by nevermore » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:12 pm

The Russian Winter WW2

Quick game on the tabletop had a outcome and the Germans held out, the website now has 100s of period photos up in the gallery and can be viewed on the slode show ... sit back have a cup of tea and enjoy

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Will be at the Hammerhead 28th Feb show demo game of Fatehpur, July 1857, anybody want to chat or game the battle, i'm all open.

Hitler originally planned for the campaign against the Soviet Union to take six weeks. Although the Germans did initially make very fast progress, the farther into the USSR they traveled, the more things slowed down.

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In the meantime, summer turned to autumn, bringing a constant, miserable mix of rain and snow. During October, the roads turned to mud, effectively halting the German advance.

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By November, snow covered the ground, and temperatures were so cold that they interfered with the operation of equipment. German soldiers, still in summer uniforms, succumbed to frostbite and hypothermia in large numbers. Hitler nonetheless ordered them to continue.

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The winter gave the Soviet armies a new advantage, as they were far better prepared to fight under such conditions. Moreover, reinforcements from the Russian Far East arrived in large numbers, while the tanks and planes sent from Britain and the United States were finally entering combat.

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German intelligence was unaware of these reinforcements, leaving the German troops in for a nasty surprise.

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Re: The Russian Winter WW2

Post by Dropbear » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:11 am

Very nice - I wish more companies would make ski/winter troops and more people would make up some winter scenery as it makes a lovely change.

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Re: The Russian Winter WW2

Post by Chuckie » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:53 pm

Amazing. I have to agree that not enough is done for the winter periods where alot of the fighting took place.
Awesome work. Enjoyed every bit of it.

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