Wargames To Go 19 - Operation Barbarossa
- Mark JohnsonUnited States
CaliforniaThat's a Palm Pilot on the left, and a pink iPod mini on the right. Yes, I've been doing BGTG that long!http://www.WargamesToGo.com
As always, I keep a geeklist to organize the games I plan to play (or sometimes merely mention) for my next Wargames To Go podcast. Comments & suggestions from listeners and everyone else are welcome!Recommend
I've wanted to dive into the WW2 Eastern Front topic for a long time. It's arguably the most significant part of the most significant war in human history, yet I didn't know much about it. A true wargaming blind spot!
It's such an enormous subject, however, that it took me a while to figure out how to go about it. Obviously, it's impossible to understand the eastern front by playing a half-dozen games. Military historians can spend a lifetime researching this vast conflict. After being lost for a while, I eventually settled in on something manageable for me. It's really Operation Barbarossa that I'm trying to focus on--the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union.
As you'll see below I break that focus a little bit. Depending on the title, games sometimes stretch into the Soviet counter-offensive, Case Blue, or even the entire theater culminating in the taking of Berlin. It's rare for a game that I'd like to play covers so much ground, however. After all, I'm still trying to stick to games that can be played on a weeknight.
- [+] Dice rolls