Battlefront posts Barbarossa Design Notes

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 9th, 2014
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Battlefront has posted up the design notes for their Barbarossa book for Flames of War.

Barbarossa

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From the article:

Operation Barbarossa began a struggle of epic proportions that would result in four years of bitter fighting between the Germans and Soviets. It all began in the early hours of 22 June 1941 with a German surprise attack across the border of the Soviet Union with three army groups and 3.8 million Axis soldiers.

The Germans soon found many of the Red Army units they faced wanting, but other units held out with grim determination, fighting off the Germans until they were surrounded. However, the Germans were to encounter some nasty surprises against the Soviet mechanised corps’ counterattacks, facing new heavily armoured Soviet T-34 and KV tanks.

Red Army counterattacks, stubbornly resisting pockets, and the autumn rains, followed by freezing weather, delayed the German thrust towards Moscow. The freezing conditions played into the Red Army’s hands, and they launched a counter-offensive that would push back the Germans back from Moscow!

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  • Dr.Falkenhayn

    feels like they’re making a Book for every single Day of ww2

    • puster

      That comment would have been fine after the five books for Normandy, or the two each for Arnheim and the Bulge – but if there is ONE operation (or campaign) in the whole war that deserves a single book, its Barbarossa.

  • Sisyphus

    Tank Park…