This campaign book is designed to help wargamers recreate the incredible battles between the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army for control of the region between the Don and Volga rivers - ultimately centering on the city of Stalingrad.
This six-month battle saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war, with each side losing hundreds of thousands of men and culminating in the encirclement and eventual destruction of the German Sixth Army.
While this book provides a historical overview of the Stalingrad Campaign, its primary purpose is to provide new scenarios, rules, and inspiration to help wargamers bring this intense battle to life on the tabletop.
This book covers the southern region of the Eastern Front from August 1942 to February 1943 including:
- The opposed crossing of the Don
- The rush of German mobile divisions to the Volga
- Soviet counterattacks on the German cordon of Stalingrad
- The struggle for control of the city of Stalingrad
- Operation Uranus and the subsequent encirclement of the German 6th Army
- Operation Winter Tempest: Manstein's attempt to breach the Sixth Army's encirclement
- The final annihilation of the Sixth Army