On 22nd June 1941, Adolf Hitler unleashed the might of the German Army on Soviet Russia. After having kept Stalin in the dark of their intentions, the Germans achieved complete strategic surprise. In a few weeks the Wehrmacht won a series of stunning victories that brought the Red Army to its knees. Almost…
Operation Barbarossa picks up the battle shortly after the German attack. Teams will represent the top commanders and their staffs on both sides. With turns spanning several weeks, the teams will have to plan ahead through different phases of the campaign, but also deal with crises and opportunities on the battlefield. After all, this is the age of Blitzkrieg.
Will the Soviets be able to improvise a defense from the wreckage of the border battles? How much of their precious armaments industry can they move to the east in time? And will the German be able to achieve their objectives within their logistical limitations before the coming of winter?
Clash of Titans - Operation Barbarossa 1941 will take place on Saturday 26th of May in Activiteitencentrum Doddendaal in Nijmegen.
|Soviets||Germans and allies|
|Leningrad Military District||Army Group North|
|Baltic Military District||Army Group Centre|
|Western Military District||Army group South|
|Kiev Military District||Finnish High Command|
|Odessa Military District||Romanian High Command|
Army group teams: Commander, operations officer, communications officer
High Command: Chief of staff, air force commander, operations officer
Umpires: team liaison, map, high command/political, air
The game will involve a planning game for the German High Command team (OKH/OKW/OKL) in early May. Players enlisting for these roles are asked to reserve time in this period for a meeting and writing of the plan. We will make sure you have a clear idea of what is required in the plan.
Costs to participate in the game are 25€ for players and 12,50€ for umpires. You can enlist individually or as a group. To register, follow this link to Barbarossa. We will try to fit players to their preferences where possible.
For more information, contact megagamesnl on gmail (sorry for the anti-spam format).
This game was designed by Mukul Patel and played before on several occassions in the United Kingdom. We would like to thank Mukul for kindly allowing us to use his design.
A few links with more information about the historical background of Operation Barbarossa.
Megagames Nederland is made up of a couple of enthusiast who have been designing games and megagames for a long time. They were inspired by Jim Wallman who organised some of the first megagames in the UK. Megagames Nederland and Jim Wallman have previously organised three other games: Operation Market Garden in 1994 and 2004, Breakthrough 1940 in 2009 and De Bello Gallico in 2010.