This six-scenario pack revolves around opening battles of Operation BARBAROSSA, and is compatible with MMP's ASL™ System and modifiable to be used with other miniature Wargaming systems.
Unternehmen Barbarossa (Operation Barbarossa), the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during the Second World War. The attack started at 03.15 hours, Sunday, 22 June 1941, with Germany and her allies crossing the 3,000 kilometre (1,800 mile) Soviet Union border with 3.5 million soldiers, 3,580 tanks, 7,184 artillery guns, 1,830 aircraft, and 750,000 horses.
After a decade of Stalin's purges, the Soviet Union was unprepared for the onslaught that came in June. Stalin refused to believe the reports of a mounting invasion being prepared by the Germans, and so his armies and air force on the frontier were caught by surprise.
As in their earlier victories in France and the Low Countries the previous year, the Luftwaffe quickly gained air superiority, and helped panzer and motorized infantry spearheads punch holes through the Soviet front line. Barbarossa had three primary objectives – the Baltic states and Leningrad in the north, Moscow in the centre, and the economic resources of the Ukraine and southern Russia in the south.
OstFront 3 contains six ASL compatible scenarios
OstFront 3, is the third scenario pack focused on the war on the Eastern Front, during the Germans' launch of Operation Barbarossa. OstFront 3 features a unique variable Order of Battle with attachments based on historical availability and designed with replayablility in mind.
Base Force + Variable Attachment = Scenario Order of Battle
OF 13 Clash of Arms - 7½ turns, 22 June 1941, West of Korbyn, Russia
OF 14 Decision at Dubno - 7 turns, 27 June 1941, Dubno, Russia
OF 15 Stop that Train - 8 turns, 12 July 1941, Demidov, Russia
OF 16 Crossing the Duna - 8 turns, 6 July 1941, West of Vitebsk, Russia
OF 17 Murai State Farm - 7½ turns, 24 June 1941, Murai State Farm, near Rossine Russia
OF 18 Red Crossroads - 7½ turns, 6 July 1941, Senno Russia
OstFront 3 uses ASL Boards (4,16,18,19,43,57,66), ASLSK Boards (q,t,v,x), and overlays (O4,RR1,RR14,St1,St2,St3,Wd2,Wd5,X17,X23)