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OCS Case Blue - 7.1 Operation Typhoon Campaign Start I

Game OCS Case Blue
Scenario 7.1 Operation Typhoon Campaign Start I
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December, 1941

December 1st, 1941

Meteo

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Axis

Drop in the supply and railroad capacity... The organic trucks are running back and forth to replace the trains ans the offensive is almost stopped everywere. The winter will be long...

Soviet

Small victorious counter-attacks on the frozen Oka river leaded by the 9th Guard, 87th and 239th Divisions: the little village of Kashina is taken, a batalion of German tanks destroyed and the infantry is routed!

The column from Sukhninichi is still retreating! In good order! They still receive supply while marching East.

The garrison in the same town is still there too, shrinking as the aerial supllies as been repulsed by the Luftwaffe!

December 5th, 1941

Meteo

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Light freeze Light mud Normal

Soviet

Consolidation everywhere.

Axis

Successful breakthrough by the Panzergruppe 3: the 11. and 7. Panzer-Divisionen destroyed the Russian 30th Army HQ and take the town and airbase of Istra. In the same time, the 78. Infanterie-Division, with the help of the Das Reich SS Fhrer Regiment, destroyed the defenses facing the village of Grokhovo, cutting the Soviet around Ruza from their supplies.

December 8th, 1941

Meteo

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Axis

Double move but the motors are frozen... It's time to cross the Oka.

The offensive of the Panzergruppe 3 cannot go further due to lack of trucks and wagons to establish a supply route. But the south side of the pince is still moving: along the main road to Moscow, the LVII. Panzerkorps opens a path to pursue of the 1. Panzer-Division. Their tanks go to Polotsk and cut the Soviet defences at Serpukov on the Oka, attacked by the XXIV. Panzerkorps.

Soviet

Counter-attack, failed, against Istra. Heavy losses on both sides.

Successfull counter-attack at Podolsk.

December 12th, 1941

Meteo

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Axis

Great victory in front of the capital city: the 7. Panzer-Division was able to join the vanguard in Istra.

But the most important is the troops of the XXIV. Panzerkorps, coming from Serpukhov and the troops of the LVII., joining near Podolsk, once more taken.

Domodedovo is taken by the 20. Panzer-Division.

Soviet

Successfull retake of Domodedovo and break of the encirclement near Podolsk. The link is reestablished with the defenders of the Oka river.

December 15th, 1941

Meteo

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Axis

Nothing to say except that the 10. Infanterie-Division (mot.) completed the encirclement of the Russians retreating from Malojaroslavets.

Soviet

Some new fortifications installed, some arty ready to fire in reserve...

December 19th, 1941

Meteo

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Axis

The 20. Panzer-Division makes a hole in the Russian lines, with difficulties, retake Domodedovo and launch his Panzers to the river of the Moscowa, well defended by the worker alert units.

Soviet

The south suburb of Moscow and Domodedovo have been retaken, encircling the 20. Panzer-Division.

December 22nd, 1941

Meteo

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Axis

Moscow is fallen!! The 110th Infanterie (mot.) Rgmt, at night, found a way to take by the surprise the fortified line west of Moscow. Quickly, the 6. I.D. advanced in the hole followed by the 78. I.D. who took the airport. Then the Fhrer Regiment of the SS Das Reich entered the capital city and quickly crossed it on the empty roads to deploy at the arrival of the railroad from east.

Once the road has been recognized, the 7. Panzer-Division entered the city to secure the other entries. Once, the assault has been launched against the Kremlin to take the HQ and the Soviet governement. Stalin is still missing...

90% of the city is in German hands, as well as the three air bases!

Soviet

Attempts to retake Moscow. The 61th Army's HQ is quickly mobilised and establish his bases in the east suburbs of the capital city.

A first attack fails againt the Kremlin: all the Soviet troops are destroyed as soon they are maneuvering of the Red Square.

The 358th Division repulses the SS and retake part of the city in south-east.

December 26th, 1941

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Soviet

The people of Russia cannot accept to see their capital city invaded by the Nazis. From the south-west suburbs, a first counter-attack retakes the west airport. From the Lyubertsy road, the 354th Division fall on the SS and clean the streets, opening the way to 74th Marine brigade attacking at night the German tanks deployed around the Kremlin, but in vain. 3/7 of Moscow is back in Soviet hands.

Axis

The battle for Moscow continues. The road to supply the capital city is wide open and the troops are happy to see the first ammo trucks.

December 29th, 1941 Last turn

Meteo

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Axis

Slow and bloody progression of the Germans into Moscow. The south railroad link is cut by the 20. Panzer-Division, as the 25. Infanterie-Division (mot.) and 10. Infanterie-Division (mot.) repulse the Soviets from the south suburbs.

Soviet

Furious fight North of the Kremlin. Under the pression of four Infantry Divisions, the tanks of the 7. Panzer-Division are crushed but the crews, mixed with an infantry regiment are keeping the streets with well placed MG-42.

Failed attempt to retake Noginsk.