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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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January, 1942

January 1st, 1942

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Soviet

The fight North of the Kremlin continues. The German reinforcement are coming too late and the 160. I.D, with heavy losses, retake this part of the capital.

Failure to take the Kremlin back as the Stugs came into last minute reinforcement.

The German tanks in Noginsk has been finally destroyed. 4/7 of the capital now in Soviet hands.

Axis

Great charge of the I/21 of the 20. Panzer-Division, supported by two infantry regiments of the 25. Infanterie-Division (mot.) and the Luftwaffe. Once the Moscow sky has been cleaned up from VVS aircrafts, the Stukas, wave after wave, opened the road: one infantry and one cavalry division as long as the army's HQ have been surprised and destroyed, closing two main eastern entrances of the capital city. Then the fierce tankists continued their advance until the other railroad from Zagorsk, cutting the last supply source...

In the same time, the 162. I.D. launches an attack to take back the north part of the city previously lost and reconnect with the isolated airport defended by the 7. Panzer-Division.

The situation is Moscow is coming better, with the reinforcement coming in. A suburb across the Moskwa has been cleared. The 10. Panzer-Division retook Noginsk.

January 5th, 1942

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Soviet

Armies west and inside Moscow are now out of suplly and many break the ranks, especially in the city itself. In the meantime, a counter-attack of the horsemen of the 1st Guard Cavalry Division succeded to repoen the Zagorsk's door, liberating the 29th Army's HQ there.

At Noguinsk, the 1st and 3rd Shock Armies crushed a motorized infantry regiment and isolated another one in the city.

Axis

As the battle of Moscow slow down, in the South, Kolomna is taken by the 34. I.D. And 3. Panzer-Division, cutting the Soviet armies in two: no more railroad connect them.

January 8th, 1942

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Epic failures in counter-attacks, despite the fact that two German tank batalions has been destroyed.

Axis

Three important moves forward: Yakhroma is taken by the 2. and 7. Panzer-Divisionen, threatening the whole North front; Kolomna is relinked; the Germans fail to take Orekhovo Zvyeno, but the railroad to the city and to Yegor'yevsk are now cut and the Soviet will probably have to retreat.

January 12th, 1942

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Finally, after weeks of fierce resistance, the garrison of Sukhnichini surrendered.

The 1st and 3rd Shock armies are retreating. Same thing for the 29th.

Some emergency troops are gathering between Dubra and Kimry, to fill the opened gap on the Mocow-Ribisnkoye reservoir railroad.

Axis

The 2., 7. and 11. Panzer-Divisionen are running north: turning the back of the Soviet front around Klin, taking the city of Kimry and isolating the defenders in Dubra...

They fail to take Zagorsk, well defended.

January 15th, 1942

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Soviet

The situation turns bad. North of Moscow, the 20th Army find a hidden path through the deep woods and the Moscow Sea to receive supply and begin to retreat, while the German tanks are guarding the bridges nealy.

The 29th tries to counter-attack near Zagorsk but the attackets are all destroyed in an embuscade on the main road.

Axis

Not a drop of fuel in and around Moscow to refit the planes there. Some JG officers have rebeased their planes in far airbases to avoid to be trapped and we will have only those wise men available.

But from now the center of Moscow is linked by normal gauge railroads to Smolensk and Kursk!

The 10. Panzer-Division opened the road to Sobnka and reached the village, capturing big amounts of supplies. In the same time, the Stugs of the Panzerjger-Abteilungen 124 and 226 destroyed the 3rd Soviet Shock Army HQ and attacked by surprise the 1st one. But a miracle protected him!

North, the 2. Panzer-Division failed to close the door as the 19. Panzer-Division succeded hardly to cross the same river some kilometers west...

January 19th, 1942

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Double move! Hurrah!

The 19. Panzer-Division arrived in suburbs of Kalinin, destroying an HQ and cutting the Soviet retreating from Moscow.

The miracle of the 3rd Soviet Shock Army is not renewed and the Panzerjger-Abteilungen 124 and 226 captured lots of trucks in the rear of the enemy army.

Solotcha is almost surrounded...

Soviet

The main armies are surrounded and they will have difficulties to escape and rally... The end is really near...

Around Kalinin, the 31st Army, defending Rzhev comes to help and destroy the artillery of the German Panzer-Divisionen and take some position around the city.

At Mezinovskyi, the Soviet 1st Guards Gavalry, with the 1st Guard Tank Brigade and the help of the fresh 158th I.D. repulse the German Stugs in the woods, reopening the road.

January 22nd, 1942 Last turn

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