Cardboard Wars

War is the continuation of politics by other means

Lost Victories: The Battle of Stalingrad; Jan I, 1943 (Axis)

It has been well over a year since anything was posted about this game. Several things have contributed to this, but the battle has raged on. Slowly, but it has raged on. Now I have to try to sort through the turns and remember what happened.

The German Sixth Army has been swept from Stalingrad, and the Soviets are starting to squeeze the pocket. In the north, parts of the Soviet line were starting to give under German pressure, but the Soviets poured reinforcements into the line to shore up the front lines.

In the end, the Soviets continue to put pressure on the Axis. The line in the northern sector is cracking. The south is completely vulnerable if the Soviets can reduce the Stalingrad pocket quickly. Read more…


Der Weltkrieg: The Battle of Tannenberg, September Turn 3 (September 9-12, 1914) and Post-Game

The Germans are now caught in the vice they so desperately wanted to avoid. Centered around Allenstein, the Russian First Army is pushing from the north, and the Russian Second Army is pushing from the south. Read more…

Der Weltkrieg: The Battle of Tannenberg September Turn 2 (September 5 – 8, 1914)

Two-fer today!

From this turn forward, the Germans no longer receive any reinforcements. The Russians still have the 10th Army HQ and three reserve/replacement divisions on deck.

As I stated in my last post, the Germans are in trouble. I simply took too long in destroying the Russian 2nd Army, and never destroyed it. Read more…

Der Weltkrieg: The Battle of Tannenberg: September 1 Turn (September 1-4, 1914)

When I last left off, the Russian First Army was bearing down on Königberg (a city that, like Warsaw, can’t be captured in this game), bringing more firepower to bear as they begin to turn south through the Insterburg Gap in an attempt to squeeze the German Eighth Army in a vice. Read more…

The Need to Make up Lost Time

Well, crap. I got pulled away from this game, and while I knew it had been awhile since I had continued it, I did not realize it has been almost 6 months. Read more…

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