Ost Front Pack 3: Operation Barbarossa

Published by: Lone Canuck Publishing. March 2016
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Introduction:

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, 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.
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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
OF 13: Clash of Armour04 6.25Korbyn, RussiaETOGermanRussian7.2 hrs100% German22%
OF 14: Decision at Dubno06 6.00Dubno, RussiaETORussianGerman5.7 hrs67% Russian33%
OF 15: Stop That Train02 6.00Demidov, RussiaETOGermanRussian15 hrs100% Russian11%
OF 16: Crossing the Duna02 5.00Vitebsk, RussiaETORussianGerman5.4 hrs100% German11%
OF 17: Murai State Farm02 6.50Murai State Farm, RussiaETOGermanRussian4.8 hrs100% Russian11%
OF 18: Red Crossroads02 6.50Senno, RussiaETORussianGerman5.7 hrs100% Russian11%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 5.7hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.04

Total playing time: 43.8hrs

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