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Against the Odds Magazine is remembering their wonderful relationship with John Prados (11 game designs!) by celebrating “JOHN-uary,” featuring Prados games and giving away some with purchases, for the whole month of January.
The Perry Moore design looks hard at this defiant siege (the city held out AFTER Berlin fell!). With over 300 counters and a 22" x 34" map scaled at about 650 yards per hex, a game turn represents one week. The game captures the flavor of planned, grand assaults quickly degenerating into gritty, street-level fighting, with players alternating conducting operations during the turn. Skillfully positioned reserves and sharp counterattacks can blunt massive thrusts, but at possibly a too frightfully high rate of casualties. Folks are liking the large hex size too! [Forum]
this episode features a deep dive into Mike Rinella's Stalingrad: Verdun on the Volga