Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42
Publisher/Brand: Multi-Man Publishing
Product Code: MMP-IGSLSM
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After the stunning initial success of Operation Barbarossa, the German armies closed in on the Soviet capital. Despite sustaining unprecedented casualties and loss of material resources, the Soviet Red Army continued to resist as the Germans approached Moscow. Then, as the weather transitioned from fall rains to the snowfall of winter, the spent German armies were halted just eight kilometers from the outskirts of Moscow. The Russian "General Winter" which had once defeated Napoleon’s invading army, now forced the Germans to retreat. They would never come so close again.
Last Stand: The Battle for Moscow 1941-42 is an operational-level game at the division/corps scale simulating operations from October 1941 to January 1942. Last Stand is designed for two players, one commanding the Soviet Red Army, the other the invading German forces. The game is divided into 10 game turns, each representing ten days, that follow a strict sequence of play. After the tenth game turn, the game ends and the winner is determined.
Last Stand features three scenarios of different lengths to give players options depending on how much time they have to play:
Scenario One — the Soviet Counterblow. This scenario covers only the great Soviet Counterattack that pushed the Germans to the brink of defeat in the late Winter 1942. Playing time is about 3-4 hours.
Scenario Two — The Germans Attack. This scenario covers the German attack to defeat the Soviets before winter comes. Playing time is about 5-6 hours.
Scenario Three — the Campaign Game. This scenario covers the entire offensive and the Soviet counterattack. Combining both scenario one and two together, this has a playing time of about 10 hours.
- One 34" x 22" map
- 560 counters
- 1 reinforcement chart
- 2 player aids
- 6-sided dice
- 10-sided dice