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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 10:50 p.m. PST

"The September 2014 issue of Armchair General® presented the Combat Decision Game "Battle of Cholm Pocket, 1942." This CDG placed readers in the role of German army Major General Theodor Scherer, commander of Kampfgruppe (Battle Group) Scherer, which was encircled by Soviet forces in the Russian city of Cholm, located about 400 kilometers south of Leningrad.

After the German offensive to capture Moscow had failed in December 1941, the Soviets launched a powerful counteroffensive along the north and center portions of the front that sent German forces reeling back. By late January 1942, the Soviet winter offensive had forced two huge westward-thrusting bulges in the German Army Group North sector. Kampfgruppe Scherer's 3,000 troops at Cholm were trapped within the larger bulge, a 160-kilometer-wide by 240-kilometer-deep area that also encompassed Demyansk (about 100 kilometers northeast of Cholm), where another 90,000 German combat troops were encircled…"
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Fred Cartwright27 Jan 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

Interesting battle. There a couple of good books on the subject. Although the Soviets had tanks they were mostly light T60's and possibly some British lend lease armour. I read one account where it suggested a 4.2cm Pak41 was airlifted in. Looking at pictures of it I reckon you could proxy it with the long barrel Russian 45mm AT gun.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.(smile)


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