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vonMaxin
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Stalingrad Campaign Tue, 10 March 2015 17:53
I'm wondering if anyone has put together rules for a Stalingrad Campaign. I see there are 5 official Stalingrad scenarios (which I have access to):

Battle of Kalatch: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=5783
Mamayev Kurgan: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=5980
Pavlov-Hero of the Soviet Union: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=5979
Red Barricades Factory: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=1407
Paulus' Last Offensive: http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=1082 6

My friend and I are planning on playing the series of scenarios regardless, but we would love to be able to tack a "campaign" on to the end of the Barbarossa campaign in CB1.

Any thoughts or links would be appreciated!

[Updated on: Fri, 15 May 2015 15:34]

      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Tue, 10 March 2015 18:56
I made 2 years ago an integral WW2 Campaign, including a Fall Blau and Stalingrad Campaign. Feel free to play them! Campaign progression to be followed from the Allied/Soviet perspective. Let me know if they are any good! Razz

Campaign:
http://cdn.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/455417/_5380.p df
(pg. 8 and 9)

Scenario List:
http://cdn.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/455417/_5381.p df
(pg. 3)

[Updated on: Tue, 10 March 2015 18:57]

      
vonMaxin
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Tue, 10 March 2015 20:06
Nemesszili, these look fantastic! Exactly what I'm looking for. The other campaigns look great as well.

I'll let you know how it goes when we play them.

Thanks a bunch!
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Tue, 10 March 2015 23:53
@nemesszili

Just to let you know, me and the weekly-memoir-buddy picked up your ww2 campaign, because we needed something to get us going after the Barbarossa campaign. This Friday we get to fall blau.

As we always stick to 'our' sides (skipmeister always plays allies) it hasn't been an easy ride so far for him. I read the AAR and it has indeed progressing in difficulty for the Axis. Great choice of scenario's! Did you do this for all the campaigns?

We did insert 2 big scenarios for operation Taifun, as we wanted to play nach moskou, and added a breakthrough also.

Its our quest to play your campaign in the years to come. Great you put this up.If you have suggestions or questions feel free to pm.
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Fri, 20 March 2015 14:46
@vonMaxin

I'm glad you like it. Smile
Very curious how it plays out.

@Dree

I felt the need for a 'big picture' and I hope this grand-grand campaign fills this certain gap.

Yes, I handpicked all the scenarios. All of them are personal favorites.

Spicing things up with Breakthrough? Neat idea! Very Happy

No particular questions as of yet, but I'd be more than happy if you posted your own AAR on the forum. The second best thing next to playing is reading how others have fun with the game. Smile
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Sat, 11 April 2015 19:41
nemesszili: Love these campaigns, they look very interesting. Could you maybe provide a little explanation how the reserves and objectives work? I have never really tried campaigns like these.
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Mon, 13 April 2015 12:59
nemesszili wrote on Tue, 10 March 2015 15:26

I made 2 years ago an integral WW2 Campaign, including a Fall Blau and Stalingrad Campaign. Feel free to play them! Campaign progression to be followed from the Allied/Soviet perspective. Let me know if they are any good! Razz

Campaign:
http://cdn.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/455417/_5380.p df
(pg. 8 and 9)

Scenario List:
http://cdn.daysofwonder.com/uploads/userpages/455417/_5381.p df
(pg. 3)



Wow, this must have been a lot of work, thanks very much for your effort Smile
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Mon, 13 April 2015 19:01
@francaises_libres

Seems like you need to acquire Campaign Book 1 (I love this one!) or 2. I haven't been able to locate the rules on the page, but this help sheet might help clear up things:

http://cdn0.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/img/mm_cb1_suppleme ntal_1-1_en.pdf

Feel free to PM me if you have any further questions!

@Vlec

The truth is, it's not work when you enjoy it! As the saying goes: "choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life." Smile

I'd be very grateful if you could give some actual feedback on how they play out!
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Tue, 28 April 2015 00:06
Nemesszili,

I'm finally going to start the Stalingrad Campaign tomorrow night. Quick question regarding reserve rolls:

Should we use the reserve roll sheet from the Barbarossa Campaign in CB#1, or should we modify it at all?

Thanks a bunch, and I'll report back with the results!
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Wed, 29 April 2015 16:17
Well it was a disastrous first battle for the Germans (me) at Mamayev Kurgan. I was dealt a solid hand consisting mostly of tactics cards, and I foolishly opened with an Artillery Bombardment card, hoping to soften the infantry in the forest on the German left flank. By not advancing any troops, my German forces were horribly vulnerable to the Firefight card my Russian counterpart courageously played under the commissar chip. His firefight destroyed two infantry units, one of them being an engineer.

I won't bore everyone with the rest of the details. Final score: 8-1 Russians and they obviously held the hill and 3 objective points.

The only positive that came from the battle was that he wasted a reserve roll on a sniper that was never utilized.

Oh, and we used the Barbarossa Reserve roll sheet.
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Sun, 03 May 2015 16:45
vonMaxin wrote on Wed, 29 April 2015 17:17

Well it was a disastrous first battle for the Germans (me) at Mamayev Kurgan. I was dealt a solid hand consisting mostly of tactics cards, and I foolishly opened with an Artillery Bombardment card, hoping to soften the infantry in the forest on the German left flank. By not advancing any troops, my German forces were horribly vulnerable to the Firefight card my Russian counterpart courageously played under the commissar chip. His firefight destroyed two infantry units, one of them being an engineer.

I won't bore everyone with the rest of the details. Final score: 8-1 Russians and they obviously held the hill and 3 objective points.


Ugh, Lady Luck favored the Ruskies this time.

vonMaxin wrote on Wed, 29 April 2015 17:17

The only positive that came from the battle was that he wasted a reserve roll on a sniper that was never utilized.


http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/114/139/tumblr_lgedv2Vtt21qf4x93o1_40020110725-22047-38imqt.jpg

vonMaxin wrote on Wed, 29 April 2015 17:17

Oh, and we used the Barbarossa Reserve roll sheet.


That's OK, still fits the historical context.
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Thu, 07 May 2015 17:14
We played Pavlov-Hero of the Soviet Union the other night. The Russians rolled a sandbag and regular infantry for their reserve roll but passed on the infantry. I rolled a wild, so I placed an artillery in the center.

Fun battle. I had control most of the battle and avoided Pavlov at all costs. I used an Out of Ammo combat card on him and sent him back to the baseline and I took his house. The Russians played a Behind Enemy Lines and bought Pavlov back into the action and he retook his house.

I won 9-7, but more importantly, took three objectives (all on the German right flank).

But the defeat at Mamayev Kurgan still haunts the Germans. The campaign score is 18-11, Russians (including the objective track).

[Updated on: Fri, 15 May 2015 17:48]

      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign? Thu, 14 May 2015 02:36
Funny, our scores are totaly reversed compared to yours.

Pavlov was won by the Russians, with 9-2. This one will haunt me for a long time!
But lost on Mamayev Kurgan , with 4 - 8

Campaign score is 14- 6 in favor for the Russians.

I dont understand the Barage rules , written in french, found in Crossing the Volga... anybody can help me out?
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Fri, 15 May 2015 17:48
Played the Tractor Works last night. Tight battle; lots of fun. I (the Germans) pulled out a victory 6-5, and took one objective. The Russians used their last reserve token; the Germans still have one left for the final battle...

Campaign score: 24-17 Russians including objective track.

If Mamayev Kurgan wasn't a blowout, this campaign would be tremendously tight. All in all, we are having a blast with the campaign, and many thanks to nemesszili for putting this together.
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Fri, 15 May 2015 18:13
@Dree: Recon cards may be used as Barrage in the given section.
Just like in this scenario:
http://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/editor/view/?id=4909

@vonMaxin: I fear OKW won't give permission for withdrawal despite your heavy losses. It's a matter of prestige...
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Fri, 15 May 2015 22:52
nemesszili,

Just finished the Sevastopol campaign. Allies won a resounding victory 38-20! Will be posting AAR's for each battle shortly. Thanks for putting together all of these great campaigns. We will attempt to play them all especially Hungary. That one should keep us busy for a few weeks Smile
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Mon, 18 May 2015 01:29
Thanks, @Nemesszili! I tried the google translation. It looked like Every card could be used like barage. we try this one next friday.
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Wed, 27 May 2015 18:13
The campaign has ended. I (the Germans) faced a 7 point deficit and victory seemed unreachable...

That is, until the Red Barricade Factory battle last night in which the Germans won a resounding 10-4 victory, including 3 objective medals.

Total campaign score: 28-27, Germans!

I never had the lead until the very end.

Well, nemesszili, thanks for the campaign. It was well balanced, and the scenarios were a bunch of fun to play.

Next week: The Air Aces Campaign.
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Sat, 30 May 2015 03:11
We concluded the campaign just a few jours ago, we did not follow the campaign path but played all scenarios instead.

The Germans had the lead, in many scenarios, only problem was the score for Pavlov from fall Blau. We re-used the score (9-2 in favor for the allies). The end score so far is 33 - 30, netting 1 campaign point for the allies.

Over all, the early Russia campaign is 4 - 3 in favor for the axis. With only one campaign to go, the last scenarios will be the nail biter
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Sun, 31 May 2015 00:22
CoastStarlight wrote on Fri, 15 May 2015 23:52

nemesszili,

Just finished the Sevastopol campaign. Allies won a resounding victory 38-20! Will be posting AAR's for each battle shortly. Thanks for putting together all of these great campaigns. We will attempt to play them all especially Hungary. That one should keep us busy for a few weeks Smile


That's not a very balanced score, I fear! Sad Too many lopsided battles?

Can't wait to hear the reports! Hope you'll like your visit to Budapest in a T-34/85, comrade!

Dree wrote on Mon, 18 May 2015 02:29

Thanks, @Nemesszili! I tried the google translation. It looked like Every card could be used like barage. we try this one next friday.


That would make the Soviets way overpowered. I really think the author meant what I said in the previous post (Recon for each flank - also used Google Translate, btw).

vonMaxin wrote on Wed, 27 May 2015 19:13

The campaign has ended. I (the Germans) faced a 7 point deficit and victory seemed unreachable...

That is, until the Red Barricade Factory battle last night in which the Germans won a resounding 10-4 victory, including 3 objective medals.

Total campaign score: 28-27, Germans!

I never had the lead until the very end.

Well, nemesszili, thanks for the campaign. It was well balanced, and the scenarios were a bunch of fun to play.

Next week: The Air Aces Campaign.


The OKW called the battle for the Red Barricades the "miracle engagement". Paulus recommended you for the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords!

Seriously, I really like seeing such scores! Smile A well-deserved comeback after the Mamayev Kurgan. Congratulations to your opponent, well fought!

Dree wrote on Sat, 30 May 2015 04:11

We concluded the campaign just a few jours ago, we did not follow the campaign path but played all scenarios instead.

The Germans had the lead, in many scenarios, only problem was the score for Pavlov from fall Blau. We re-used the score (9-2 in favor for the allies). The end score so far is 33 - 30, netting 1 campaign point for the allies.

Over all, the early Russia campaign is 4 - 3 in favor for the axis. With only one campaign to go, the last scenarios will be the nail biter


The decisive Axis victories at Rostov and Kalatch-na-Donu enabled Paulus to launch the attack on the city earlier than expected and the Soviets are caught off-guard - hence I used a Stalingrad scenario in this one.

One more campaign in Early Russia? Operation Uranus next?

[Updated on: Sun, 31 May 2015 00:24]

      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Sun, 31 May 2015 01:22
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One more campaign in Early Russia? Operation Uranus next?


At least one more, maybe we might also have a take on JDRommel's overlord campaign to Stalingrad.


We had a little bit different take on the campaigns. From fall blau and up we played every scenario in the campaign. There are so many good ones in there, w didn't want to miss out.

      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Wed, 03 June 2015 00:20
@Nemiszilli, I wonder, why are there no Overlord or Breakthrough scenarios in the Grand Hand campaign of yours?
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Wed, 03 June 2015 01:05
First post, finally - at the prompting of von Maxin.

As commander of the Russian forces, I have to say that was an absolutely miserable defeat. von Maxin, despite his rumored death at the base of Mamayev Kurgan, did an excellent job of obtaining objectives, which led to the ultimate German victory. That's something I really loved about the campaign - you can't underestimate the value of the objectives even with such close medal counts in the individual battles.

The cards were very unkind to the Russians at the Red Barricades...I couldn't counter anything and the Germans had the right combos for keeping me off guard (tactics cards galore!).

Overall, I thought the campaign was well-designed and truly a very very fun endeavor.

@nemesszili

Thanks for putting this together, this is one we'll definitely visit again (as it's von Maxin's favorite battle).
      
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Re:Stalingrad Campaign Sun, 14 June 2015 22:58
Dree wrote on Wed, 03 June 2015 01:20

@Nemiszilli, I wonder, why are there no Overlord or Breakthrough scenarios in the Grand Hand campaign of yours?


No permanent opponent to test scenarios with. Standard ones may be viable, but OL and BT require quite some time to set up...

utopianjl wrote on Wed, 03 June 2015 02:05

First post, finally - at the prompting of von Maxin.


Welcome to the forums! Smile

utopianjl wrote on Wed, 03 June 2015 02:05


As commander of the Russian forces, I have to say that was an absolutely miserable defeat. von Maxin, despite his rumored death at the base of Mamayev Kurgan, did an excellent job of obtaining objectives, which led to the ultimate German victory. That's something I really loved about the campaign - you can't underestimate the value of the objectives even with such close medal counts in the individual battles.


The reason why campaigns are a great extension to the game system!

utopianjl wrote on Wed, 03 June 2015 02:05

The cards were very unkind to the Russians at the Red Barricades...I couldn't counter anything and the Germans had the right combos for keeping me off guard (tactics cards galore!).


Rest assured, von Maxin had his share of hell on Mamayev Kurgan! Having no clear victor, you managed to lure the Germans into the ruined city, only to be encircled by your comrades!

utopianjl wrote on Wed, 03 June 2015 02:05

Overall, I thought the campaign was well-designed and truly a very very fun endeavor.

@nemesszili

Thanks for putting this together, this is one we'll definitely visit again (as it's von Maxin's favorite battle).


The pleasure was mine! Glad you liked it! Very Happy
      
    
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