From: near Philadelphia
Here is the current version of "What If?" referred to in the above AAR. This is the culmination of the Road to Moscow series:
Each of the first scenarios I-VII play out in a reasonable historic fashion (at least in my hands - as German vs Stalin (AKA Elmer).)
So if these parameters of terrain, weather, force TOE, force OOB, supply and proficiency, etc, arguably give historic results with these seven phases of Barbarossa, then these parameters should be a reasonable accurate model for a What If? German tank strength of the eleven panzer divisions in Mitte was around 65%.
RHS Stolfi has written a book, Hitler's Panzers East: WWII Reinterpreted. He posits a similar scenario and gives various arguments why the Germans could have defeated the Soviets in 1941. Interestingly, the text of Stolfi's book appears on a Russian website:
Keep me posted on your experiences.
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Vietnam Combat Operations by Stéphane MOUTIN LUYAT aka Boonierat.