If I were to confined to the Eastern Front battles I think one good idea would be the Battle of Moscow, perhaps with a link to Across the Dnepr so both games could be played sequentially (as a nice bonus for those who own Across the Dnepr). There is the possibllity of several good sub scenerios that could be included. Perhaps they could also include a "Guderian's wet dream" scenerio where the the attack on Smolensk is delayed and Army Group Center pushes on toward Moscow in July or August.
Even better would be Stalingrad. There would be plenty of possible sub scenerios, such as the initial German offensive, the battle for the city, the Soviet encirclement, and the attempted German relief. The Areas of Operation system would work very well to simulate Hitler's no retreat orders, or to explore what might have happened without such an order. It would also give the opportunity to use the ability of the Kharkov system to simulate smaller unit battles by portraying the battle for the city at (for example) company scale. I am aware that SSG is reluctant to utilize the ability of the system to handle smaller scale battles, since they feel it would require some modification to the system to implement them properly. I don't know how much work it would require, but I think it is a shame to not utilize the ability of the Kharkov engine to handle battles of different scales.
If we include the Western Front I would vote for a remake of the Ardennes Offensive, or of Battles in Normandy. As others have suggested, some of that stuff might be included as additional "bonus scenerios" to make Kharkov even more enticing (since it is, after all, the "entry drug " for the system). The Battle of France in 1940 might also be interesting, perhaps with a fantasy "Sealion" scenerio included. If SSG is willing to use a smaller scale the North African Campaigns (including Libya and Tunsia) would be interesting
< Message edited by jeffreys -- 4/19/2010 5:38:09 AM >
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