Question on tactics

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945 is a turn-based World War II strategy game stretching across the entire Eastern Front. Gamers can engage in an epic campaign, including division-sized battles with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results.

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If Hitler had kept his Navy at port, away from the Allied ships, could the Kreigsmarine sink Stalin's ships close to Leningrad? Having done that, also if Hitler had 2-3 Marine divisions conscripted, and sent them to make an amphibious landing at Leningrad, could they have taken Leningrad, on the first day of Barbaross?

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Nope, not a chance. The Soviet Navy would have stepped in on any invasion attempt on their home port. That and the minefields would have stopped the invaders.
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ORIGINAL: Footslogger

If Hitler had kept his Navy at port, away from the Allied ships, could the Kreigsmarine sink Stalin's ships close to Leningrad? Having done that, also if Hitler had 2-3 Marine divisions conscripted, and sent them to make an amphibious landing at Leningrad, could they have taken Leningrad, on the first day of Barbaross?

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Not one of your more thought-provoking questions Footslogger [;)]

The answer is real simple..... NO.

First you would have to assume that the Germans had the foresight to form, train and equip Marine divisions. Then of course, having done so, they would have to transport those divisions to Leningrad, through the Baltic and into the restricted waters of the Gulf of Finland.

The Russian Baltic Fleet would probably have been quite interested in such a large flotilla! Assuming they were asleep and allowed the Germans through, What would the Marines have sailed in? How would they land? Where would the land? How would they be re-supplied? Where is their air cover?

As a wise man once asked:

War - What is it good for?
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