Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shumilino: The Long Left Flank - Planning

For me wargaming is a bit like eating chips - when I get interested in a battle or campaign, one game is just not enough. Today I picked up Minsk '44 from John Tiller Software, the JTS depiction of Operation Bagration.

I'm starting with a scenario called "The Long Left Flank" which depicts the attack of the 6th Guards Army and the 43rd Army towards Shumolino north of Vitebsk.

This is at the end of Turn 1, with my plan graphics overlaid. 22nd Guard Rifle Corps of 6th Guards Army will break the German line at Morgi and then turn west to take Obol'. The remainder of 6th Guards Army will assault Pligovki and Mosoroto, and once through the German MLR advance to take Dobrino.

Most of 43rd Army is currently fixed in position and unable to move. I'm advancing some sappers and infantry battalions to clear obstacles and perform reconnaissance. Once released, 43rd Army will breach the German line and advance on Shumolino.

It looks like the JTS PC games are getting the same map art being used in their mobile games. This is the second one I've purchased recently with map art in this style. It's a nice improvement.