TOAW4 AAR Road to Moscow (Turns 4-12)

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TOAW4 AAR Road to Moscow (Turns 4-12)

 

This post completes the After Action Report AAR of  the TOAW 4 scenario  Road to Moscow, with a length of twelve turns.

TOAW4 AAR Road To Moscow: Previous Turns (Turn 1-3)

Turn 4

 

Starting Turn 4 TOAW4 Road to Moscow

Starting Turn 4 TOAW4 Road to Moscow

 

This map displays the main directions for the attack, there is an inner encirclement plan and an external encirclement centered at Minsk. The offensive should, however, reach the river beyond Minks and conquer the river crossings.

Turn 6

 

Soviet loses at German Turn 6

Soviet loses at German Turn 6

 

Extremely high loses of Soviet infantry, with more than 3394 squads and more than 1500 MMG squads.

 

Soviet Loses after German Turn 6 (aircraft and tanks)

Soviet Loses after German Turn 6 (aircraft and tanks)

 

Still BT-7, KV-1 and T-34 remain in significant numbers. The air force has suffered less damage, probably because using far away airbases.

Turn 7

Situation in Turn 7

Situation in Turn 7

 

3rd Pz Grorup is at the skirts of  Minsk. The 2nd Pz Group has progressed slowly and faced larger resistance in the main road that drives to Minsk.

 Turn 8

Result of a big pocket of Soviet forces during Turn 8.

Result of a big pocket of Soviet forces during Turn 8.

 

A large pocket resulted in capturing tons of Soviet equipment, including most of the remaining (or 60%) armor forces

 Turn 9

Situation after Turn 9

Situation after Turn 9

 

Minsk was occupied in ruins on Turn 9.

 

Soviet loses at Turn 9

Soviet loses at Turn 9

 

Defensive battles against the 2nd PzGroup resulted in the destruction of the rest of Soviet tanks.

Soviet infantry loses at turn 9

Soviet infantry loses at turn 9

 

The infantry loses is dramatically increasing.

 

Turn 11

Situation after Turn 11 Germany

Situation after Turn 11 Germany

 

Berezina river crossings are vital.

 

Turn 12

Situation after German Turn 12

Situation after German Turn 12

 

In last turn, elements of two panzer divisions conquered the bridges.

Situation of the Front in the south after German Turn 12

Situation of the Front in the south after German Turn 12

 

In the south, the 3rd Pz Division progressed beyond Kalinkovich.

 

German Victory after Turn 12

German Victory after Turn 12

 

Result

 

German victory.

Full soviet loses report

Full soviet loses report

More than 5900 infantry squads and most of the tanks were lost for the Soviets.

 

German loses

German loses

Approximately, the German lost 75 tanks and 700 infantry squads. 15% loses were related to the PzGrp squads, a bit heavy toll. 40 planes lost, including 5 Do-17 and 10 Me-110, not shown in the report.

Very interesting scenario, that can be played in two sessions after you have assessed properly the forces and objectives. If you really want to enjoy TOAW game, you have to analyse the troops before start playing as well as the map and objectives, and design your strategy and tactics in advance. Enjoy and say something if you like :)

 


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