One big issue I've been coming up with is a lack of good wargame scenarios for Stalingrad. As in I can't seem to find many good ones out there. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm listening!
|RF 3rd Supplement has an excellent Stalingrad scenario.|
I've been struggling a little with which piece of real estate to fight over in the city. There are so many interesting and intense engagements that took place within the city over a myriad of objectives including the massive Grain Elevator, the Tractor Factory, the Red Barricades Factory, the Nail Factory, the shopping center, etc.
Right now out of all of those buildings, I actually own the Red Barricades foundry. Pretty easy decision right? Well, the factory complex itself was a collection of buildings and halls so I could technically recreate the push against the factory like in the excellent "Storm of Steel" Blog by Abwehrschlact:
|Photo taken from the "Storm of Steel" blog via Google Images. Used without his permission|
|Dr Phalanx's "CrossfireGrad" scenario. Photo is from the Dr Phalanx blog via Google Images. Used without his permission.|
|Steven Thomas' "CrossfireGrad" Scenario. Photo is from the Steven's Balagan blog via Google Images. Used without his permission.|
|From Norm's Website Battlefields and Warriors. Used without his permission.|
So with all this in mind, I'm looking at numerous courses of action here:
1. Fight over a specific landmark or terrain feature (Red Barricades Factory)
2. Fight over the whole city with a bath-tubbed approach, mixing a fair amount of various types of evocative Stalingrad terrain on a single table.
3. Play Norm's scenario (37th Guards) on an open table using Bolt Action rules.
What's everyone's feelings on this? I'm leaning towards option 1, but option 2 or 3 would look so cool!