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The Third Winter


This game covers the critical campaigns in the Ukraine during the period September 1943 - April 1944. This series of battles pulled in 75% of the Soviet and 85% of the German armored and mechanized forces, nearly 60 mobile divisions. The campaign proved to be the bloodiest in the war to date and The Third Winter covers the major engagements: the battle for Kiev, the winter counterstroke of Manstein's 'fire brigades', the tank battles at Kirovograd, the Korsun-Cherkassy pocket, the moving 1st Panzer Army battles (known as Hube's Pocket), the fortress battles around Ternopol in the spring of 1944, the baptism of fire for II SS Panzer Corps and the slugfest in Romania...  OCS Game 4-19, planned publishing in 2020.  Designer: Antony Birkett.  Developer:  Chip Saltsman

Four maps, 7 countersheets, scale is 1 hex = 5 mi/8 km.  Campaign game is 63 turns, from 26 September1943 until 26 April 1944.