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Turning Point Stalingrad-Better than Cats!

Well, this was a real treat. Local wargaming luminary, Grady (and his gracious (even if she fought for the wrong side) wife) put on a game of Turning Point Stalingrad for a group of us. TPS is an Avalon Hill area/impulse wargame from 1989, and I have to say it’s one heck of an elegant system, with plenty of interesting and ¬†tough choices (even if you’re playing the Russians). I must say that I had a great time commanding the southern front for the Soviets. To top it all off, my side was declared the winner.

I’ll let the pictures of the exquisite 1/285 terrain and miniatures speak for themselves. (I pretty much have to, as I’m posting on lunch break from work)

Grady is going to be running this game at Nashcon, and if you have the opportunity to attend, you should definitely play!

The very definition of monster game!

The very definition of monster game!

Nervous German Commanders

Nervous German Commanders

The famous grain elevators. The Germans never reached them, in our game.

The famous grain elevators. The Germans never reached them, in our game.

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Custom made (locally) barges ready to cross the Volga

Custom made (locally) barges ready to cross the Volga

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The smoke markers are actually rubble markers, which give great terrain bonuses to defenders.

The smoke markers are actually rubble markers, which give great terrain bonuses to defenders.

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A vicious street fight raged here for most of the game, thanks to some lucky die rolling thanks to yours truly.

A vicious  fight raged at the Kuibyshev Sawmill for most of the game, thanks to some lucky die rolling by yours truly.

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Guards prepare to cross the Volga during the night.

Guards prepare to cross the Volga during the night.

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