Duel in the North: In the summer of 1941, Germany launched Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union. Recalled from an early retirement, Wilhelm von Leeb led Army Group North during its campaign to capture the northern city of Leningrad, sparking one of the bloodiest sieges of World War II.
Duel in the North: The Leningrad Campaign, Jun-Sep 1941. This design covers the campaign of Germany's Army Group North, from the border to Leningrad, during the first year of the war in the east. This game uses the same rules system as Sedan: The Decisive Battle for France, May 1940 (WW24), Tobruk: Operation Crusader, Nov-Dec, 1941 (ST278) and Duel on the Steppe (ST285), albeit with some occasional modifications appropriate to the scale and theater portrayed.
The map area portrays the Leningrad region of the Soviet Union, encompassing about 600 miles from east to west; each hexagon is about 12.5 miles. The various game pieces represent the historic combat units, as well as all necessary chits to facilitate game play. Soviet combat units are primarily divisions, the German units are divisions and Kampfgruppen and are color-coded by nationality and command affiliation. Combat units may represent from 2,000 to 14,000 men, and 50-400 armored vehicles.
Components: One 22" x 34" map & 228 counters