A few words from
Dr. Robert Smith
Many of us at the Saber & Scroll have unique interests. For example, many of us like Norse history, others religious history and then there are those zany gamers who like military-political simulations. They range from board games, to PC games to interactive other types. We see ones, on say, the election of 1860, 1960 and my favorite, 1912 and the Bull Moose. But the current one is the Road to Moscow -... see the big hulking book by David Glantz on the table? While playing this short scenario, I made certain to verify certain aspects of this part of July 1941, the German pause of sorts or ok...they haven't collapsed so how what do we do. The post Battle of Smolensk battles were brutal as the Wehrmacht worked towards establishing a logistical base, as well as rebuilding itself for the possible strike towards Moscow.
So did the game achieve these goals? After reading both the German and Soviet operational orders and daily summaries of this period, as well as consulting several other books that's a resounding yes in my mind. It's interesting when a game or simulation reflects close enough the realities, for here the Soviets have many battered units that are remnants that must defend in place, while anyone who can must counterattack.