SDC at Facebook

Scenario Design Center Warehouse

Wargame Design Studio

HPS Simulations

The Blitz


Colonial Campaigns Club


The Chief's Blog

Task Force Echo 4

Volcano Mods logo

Unofficial Panzer Campaigns Page

Real and Simulated Wars blog


Jomnis Games

Bytes and Dice

Estrategos de sillón

Line of Departure magazine

The Few Good Men - Wargaming & Military History Club

Trauth116 logo


Generic banner

  • Orig HPS Press Release
  • Game Documents
Moscow '41 cover

The German orders to capture of Moscow in October 1941 specified the use of 51 divisions, including 13 panzer divisions, to encircle the city.

As the Wehrmacht closed in on the Soviet capital, the fighting grew increasingly desperate and fiercer. The delay of the German forces after Smolensk left little time for the drive to Moscow before the onset of winter. And despite both German and Russian High Commands were well aware of this, the Germans' “Operation Typhoon” went ahead as planned.

The attack was costly and first bogged down in endless mud, making the roads impassable. Next, the offensive was literally “frozen in its tracks” when the harsh Soviet winter set in. The Germans were not provided with winter clothing, and their vehicles and equipment were similarly not prepared.

Yet despite all this, they reached the western suburbs, barely 17 km from the Kremlin, but before they ever encircled the city Soviet reinforcements arrived; some of these were Siberian divisions, equipped and trained for winter fighting.

Can you capture Moscow in the face of the strengthening Red Army and the onset of the bitter Russian Winter?


Click to Enlarge


Moscow '41 features the familiar Panzer Campaigns interface and game scale where 1 hex represents 1 km and a 2-hour game turn. The map area encompasses over 150,000 hexes (438 x 385), which is larger than the Kursk Map by almost 1/3rd. The area covers from 15km north of Kalinin in the north to 80 km south of Tula.


Click to Enlarge



  • 27 Scenarios are included covering both Fall and Winter fighting with two major Campaign Periods:
    • 2 Oct 1941 until the onset of the muddy weather brought the offensive to a halt.
    • 15 Nov 1941 until the drive ended on the outskirts of Moscow.
  • Campaign scenarios are included for both time periods as well as smaller scenarios covering specific actions and what if situations. OOB & Scenario editors are included which allow players to customize the game to their desires. There’s no limit on the scenarios that can be created and the sub-map feature allows the main map to be “chopped” up into the specific size that best fits the situation.
  • As is the hallmark of all Tiller games, Moscow ’41 brings new engine changes to the series which enhance the campaign being portrayed, and as always, all new features will be rolled out for free to the previous titles in the series:
    • Added new Frozen Penalty rules (see Environment section of Users Manual). (Added to account for the lack of preparation the Germans made for this first winter in Russia. So as the German player you will battle the weather as well as a growing number of Russian Units.)
    • Change so that units with Hard Attack values of range 0 only have those attack values affect assaults under the optional Alternate Assault rule and not default assaults.
    • Changes to AT Guns including no ZOC, ability to retreat after assault, and increased disruption against hard vehicles.
    • Changes to Heavy AA Guns including no ZOC and increased disruption against hard vehicles.
  • Moscow ’41 provides multiple play options including play against the computer AI, Play by e-mail (PBEM), LAN & Internet “live” play, and two-player hotseat.
Moscow '41 Campaign Map (soft weather type)
Moscow '41 Campaign Map (soft ground state): 16.2 mb gif

Campaign Map 1

Campaign Map 2


  • Developer: John Tiller
  • Project Coordinator: Glenn Saunders
  • Scenario Design: Glenn Saunders, Dave Blackburn & Jörg Lissa
  • Additional Research: Greg Smith
  • Artist: Joseph Amoral
  • Unit Graphics: Mark Adams
  • Additional Graphics: Adam Parker
  • Cover Painting: Warren Jones
  • Music: Thomas Hook
  • Campaign Maps: Mike Avanzini
  • Additional AI Programming: John Rushing
  • Playtesters: Panzergruppe Saunders

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB
Video Memory: 1 GB

Game Documents & Misc
Getting Started
Designer's Notes



From the Gallery:

Supporting Titles by:

John Tiller Software logoHPS Simulations logo

JTS Touch Apps