The Barbarossa Brief, 1941

A Note on Copyright

The Barbarossa Brief, 1941 is COPYRIGHTED -- NOT Public Domain -- and FREE under the following conditions:


The Barbarossa Brief, 1941 is dedicated to ...
A. The peoples of the former Soviet Union and of Poland who fought and won the biggest war front against Nazi evil.
B. The Russian people who lived in the path of the Nazi war machine and who suffered so terribly during "Operation Barbarossa."
C. to my children Rebecca, Robert, Rohan, and Johanna, in the hope that they may never have to go through a world war:

The more we learn about the Second World War, the better our chances that it will be the LAST world war.

War must be confined to history books and games.

A Request: If you do assemble and play this free game of mine, PLEASE let me know at what you think of it and whether, after more than a couple games, you think one side or the other has an advantage. Thanks!
And now: Here are The Barbarossa Brief, 1941 components, to print off and assemble so that it may be played. Players-students will also need a single six-sided die (or chits numbered 1-6, to be drawn out of a hat). All map pieces should be A3/11x17 size.

More comments by myself and others about the game can be read on TalkConSimWorld and BoardGameGeek.

If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding, and/or you have any questions about The Barbarossa Brief, 1941 feel free to e-mail me at

Thank you for your interest in the game ....

1Mar21, rvsd: 2Mar21