“... an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.” — Sir Winston Churchill (1946)
We only played through 3–4 turns before it became obvious the Germans weren't going to breakout and called it a day. The German panzer divisions had been so badly mauled most of them were under half strength and all breakout beachheads had been utterly crushed.
It took us about 27 hours in total (1,620 minutes), or nine 3 hour sessions, to play to a definitive decision. If we had played through all the turns it would have taken us 81 hours (4,860 minutes).
Eric Brosius wrote:
But there are scenarios that are shorter.
Agreed. OCS always has a tonne of smaller scenarios only using 1–2 maps. I suspect most people that play Case Blue only play smaller scenarios.