These are now ready for testers!
Don't be shy. They have been worked and re-worked to get them close to balance. :smoke:
I hope there are a few CS members that can spare the time to test and rate them? :chin:
** The Spark on the Blues
11 January, 1943
Novgorod, 170km SSE of Leningrad: [Version 1.0] [H2H](Hypo-HISB)[EA or no][N V V] The Russians begin Operation Iskra, The Spark. 2nd Shock Army is tasked with gaining a bridgehead. The Spanish volunteers "Azul", those from the Spanish Blue division who remained with the German army, have been battling in this sector for quite some time. The German command knows that they can count on the Spanish. These volunteers have learned to fight as well as their German counterparts. They are tough as they come but, can they hold the line against the crush of so many Russians who desire their elimination. The "volunteers" have been shifting some assets and preparing for withdraw to new lines when the Russians finally struck. The frantic calls of incoming tanks and Russian air attacks fill the radio net. The Spanish soon learn that this is the real thing and not a probing attack. All the "blues" wonder where this will lead.
** Baring Their Teeth
15 October, 1941
Butyrki, 90km N of Kursk:[Version 2.0][H2H][Hypo-HISB] [EA or not][N V V] Hitler's shift of Guderian's Panzer Group into the Ukraine caused a delay for Army Group Center's, and it's own participation, in the attack on Moscow. In order to shift out of the Ukraine and turn Northeast toward Moscow a small battle was fought on ground that was to be recognized almost a year and a half later. The small town of Butyrki was to be the site of this battle. At Butyrki the Russians collected some mixed forces to block roads and stall the German advance. Russian units decimated by earlier German victories, were cobbled together and reinforced by militia groups that were pressed into service to save the Motherland. No cheering here by local's who wished to be "liberated" by the marching German forces. The Russians settled in to delay and resist, using tactics that would slow down and stall all movement that could take Germans soldiers closer to Moscow. As the Germans moved through Butyrki the Russians bared their teeth. A grimace or the smile became a frightening symbol of Russian resistance.