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Studienka - Combat Mission: Red Thunder

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USSR 4 - 3 - 2 Axis
H2H Approaved
Rating: 8.59 (8)
Games Played: 9
SM: 9
Turns: 180
Type: Stock
First Side: USSR
Second Side: Axis
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Panzer Lehr's ProfilePanzer Lehr Well Balanced 5
Mad Mike's ProfileMad Mike Well Balanced 10
Artyman's ProfileArtyman Well Balanced 9
Jpratt88's ProfileJpratt88 Well Balanced 8
Wgbn1968's ProfileWgbn1968 Slightly Pro USSR 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
USSR Partial Penetration's Profile Partial Penetration vs. Guardsman Guardsman's Profile Axis Draw 54 54
USSR Wgbn1968's Profile Wgbn1968 vs. panzer biker panzer biker's Profile Axis USSR Tactical Victory 81 27
Axis Jpratt88's Profile Jpratt88 vs. a1steaks a1steaks's Profile USSR Draw 54 54
USSR Mad Mike's Profile Mad Mike vs. Artyman Artyman's Profile Axis USSR Minor Victory 72 36
USSR Panzer Lehr's Profile Panzer Lehr vs. TimberWolf TimberWolf's Profile Axis Draw 54 54
Panzer Lehr
Lieutenant General
Panzer Lehr Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:45 pm
I completely and utterly destroyed the Russian army but only received a minor victory due to the fact that the Russians get a 2500 friendly bonus! i believe It is really really hard to overcome that bonus!!
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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." ~ Napoleon
Artyman
Corporal
Artyman Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:01 pm
This is a very very long scenario, which needs a lot of your spare time too play through.
I found it a very challenging scenario played against a good opponent.
As the axis you start with just a recon company with the challenge being too slow down the soviet juggernaut,and also not lose your company which i failed miserably.
It gets better for the axis with the arrival of armour and pzgr later in the game.Just dont throw your armour in willy nilly, and you have the makings of a great engagement.
Lots of fun and would rate it for those long winter nights entertainment.
Wgbn1968
Private 1st Class
Wgbn1968 Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:48 pm
The scenario is interesting, but difficult for the German side. It is impossible to play on the German positions by default. Unexpected and interesting difficulties with the organization of movement
Partial Penetration
Private 1st Class
Partial Penetration Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:11 am
Although this is listed as a meeting engagement it may be a good idea to allow the Soviets pre-planned artillery since they begin on the attack.

*SPOILERS*

This is an armored slugfest between forces of roughly equal combat power. The Germans are better suited to offence because of the Panther tanks, the armor of which provides a degree of portable cover while the Soviets are completely dependent on terrain for protection. But there is good cover on the Soviet side of the river and the Germans may lose most of their infantry early, so it will be very challenging for either side to gain their objectives. If both sides are led by commanders of roughly equal ability a draw is likely.
Partial Penetration
Private 1st Class
Partial Penetration Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:27 am
Panzer LehrI completely and utterly destroyed the Russian army but only received a minor victory due to the fact that the Russians get a 2500 friendly bonus! i believe It is really really hard to overcome that bonus!!

The bonus is explained in the Soviet briefing. It is to offset the fact that any forces the Soviets do not exit off the map are counted as destroyed for scoring purposes. It's a limitation of the game scoring system the scenario designer had to work around.
Guardsman
1st Lieutenant
Guardsman Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:57 am
Briefings could be better giving a better picture of what you might be up against. A tough ask of the German commander to have any chance of taking his objectives against a large enemy armoured force backed up with infantry and heavy arty assets. Weather plays it’s part in spotting too. Good map and nice array of forces.