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#0705_04 Krutoy Log - 7th Panzer through the Marshes - Kursk Southern Front

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#0705_04 Krutoy Log - 7th Panzer through the Marshes

By David Freer
Germany 4 - 0 - 1 Russia
Rating: 8.2 (2)
Games Played: 5
SM: 3
Turns: 35
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

Krutoy Log, South of Belgorod: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division.) 7th Panzer Division commanded by General der Panzertruppen Hans Freiherr von Funck's had to cross the very marshy and wide Northern Donets River. Its primary mission was to push east, breaking through the initial Soviet positions and then take the fortified town of Krutoy Log, while assisting 19th Panzer Division in clearing Razumnoye. The very wide marsh east of the river will require infantry assaults to clear out any defending positions as vehicles can only advance in column along the few trails in the area. Once clear of the marshes, both Razumnoye and the railway embankment will have to be cleared before Krutoy Log can be approached.

Player Voting Stats
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Jeff Conner's ProfileJeff Conner Slightly Pro Germany 6
Gris's ProfileGris Well Balanced 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Germany Green's Profile Green vs. H H's Profile Russia Germany Minor Victory 27 9
Germany Gris's Profile Gris vs. Duncan Duncan's Profile Russia Germany Major Victory 36 6
Russia Gris's Profile Gris vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Germany Russia Major Victory 36 6
Russia Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. Jeff Conner Jeff Conner's Profile Germany Russia Major Loss 6 36
Russia Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. Dog Soldier Dog Soldier's Profile Germany Russia Minor loss 9 27
Jeff Conner
1st Lieutenant
Jeff Conner Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:17 pm
This is a slog through the bunkers without much AT support for the Germans. But they do have lots of time and enough infantry to make it. The Russians don't have a whole lot of options in terms of defense and their artillery is not real strong.
Gris
Major
Gris Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:08 am
It can go either way, depends on the Axis swamp crossing and losses. If the Axis can get through the swamp quickly, the Russians are in trouble. Not an easy task by any means. The Russian would do well to prioritize Axis Engineers as high value targets. The Axis armor does release late in the game to be of much use.
'Millions died or suffered in the mud of Flanders between 1914-18. Who remembers them? Even those with names on their graves are by now unknown soldiers.' - Mier Ronnen, Jerusalem Post, 1933 Gris