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#0705_05 Solomino - Swamp Tigers - Kursk Southern Front

#0705_05 Solomino - Swamp Tigers Image
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#0705_05 Solomino - Swamp Tigers

By David Freer
Germany 0 - 1 - 7 Russia
Rating: 5.83 (4)
Games Played: 8
SM: 1
Turns: 10
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

Solomino, South of Belgorod: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Battalion. German Human vs Soviet AI or Head to Head) The 3rd Company from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 was attached to 7th Panzer Division. Led by Leutnant Richard Freiherr von Rosen they had the delicate task of taking 60 ton Tiger tanks along narrow trails in a marsh. The Tigers were to provide direct fire support against the Soviet bunkers, but were vulnerable themselves to both anti-tank and air attack due to their inability to manoeuvre in the marshy terrain. This scenario demonstrates the need for combined arms groups and speed to clear the Russian fortifications.

Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Jeff Conner's ProfileJeff Conner Totally Pro Russia 6
ComradeP's ProfileComradeP Slightly Pro Russia 6
Gregor's ProfileGregor Moderately Pro Russia 6
Gris's ProfileGris Slightly Pro Russia 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Germany Gris's Profile Gris vs. Duncan Duncan's Profile Russia Germany Major Loss 2 12
Germany Gris's Profile Gris vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Russia Draw 5 5
Germany Midgard's Profile Midgard vs. Gregor Gregor's Profile Russia Germany Major Loss 2 12
Germany ComradeP's Profile ComradeP vs. papajack papajack's Profile Russia Germany Minor loss 3 9
Russia PijusMagnificus's Profile PijusMagnificus vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Germany Russia Minor Victory 9 3
ComradeP Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:08 am
It's an entertaining scenario, but a lot depends on how quickly your assaults disrupt the defenders.

1 or 2 extra turns would make it more balanced, I think.
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Gregor Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:10 am
Usefull for learning bunker attacks, but a bit few turns to realy give the Germans any chance
Gris Frid Jul 29, 2016 2:54 am
The terrain more than anything makes this one difficult for the Axis. The second factor is the time. I took all but one 5 pt objective and the losses were about equal (in men, not points) and was one point away from a minor. With that said, I think a major victory for either side is pretty hard unless they take very few losses and are extremely lucky, but a minor is attainable.

I listed this as slightly pro Russian due to the terrain. An enjoyable scenario to play. Avoid the marsh, use the swamp. Well played by my opponent.
'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