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#0705_06 XXXXVIII PzK - July 5: The Left Flank - Kursk Southern Front

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#0705_06 XXXXVIII PzK - July 5: The Left Flank

By David Freer
Germany 3 - 0 - 1 Russia
Rating: 10 (1)
Games Played: 4
SM: 10
Turns: 32
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

North West of Tomarovka: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Korp. Head to Head or Team Play, German Human vs Soviet AI) General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff's XXXXVIII Panzer Korp was the strongest panzer formation in 4th Panzerarmee. It had the veteran 3rd & 11th Panzer Divisions as well as the Wehrmacht's elite Panzergrenadier Division Großdeutschland. Reinforcing the Korp was the brand new Panzer Regiment 39 with a full complement of 200 Panther tanks. This was the first time the Panther had been used in combat and Hitler's insistence that the untested Panthers be used at Kursk had delayed the overall operation by over a month. Having cleared Gertsovka the previous evening, XXXXVIII Panzer Korp was tasked with pushing directly north and clearing Butovo, Cherkasskoye and Korovino.

The Korp was attacking on such a narrow frontage that only a limited number of units could be bought to bear at any particular time. The defences and terrain at the Berezovyi River were to cause XXXXVIII Panzer Korp both losses and delays.

Player Voting Stats
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Germany Gris's Profile Gris vs. Duncan Duncan's Profile Russia Germany Major Victory 120 20
Germany Gris's Profile Gris vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Russia Germany Minor Victory 90 30
Russia fastphil's Profile fastphil vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Germany Russia Minor loss 30 90
Russia Dog Soldier's Profile Dog Soldier vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Germany Russia Major Victory 120 20
Gris Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:42 am
Really enjoyed this scenario as the Axis. The last sentences in the scenario description are spot on. You are fighting terrain on a narrow front taking heavy losses. You have a wide variety of equipment at your disposal to accomplish the mission. Both sides can win this, but it is hard fight for either.
'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