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#0705_08 Cemetery - Where the Panthers come to die - Kursk Southern Front

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#0705_08 Cemetery - Where the Panthers come to die

By David Freer
Germany 9 - 1 - 2 Russia
Rating: 5.7 (6)
Games Played: 12
SM: 2
Turns: 30
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

North West of Tomarovka: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division. German Human vs Soviet AI or Head to Head) Panzergrenadier Division Großdeutschland commanded by Generalleutnant Walter Hörnlein was unarguably the strongest Division the Germans fielded at Kursk. The attached Panzer Regiment 39 boosted the total panzer count to nearly 300 tanks - similar to the total number of panzers in the whole of II SS Panzer Korp. Hörnlein's plans were simple, lead with his armour over a narrow frontage and smash a hole through the Soviet defences. Once penetrated it would be easy to use the Panzer grenadiers to roll up the remaining Soviet positions. This strategy was counter opposite to the SS who used their grenadiers to create a breach and only then released their armour to exploit the breakthrough. The cost of the different methodologies would be amply shown in this first day of battle.

Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Jeff Conner's ProfileJeff Conner Moderately Pro Germany 6
Gregor's ProfileGregor Slightly Pro Germany 5
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Totally Pro Germany 4
Gray Nemesis's ProfileGray Nemesis Well Balanced 6
Gris's ProfileGris Moderately Pro Germany 6
General of the Army
Richie61 Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:19 pm
Great scenario. Anybody that knows the PzC system/ commands stands a chance of winning this one in my opinion. I didn't play
PzC and it's on the job training for me for the rules/ commands.

Dennis played a GREAT game!
"Ideals are peaceful. History is violent."
Jeff Conner
1st Lieutenant
Jeff Conner Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:03 am
There are just way too many Panthers for the Russians to hold the bunker line.
Technical Sergeant
Gregor Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:03 pm
Interesting scenario but the hordes of panzers made it a dificult game for me as a russian.
Barbarrossa. Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:06 am
Very unbalanced overwhelming in favour of a huge force of German tanks
Gris Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:16 am
Tough for the Soviets to counter all the Axis armor.
'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
Lieutenant General
XLVIII Pz. Korp Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:01 am
Overwhelming German armor numbers make this a simple matter of time as the Axis methodically takes out every Soviet strong-point. Though dense minefields can hang up the Axis efforts