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#0706_02 Shuravlivny Woods - 155th Guards's Last Stand - Kursk Southern Front

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Panzer Battles Ladder

#0706_02 Shuravlivny Woods - 155th Guards's Last Stand

By David Freer
Germany 10 - 2 - 1 Russia
Rating: 6.28 (6)
Games Played: 13
SM: 1
Turns: 10
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

Shuravlivny Woods, North of Belgorod: July 6th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Regiment. German Human vs Soviet AI) Major Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Chistyakov's 155th Guards Rifle Regiment was cut off from the rest of 52nd Guards Rifle Division. II SS Panzer Korp had roughly pushed the Guardsmen aside leaving each Regiment to fend for itself. Shuarlivny Woods had been the base for much of the Soviet forward artillery. It was fire from here that had made the initial assaults on July 5th for the SS so costly. The German breakthrough had forced the pull out of the Russian heavy guns, but the remnants of the 155th were ordered to hold these defensive positions at whatever cost. On the morning of July 6th, the task fell on SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Baum's Totenkopf Regiment to clear the Soviet resistance.

Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
redboot's Profileredboot Well Balanced 3
Happy Hedonist's ProfileHappy Hedonist Well Balanced 8
ComradeP's ProfileComradeP Totally Pro Germany 7
Ricky B's ProfileRicky B Slightly Pro Germany 5
Gregor's ProfileGregor Moderately Pro Germany 6
ComradeP Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:03 pm
Fairly entertaining for the Germans, it tests your skills in making a quick and decisive assault against a weakened foe in difficult terrain.

It being totally pro Germany is natural considering the situation the Soviets are in. I can't recommend playing this scenario for an official ladder game, but it's still enjoyable if the Soviet player tries some different defensive strategies.

A major victory is very difficult to achieve, however.
Ricky B
Lieutenant General
Ricky B Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:46 pm
For the Soviets, they don't have the firepower to stand up with the Germans. Run and hide in the bunkers and give up everything in between.
Technical Sergeant
Gregor Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:07 am
Cant seem to get how to play the Russians here defending against a good German player to anything better than a draw. Even that would be extremely challenging.