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#0707_04 Blizhniaia Igumenka - The Forest and the Flank - Kursk Southern Front

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#0707_04 Blizhniaia Igumenka - The Forest and the Flank

By David Freer
Germany 1 - 5 - 4 Russia
Rating: 6.3 (2)
Games Played: 10
SM: 2
Turns: 20
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

Blizhniaia Igumenka, east of Kharkov: July 7th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division.) Generalleutenant Gustav Schmidt's 19th Panzer Division had been stymied by the dogged Soviet defence of Kreida since the afternoon of July 5th. The tall water tower at the Kreida railway station had been an observation point for numerous Soviet batteries and had called artillery onto any attempt to assault the town. Advances on July 6th had given the Panzer Division a chance to flank the Kreida position if it could capture both Hill 216.1 and Blizhniaia Igumenka. It was hoped that another attack at Kreida would pin the defenders and allow both the 74th Panzer Grenadier Regiment and 27th Panzer Regiment to penetrate the Russian lines. As the leftmost formation of III Panzer Korp it was critical that the Division succeed in pushing the Soviets back and re-establish contact with the SS units to the north.

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Gray Nemesis's ProfileGray Nemesis Moderately Pro Russia 3
5 Leichte Div's Profile5 Leichte Div Slightly Pro Russia 9
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Russia Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. Outlaw Josey Wales Outlaw Josey Wales's Profile Germany Russia Minor Victory 18 6
Germany Gris's Profile Gris vs. Duncan Duncan's Profile Russia Draw 10 10
Russia 5 Leichte Div's Profile 5 Leichte Div vs. XLVIII Pz. Korp XLVIII Pz. Korp's Profile Germany Draw 10 10
Germany Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. fastphil fastphil's Profile Russia Draw 10 10
Russia Gray Nemesis's Profile Gray Nemesis vs. Bioman Bioman's Profile Germany Russia Major Victory 24 4
5 Leichte Div
5 Leichte Div Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Germans advance typically so, but had problems with Pillbox strongpoints. Numerous minefields were a movement bother that stymied a good momentum. Casualties were somewhat even , and this did not bode well for the Germans' chance to post a winning score. This seemed to be a more sophisticated Russian defense sector.