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#0707_05 Dubrova - Panthers to the Fore! - Kursk Southern Front

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Panzer Battles Ladder

#0707_05 Dubrova - Panthers to the Fore!

By David Freer
Germany 8 - 0 - 1 Russia
Rating: 7.32 (6)
Games Played: 9
SM: 2
Turns: 20
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

Dubrovo, North West of Tomarovka: July 7th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division. Head to Head or German Human vs Soviet AI) Panzergrenadier Division Großdeutschland had lost over 200 tanks in just two days. 150 Panthers had fallen out due to breakdown and battle damage while the Großdeutschland Panzer Regiment was halved from 130 tanks to 65. The repair companies were overwhelmed with vehicles still to be collected across the battlefield. Oberst Graf von Strachwitz was determined to push through the Soviet second line of defences as he had the first - using his panzers as a battering ram to overwhelm the defenders. He ignored the heavy cost of these tactics over the previous two days and with the 39th Panzer Brigade now under his command, he was confident that he could utilise the Panthers more appropriately. With Großdeutschland tasked to both take Syrtsevo and clear the Oboyan highway it would be critical to break into clear beyond the defences as quickly as possible. Vatutin had moved both the 3rd Mechanized and 112th Tank Brigade to backstop Major Terenty Nikolaevich Sorokin's 201st Guards Rifle Regiment.

Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Jeff Conner's ProfileJeff Conner Slightly Pro Germany 8
jomni's Profilejomni Slightly Pro Germany 8
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Slightly Pro Germany 5
5 Leichte Div's Profile5 Leichte Div Slightly Pro Germany 8
XLVIII Pz. Korp's ProfileXLVIII Pz. Korp Moderately Pro Germany 7
Jeff Conner
1st Lieutenant
Jeff Conner Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:26 am
While I think this scenario slightly favors the Germans, despite all the Russian bunkers, it went down to the wire with Dennis having a chance for a draw on the last turn.
jomni
Master Sergeant
jomni Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:24 pm
Jeff ConnerWhile I think this scenario slightly favors the Germans, despite all the Russian bunkers, it went down to the wire with Dennis having a chance for a draw on the last turn.

Well Dennis won against me. Only a few points above a Draw.
5 Leichte Div
Corporal
5 Leichte Div Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:02 pm
German Quality a big factor. If that player is good - Russian guy gets killed regardless.
XLVIII Pz. Korp
Lieutenant General
XLVIII Pz. Korp Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Once past the first line of Soviet defense the Axis proceed with their usual romp through outclassed Soviets. The Sovs, now without the bunkers of their first line have little choice but hold and die, which they inevitably do. Quality effects seem so critical in this game system I find it difficult to imagine Soviet C and D units ever being able to contain A class Axis.