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0708_02 A Decision To Be Made - PzC 01 Smolensk '41

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0708_02 A Decision To Be Made

By Michael Avanzini
Germany 16 - 0 - 7 Russia
Rating: 6.81 (20)
Games Played: 23
SM: 3
Turns: 40
Type: Stock
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia
125km W of Smolensk: On July 7th Guderian was faced with a decision. Should he continue his rapid advance and cross the Dnepr with his panzer forces only, or should he break off the advance and wait for the infantry to arrive before launching the battle. The Soviets were just starting to set up a defensive line and were weak. By waiting for the infantry to arrive he risked attacking a well organized defensive position. But, if he attacked now there could be danger to the open flanks of his panzer corps. Since it would take at least 10 days before the first infantry units would arrive Guderian choose to risk a crossing now. This is a medium sized scenario that covers the opening of the battle in the area from Orsha south to Mogilev. (12,800 sq km - 40 Turns, Explicit Supply)
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Phatman's ProfilePhatman Well Balanced 7
Diocletian's ProfileDiocletian Moderately Pro Germany 7
Battle Axe's ProfileBattle Axe Moderately Pro Russia 7
Sancho Panzer's ProfileSancho Panzer Moderately Pro Germany 9
RooseveltJr's ProfileRooseveltJr Slightly Pro Germany 7
A lucky Russian win
Take Orsha and/or Mogilev, you'll need the points. I tried to bypass both and drive for the map edge, but ran out of time and supplies.
Dog Soldier
Very difficult situation for the Russian player.
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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