0829_01a: Hoth's Gamble - [HTH] - PzC 15 Stalingrad '42
0829_01a: Hoth's Gamble - [HTH]By Saunders & Blackie
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Abganerovo area, 65kms S of Stalingrad, Aug 29th 1942: This is a "What If" scenario. Gen Hoth had decided that his men would no longer fight over the heavily fortified hills south of Krasnoarmeisk. In a bold plan he pulled out his Panzer and Motorized formations and moved them 30 miles away to attack northwards to outflank the left wing of the 64th Army. The plan worked so well, the Germans saw an opportunity to now pocket the 62nd and 64th Armies. The problem was that Gen Paulus was unable to spring a couple of divisions to free his mobile formations to meet Hoth's armor coming from the south. "What If" Paulus had been able to become the northern half of the pincers? [Size, large] Designer's Note: This scenario has been optimized for HTH play. The trench lines, marked with impassable hexes, along the northern and south eastern map edges are to indicate where the forward positions were at this date. They have no bearing on the battle.