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1212_01a: Operation Winter Storm - [HTH]_Alt - PzC 15 Stalingrad '42

1212_01a: Operation Winter Storm - [HTH]_Alt Image
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1212_01a: Operation Winter Storm - [HTH]_Alt

By Saunders & Blackie (edited: Williams)
Axis 1 - 2 - 1 Russia
Rating: 8.63 (3)
Games Played: 4
SM: 4
Turns: 84
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Russia
Kotel'nikovo, 180kms SW of Stalingrad, Dec 12th 1942: Operation Winter Storm was quite predictable, as far as the direction from whence it would come. Zhukov had predicted a two-pronged attack from the Chir and Kotel'nikovo areas, however, the Soviet 5th Tank Army was attacking along the Chir which ruled it out as a start line. The German LVII Pz Korps was quite weak, but was given the 6.Pz Div which had been refitted in France. Also the 17.Pz Div was due to join the Korps, but was held up for four days. Initially the fighting went well for the Germans but gradually the attack lost steam, and was all but over 10 days later when Manstein ordered a general withdrawal. [Size, large] Designer Note: This scenario has been optimized for HTH play.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Fhil's ProfileFhil Well Balanced 10
Plain Ian's ProfilePlain Ian Moderately Pro Russia 8
Fhil's ProfileFhil Well Balanced 10
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Fhil's Profile Fhil vs. HirooOnoda HirooOnoda's Profile Russia Axis Minor Victory 56 24
Axis Plain Ian's Profile Plain Ian vs. smurf309 smurf309's Profile Russia Draw 40 40
Russia larsonney's Profile larsonney vs. smurf309 smurf309's Profile Axis Draw 40 40
Axis Fhil's Profile Fhil vs. Wolf Petr Wolf Petr's Profile Russia Axis Major Loss 8 72
Really a good one with a lot of free choices for both sides as the front is not so densed by the first half of the battle.
Plain Ian
Private 1st Class
Plain Ian Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Germans should withdraw from Surovikino leaving rearguard.
Attack early 1st Tank Corps but pull back when 5th Mech starts up. Turn 3?
Keep tanks for mobile defense. Never leave unstacked next to Russian Cavalry or large stacks.
Use 11th Panzer infantry to kill.
Run away later on in the game.