1212_01a: Operation Winter Storm - [HTH]_Alt - PzC 15 Stalingrad '42
1212_01a: Operation Winter Storm - [HTH]_AltBy Saunders & Blackie (edited: Williams)
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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.