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1223_01: The Bear Strikes Back_Alt - PzC 15 Stalingrad '42

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1223_01: The Bear Strikes Back_Alt

By Saunders & Blackie (edited: Williams)
Russia 0 - 1 - 0 Axis
Rating: 9.1 (2)
Games Played: 1
SM: 3
Turns: 30
Type: Custom
First Side: Russia
Second Side: Axis
Myshkova River, 100kms S of Stalingrad, Dec 24th 1942: The German Operation "Winter Storm" had ground to a halt along the Myshkova River. Field Marshall von Manstein had to reconsider his whole position as the threat to the left flank of Army Group Don had developed from Operation "Little Saturn". On the evening of Dec 23rd, the order went out for the battered panzer divisions to pull back in turn, 6th Pz being the first. Meanwhile, the Soviet High Command planned a frontal attack with the 2nd Guards Army to destroy the enemy formations between the Myshkova and Aksay rivers. While this was happening, on the evening of Dec 24th, mechanized formations would go for the Rumanian units covering the flank of LVII Pz Korps. A further, deep, outflanking movement was to be launched to carry the Soviets to the Sal River. [Size, large]
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Many Mariuses's ProfileMany Mariuses Well Balanced 6
Fhil's ProfileFhil Well Balanced 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Russia Many Mariuses's Profile Many Mariuses vs. Fhil Fhil's Profile Axis Draw 30 30
Many Mariuses
Master Sergeant
Many Mariuses Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:30 am
An interesting tactical situation, but if the Germans choose to withdraw, the Soviet player will only be able to engage about 20% of his forces due to the extremely slow movement rates of Russian infantry and artillery.
Staff Sergeant
Fhil Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:57 am
I´ve played this as Axis, so I can say that from that point of view it´s a hard one, you must avoid any mistakes against Soviet player here, or you will either loose too many units or will allow him one of the 500pts objectives. So theš axis player must start withdrawing his units quickly from the beginning, especially Romanians are mostly on foot so they are really slow, you can find yourself using your panzer-grenadiers to cover their retreat, protecting them from hungry hordes of T-34s. Axis tasks are simple - try to withdraw in organized fashion leaving no one behind and be ready to bite the enemy if he get´s too agressive while not letting him a single one of those 500 pts objectives. Pay attention to the weather - those rivers can freeze!