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0623_10a: The Long Left Flank - [HTH] - PzC 16 Minsk '44

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0623_10a: The Long Left Flank - [HTH]

By Saunders and Blackie
Russia 10 - 2 - 5 Germany
Rating: 7.25 (14)
Games Played: 17
SM: 2
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: Russia
Second Side: Germany
Shumilino, 40 kms NW of Vitebsk, June 23rd 1944: With the success of the recon in force, begun the previous day, 6th Guards Army acted quickly to follow up the success. The 103rd Rifle Corps was introduced late in the day of June 23rd. The plans to introduce the tanks early into the battle met with traffic tie-ups, and swollen streams and swamps, which kept them out of the early fighting. The Germans adopted a strategy of trying to hold the ground long enough to form a defense line anchored on the Obol rail line. This was to keep the Russians as far from the river and a possible bridgehead as possible. [Size, medium] Designer Note: This scenario has been optimized for HTH play.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
vendetta's Profilevendetta Moderately Pro Russia 4
Ocito80's ProfileOcito80 Slightly Pro Germany 7
Marquo's ProfileMarquo Well Balanced 6
Dog Soldier's ProfileDog Soldier Well Balanced 7
Dog Soldier's ProfileDog Soldier Moderately Pro Russia 7
Slug match - WWI feel
Dog Soldier
Terrain and time are the Germans best friends.
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

- Wyatt Earp
Kool Kat
Major General
Kool Kat Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:21 pm
German player must trade space for time while forming a defense line on the Obol rail line. It is a grave mistake for German commanders to defend in place as the overwhelming Russian forces will destroy any stationary defense lines in 3-5 turns. Care must be taken to use the scarce German mobile units (Stugs, cavalry, and AT guns) to defend the 150 VP hexes (Ulla, Zapruch, and Vishnevka) and 250 VP hex (Beshenkovichi). If the German defense line falls back in relatively good order, only Russian mobile armored units may make it to these rear VP hexes. Can be a tense and exciting game provided the German player gives ground as needed and keeps a defense only mindset. There will be little opportunities for German attacks in this scenario. Against equal skilled players, a Russian Minor Victory is achievable and a Draw is also a possibility.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /