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0623_13a: Over the Pronya - [HTH] - PzC 16 Minsk '44

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0623_13a: Over the Pronya - [HTH]

By Saunders and Blackie
Russia 1 - 3 - 2 Axis
Rating: 9.4 (4)
Games Played: 6
SM: 2
Turns: 15
Type: Stock
First Side: Russia
Second Side: Axis
Mogilev, June 23rd 1944: As dawn broke, the sound of heavy artillery from the north could be heard. But, east of Mogilev, a thick fog blanketed the Pronya River valley, causing a two hour delay in the opening artillery barrage. Nevertheless, when visibility improved enough for fire direction, a powerful barrage let loose from the guns of the 2nd Byelorussian Front artillery. Under the cover of this fire, many specially trained assault engineers and sapper battalions, accompanying four rifle divisions, moved forward to swim, ford, ferry or float over the river to form a bridgehead, to enable the follow-up pontoon engineers to begin the task of bridging the river. Additional divisions were fed into the advance in the late afternoon to exploit the successful bridge operation. As the line began to give, the Germans moved fresh forces into the rear areas. But it was too little too late, the Russians were "over the Pronya" and there was no stopping them now. [Size, medium] Designer Note: Players are advised to review the rule for "River and Canal Ferrying" under Help | User => The Basics => Engineers, before proceeding. This scenario has been optimized for HTH play.
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Kool Kat's Profile Kool Kat vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Russia Axis Major Victory 36 4
Axis Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. Gris Gris's Profile Russia Axis Minor Loss 12 28
Axis Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. Ivan Ivan's Profile Russia Draw 20 20
Russia Dog Soldier's Profile Dog Soldier vs. milan milan's Profile Axis Draw 20 20
Russia Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. Gunnodayak Gunnodayak's Profile Axis Russia Minor Loss 12 28
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Kool Kat
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Kool Kat Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:27 am
There is a delicate game balance provided the German player retreats skillfully and launches localized counterattacks cautiously against the overwhelming Russian forces. Between equal skilled players, the scenario is balanced. A recommended Minsk '44 scenario!
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /