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#0130_01 Operation Gallop - Preamble - PzC 19 Kharkov 43

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#0130_01 Operation Gallop - Preamble

By David Freer & Phil Niven
Russia 5 - 1 - 5 Axis
Rating: 6.92 (9)
Games Played: 11
SM: 4
Turns: 49
Type: Stock
First Side: Russia
Second Side: Axis
Operation Gallop Preamble - Jan 30th to Feb 3rd, 1943. Vatutin's South Western Front was ordered by Stavka to attack from the march as soon as possible. Vatutin planned to cross the Sevrenyy Donets as quickly as possible with 1st Guards Army breaching the heavy forests and reaching the steppe beyond. Once across the water barrier, Popov's Mobile Group could thrust south for the Sea of Azov and pocket the German 1st & 4th Panzer Armies. This scenario covers the initial moves as Soviet 6th Army thrusts west for Izyum and 1st Guards Army and Popov push south beyond Slavyansk. (Size, Large) This is an interesting HTH scenario. It is possible to play either side against the AI but it will be a challenging defense and withdrawal for the German player. The Soviet player needs to get across the Zherebets River as quickly as possible while aggressively pushing 320th Infantry & 382nd Feldaus Divisions back in the north.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
keif149's Profilekeif149 Moderately Pro Russia 7
burroughs's Profileburroughs Slightly Pro Russia 10
Sgt Jasper's ProfileSgt Jasper Slightly Pro Axis 7
burroughs's Profileburroughs Well Balanced 10
fastphil's Profilefastphil Slightly Pro Axis 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Russia larsonney's Profile larsonney vs. steve steve's Profile Axis Russia Major Victory 72 8
Russia Oldman's Profile Oldman vs. crazyivan crazyivan's Profile Axis Russia Major Loss 8 72
Russia Gris's Profile Gris vs. Duncan Duncan's Profile Axis Russia Major Victory 72 8
Axis Sgt Jasper's Profile Sgt Jasper vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Russia Axis Major Victory 72 8
Axis fastphil's Profile fastphil vs. Gris Gris's Profile Russia Axis Minor Victory 56 24
A very nice way to get a feeling for what is not going to happen in the grand campaign - the last chance for a big operational victory before the last defeat in Russia.
Lieutenant General
burroughs Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:50 pm
There was a mistaken assumption in assigning the AOs so the Soviet manoeuvre element were amassed in the wrong places awaiting breakthroughs that have never happened so they could not be properly exploited. Once they were made somewhere else large masses of snow and the lack of proper MSRs prevented successful redeployment of the forces and reorganization of the effort.
1st Lieutenant
crazyivan Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:56 pm
If the scenario had lasted longer, the Germans would have been in big trouble.