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#0202_04 Kupyansk - The Trials & Tribulations of 298th Infantry Division - PzC 19 Kharkov 43

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#0202_04 Kupyansk - The Trials & Tribulations of 298th Infantry Division

By David Freer & Eric Baker
Russia 7 - 1 - 6 Axis
Rating: 7.54 (11)
Games Played: 14
SM: 1
Turns: 19
Type: Stock
First Side: Russia
Second Side: Axis
Kupyansk - Feb 2nd to Feb 3rd, 1943. The German 298th Infantry Division and 6th SS Polizei Regiment took the full brunt of 3rd Tank Army's attack across the Oskul River. 3rd Tank Army's orders were to breach the German defenses, clear the communications center of Kupyansk and head straight for Kharkov as they were to be the southern pincer of Voronezh Front's plan to isolate the city. The Germans with few reserves could only try to slow the Soviet thrust. This scenario is the first two days of 3rd Tank Army's attack and its attempt to exit the map. (Size, Medium) This scenario is a good HTH and Soviet player against the AI challenge. The Soviet player needs to capture all the objectives on the river line and then try to exit forces west to the Severnyy Donets. The Soviet Cavalry in particular excel at flanking the German positions and outrunning the German infantry. Historically, 298th Infantry Division was ultimately destroyed due to the turning of their flanks at Dvurechnaya.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Dirk Gross's ProfileDirk Gross Moderately Pro Russia 7
burroughs's Profileburroughs Moderately Pro Russia 10
flip0009's Profileflip0009 Slightly Pro Russia 7
KG_RangerBooBoo's ProfileKG_RangerBooBoo Well Balanced 8
PK Powers's ProfilePK Powers Slightly Pro Russia 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Russia ComradeP's Profile ComradeP vs. PK Powers PK Powers's Profile Axis Russia Minor Victory 14 6
Axis PIOLIN03's Profile PIOLIN03 vs. Halsey74 Halsey74's Profile Russia Axis Major Victory 18 2
Russia Partizanka's Profile Partizanka vs. Bioman Bioman's Profile Axis Draw 10 10
Russia Gris's Profile Gris vs. fastphil fastphil's Profile Axis Russia Minor Loss 6 14
Russia PK Powers's Profile PK Powers vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Axis Russia Minor Victory 14 6
Lieutenant General
burroughs Sat May 24, 2014 12:57 pm
Nazi Germans have little mobility here and it looks as if they are numerically inferior. My opponent also complained about their constant supply problems. Well, that's Kharkov in the bad ol' '43.
KG_RangerBooBoo Frid Jun 19, 2015 11:11 am
Really comes down to the German player. A mistake by him and the Russians have a chance and if not then a draw is a good result.
Technical Sergeant
ComradeP Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:37 pm
It's surprising that only 1 Draw has been reported, it's a challenging scenario for both sides.

The Germans can hold Kupyansk with relative ease if they don't make mistakes, but they also have to prevent the Soviets from exiting units.

The Soviets have to push towards the exit hex with mobile units whilst ideally also isolating Kupyansk.
PK Powers
General of the Army
PK Powers Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:26 pm
germans can not win here