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To the Red Square - Red Victory

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To the Red Square

By Ozgur Budak
Axis 13 - 4 - 6 USSR
Rating: 7.63 (11)
Games Played: 23
SM: 2
Turns: 18
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: USSR
2 MARCH 1943, NEAR DZERZHINSKY SQUARE, KHARKOV: After destroying "Mobile Group Popov" in a brilliant counterattack south of Kharkov, von Manstein turned his eyes to the north and the city itself. Elements of the 4th Panzer Army raced northeast to cut the Kharkov-Belgorod road to trap more Russian units. On March 10, 2nd SS Panzer Korps reached the outskirts of the city. Manstein ordered the SS korps to capture the city of Kharkov. "Totenkopf" was ordered to make an enveloping move from North to cut the escape route to Belgorod. "Das Reich" entered the city from southeast and attempted to capture the eastern industrial district. "Leibstandarte Adolph Hitler" attacked the city from northeast aiming the city center. Early morning 11 March, the Leibstandarte division launched a two-prong attack into northern Kharkov. Kampfgruppe Witt, consisting elements from the 1st SS Panzergrenadier Regiment and 1st SS Panzer Regiment, attacked down the main road from Belgorod and captured Kharkov Airfield. Rybalko's 3rd Tank Army was defending the city center and its' approaches. Fierce Soviet counterattacks were defeated by the SS troopers. On 12 March, Kampfgruppe Witt made progress into the city's center, breaking through the strong Soviet defenses in the northern suburbs and began a house to house fight towards the center. By afternoon, German spearheads reached a position a couple of blocks north of the Dzerzhinsky Square, the city center of Kharkov. Standartenführer Fritz Witt, the commanding officer of the Kampfgruppe ordered a final push to reach the city center without further delay.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
keif149's Profilekeif149 Moderately Pro Axis 7
gabeeg's Profilegabeeg Well Balanced 9
jomni's Profilejomni Moderately Pro Axis 8
fastphil's Profilefastphil Moderately Pro Axis 8
flip0009's Profileflip0009 Slightly Pro Axis 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Gris's Profile Gris vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile USSR Axis Minor Loss 4 12
USSR Richie61's Profile Richie61 vs. todk todk's Profile Axis Draw 8 8
USSR Laza's Profile Laza vs. Richie61 Richie61's Profile Axis USSR Minor Loss 4 12
USSR Richie61's Profile Richie61 vs. kolc kolc's Profile Axis Draw 8 8
USSR Apollo11's Profile Apollo11 vs. Pepe Botijo Pepe Botijo's Profile Axis USSR Minor Victory 12 4
fastphil
Hard for the Soviets if the AXIS does a slow methodical advance and doesn't suffer from too much vechicle immobilization.
Richie61
General
Richie61 Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:23 pm
I got really lucky with a draw. Vehicle losses hurt the Axis. :)
"Ideals are peaceful. History is violent."
Richie61
General
Richie61 Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:08 pm
Axis over powered the Soviets towards the end.
"Ideals are peaceful. History is violent."
Pepe Botijo
Private
Pepe Botijo Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:45 pm
I find this game pretty balanced if you low the infantry vehicle value to 10.