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Holding the Bear at Demyansk - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Holding the Bear at Demyansk

By D. Bevard
Axis 80 - 33 - 75 Allies
Rating: 8.57 (141)
Games Played: 188
SM: 3
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
South of Demyansk, 150km SE of Novgorod: [Best played against Human opponent or as Axis] As Operation Typhoon slowly ground to a halt with German forces in sight of Moscow, the Russians launched a major counteroffensive against Army Group Center. Division after division was hurled at the Germans, already under attack by the unrelenting Russian winter. Against the flood of Soviet divisions stood two German breakwaters. Demyansk and Kholm. On January 12th the German 3rd Panzer Regiment, equipped with newer Pz IV’s, and the 6th SS Motorized Infantry Regiment slammed into the advancing Soviet 14th Guards Rifle Regiment with its supporting armor, the 85th and 170th Tank Battalions south of Demyansk near Molvotitsy.
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Soviet armor makes this one slightly more difficult for Axis. Definitely not impossible, though, and worth a play.
No rating as my opponent disappeared
A fantastic scenario....
T-34's and KV-1's vs elite SS infantry and PZ-III's..almost no one alive by the end of the game...Best Played Blind
General of the Army
Oberst Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:12 am
Many different strategies & tactics can be used by either side. Soviet inf are fragile and must be kept out of harms way.
1st Lieutenant
Warhorse Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:45 pm
A wild, crazy, see-saw scenario, very entertaining, my opponent and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Meine Ehre heisst Treue

Tiger 88
General of the Army
Tiger 88 Frid Dec 13, 2019 1:47 am
Just an all around great scenario and fun to play! Germans need to rush to vhexes, combine KGs and go for it!
Herr Straße Laufer
General of the Army
Herr Straße Laufer Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:58 pm
Germans need to drive, drive and drive. Soviets need to regroup and consolidate reinforcements.
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Dan Caviness
1st Lieutenant
Dan Caviness Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Very few opportunities to misdirect with this one, and those early war T34's and KV's are more than a match for the early German armor.