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Kicking Open the Gate - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Kicking Open the Gate

By D. Bevard
Axis 14 - 11 - 31 Allies
Rating: 7.6 (44)
Games Played: 56
SM: 2
Turns: 15
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Uspenovka, 55km W of Stalino (Donetsk): [Best played against Human opponent] With a large part of Army Group South tied up in the Crimea and Kleist's First Panzer Army occupied with the drive toward Taganrog and Rostov, the Italians for the only time in the war became the advanced unit for the Axis in southern Russia and their drive east. Fighting Soviet rearguards and the autumn rains, which turned the roads into a sea of mud, they forced their way to the Sukiye Yali River, 55km from Stalino. Waiting on the other side at Uspenovka were the survivors of the Russian 274th Rifle Division, which had suffered heavy casualties at Uman. The task of taking the bridges and "kicking open the gate" to Stalino was given to the 3rd Celere Mobile Division. As the mists began to clear on October 17th, elements of the 1st Bersaglieri and 5th Novara Regiments with light tank support launched their attack. If successful the road to Stalino and the most important industrial region of the Soviet Union would be open.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Slightly Pro Allies 6
Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Moderately Pro Allies 6
Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Slightly Pro Allies 6
Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Slightly Pro Allies 6
Mercur's ProfileMercur Well Balanced 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies XLVIII Pz. Korp's Profile XLVIII Pz. Korp vs. Oberst Oberst's Profile Axis Draw 12 12
Allies Ivan The Big's Profile Ivan The Big vs. Three63 Three63's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 24 4
Allies Boisforas's Profile Boisforas vs. Hawk Kriegsman Hawk Kriegsman's Profile Axis Draw 12 12
Allies Boisforas's Profile Boisforas vs. Scaz Scaz's Profile Axis Allies Minor Victory 18 8
Axis leemac's Profile leemac vs. R Zimmerman R Zimmerman's Profile Allies Axis Major Loss 4 24
Although a small battle there was a lot of action from turn 1 to 15. We fought this battle right down to the last turn with neither player able to forecast the final outcome.
Good Hunting,
Tough battle for both sides. Interesting to play the Italians. Italians need to think outside the box to win.
Herr Straße Laufer
Needs reworking.
“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
Master Sergeant
Schwerpunkt75 Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:50 am
Interesting scenario. Both forces definitely have challenges and strengths. Terrain and fortifications are tough for the Italians to crack.
Ivan The Big
1st Lieutenant
Ivan The Big Frid Jan 05, 2018 9:53 am
Interesting mix of Italian and Russian forces.