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Red Steel at Fedorovka - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Red Steel at Fedorovka

By D. Bevard
Axis 237 - 55 - 159 Allies
Rating: 7.86 (308)
Games Played: 451
SM: 1
Turns: 14
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Fedorovka, 30km NW of Kharkov: [Best played against Human opponent] The vast fields of sunflowers lay under a scorching summer sun northwest of Kharkov. By the morning of August 20th, due to a determined German defense to the northeast at Polevaya, the Soviet 5th Tank Corps had pushed around to the west and was threatening the road leading to Poltava. The narrow lifeline into the city was in danger of being severed. The Russians attacked in a huge armored wedge through the endless sunflower fields, the hunters were lying in wait with a phalanx of Panthers, Tigers, heavy assault guns, and of course the irresistible 88s, from the 3rd and SS "Das Reich" Panzer Divisions. As the battle raged and dusk began to fall, elements of the Russian 14th Guards Tank Brigade swung toward the road junction at Fedorovka. German reserves were nearly exhausted and only a mixed panzer battalion from "Das Reich's" 2nd SS Panzer Regiment, reinforced with the division's heavy panzer company, could be spared to meet the Soviet tanks.
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Reddog
The Allied side took heavy losses early in the battle and the game was ended by turn 7.
Good Hunting,
Reddog
Tiger 88
good scenario - lots of tactical decesions for both sides - mass armour perhaps?
Tiger 88
Lots of tacticaly options for this one - perhaps massing armour!
Big Dawg
The Russian needs to take advantage of having the last turn.
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" --Ronald Reagan
Herr Straße Laufer
Still one of the best balanced small scenarios.
“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
Herr Straße Laufer
A classic scenario changed forever by the new assault and variable visibility rules.
“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
Astyreal
Nice short one, but seemed imbalanced.
Herr Straße Laufer
Well balanced when played with extreme assault off.
“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
Herr Straße Laufer
Well balanced when not using Extreme Assault.
“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
glazarou
Nice and balanced scenario, especially for online playing. No infantry, no artillery... no recon.
Troll
As always the Allies have to shoot and scoot, hide and ambush, can not go toe to toe with Axis Armor.
Herr Straße Laufer
Still one of the most balanced small scenarios and a great teaching game for newbies.
“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
Blitz Shadow Player
I did not read the briefing:)
Maybe I should have done:)
Death~Dealer
Small-scale armor engagement of primarily T-34s versus German Tigers, Panthers and MkIVs. The Germans have the decided edge in armor and terrain from the beginning.
Outlaw Josey Wales
General of the Army
Outlaw Josey Wales Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Needs more T34s or a few of the better tanks or TDs to better even out the Panthers and Tigers.

If it is historical, leave it alone. I don't care about balance if it is historical. If you balance a historical scenario, it becomes ahistorical.
Big Ivan
1st Lieutenant
Big Ivan Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Interesting scenario but against equal players the Germans should for the most part come out on top thee majority of the time.