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Smoke and Mirrors - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Smoke and Mirrors

By Cory Runyan
Axis 11 - 0 - 9 Allies
Rating: 7.06 (16)
Games Played: 20
SM: 1
Turns: 8
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Manychskaya, 15km E of Rostov: [Best played as Axis] Early in January, four Russian corps pushed across the river Manych in an attempt to capture Rostov and cut off the entire First Panzer Army in the Caucasus. Seeing the seriousness of the situation, Manstein ordered vigorous counterattacks which succeded in pushing the Russians back to their bridgehead at Manychskaya. Since another attempt for Rostov might be made at any time, it was clear that this bridgehead needed to be eliminated. On 24 January an attempt was made to take the village, but it was quickly stopped by the Soviet tanks carefully dug in and concealed between the houses in the southern part of the village. For the 25th a plan of attack was devised to draw the enemy tanks from their entrenched positions. Using a feint attack and a heavy smokescreen to deceive the Russians, General Balck and 11th Panzer Division smashed the bridgehead. Can you do the same?
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
BobP's ProfileBobP Moderately Pro Axis 6
Matt's ProfileMatt Slightly Pro Axis 7
Steve DAmato's ProfileSteve DAmato Slightly Pro Axis 8
Gunnar S's ProfileGunnar S Slightly Pro Axis 8
Soldier's ProfileSoldier Well Balanced 9
A good game played the first time but after that I'm not sure?
Good Hunting,
1st Lieutenant
Warhorse Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:48 pm
I was too slow to encircle the village towards the objectives.
Meine Ehre heisst Treue

First Sergeant
Geier Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:14 pm
German player is really pressed for time to reach the objectives due to reduced mobility (Snow).