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The Citadel at Velikiye Luki - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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The Citadel at Velikiye Luki

By D. Bevard
Allies 5 - 3 - 19 Axis
Rating: 7.34 (20)
Games Played: 27
SM: 2
Turns: 17
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Velikiye Luki, 220km NW of Smolensk: [Best played as Allied] By mid December 1942, the German defenders at Velikiye Luki had been surrounded by the Red Army and cut off from outside supplies for over a month. Several attempts to relieve the desperate defenders had failed. Inside the fortress were 7500 German troops under Lieutenant-Colonel von Sass, defending a front line of thirteen miles. They were elements of the 83rd Infantry Division reinforced, or had simply been joined by other units who found themselves inside the "fortress" after their retreat from the Russian onslaught. Having repulsed multiple attacks and with supplies disappearing quickly, the situation was becoming desperate! On the day after Christmas the Soviets attacked again. The primary objective for the 135th Guards Rifle Regiment, supported by the 45th Guards Tank Regiment, was The Citadel on the western bank of the Lovat River.
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Matt's ProfileMatt Moderately Pro Allies 4
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Rustbelt's ProfileRustbelt Slightly Pro Axis 7
Rustbelt's ProfileRustbelt Well Balanced 9
Scorched Earth
Veru tough, expect huge losses as the russkies & to sit tight & take it on the chin as the Jerries.
First Sergeant
1925frank Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:24 pm
The citadel has cliffs on some hex-sides and not on others. It's difficult to see which.