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The Last Retreat - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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The Last Retreat

By D. Bevard
Allies 9 - 8 - 84 Axis
Rating: 6.31 (68)
Games Played: 101
SM: 2
Turns: 16
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Losevo, 3km SE of Kharkov: [Best played against Human opponent] As the long days of August passed, the advance by the Soviets 5th Guards Tank Army had been defeated and Kharkov was still in German hands. But Field-Marshal von Manstein realized that his divisions had paid a terrible price and that sooner or later the city would be encircled. Bending over the situation map in his headquarters he could see that soon half a dozen divisions would be trapped by the Russians. Remembering Stalingrad he said, "I'd rather lose a city than an army!" On August 22nd he ordered the city, which had changed hands four times in twenty-two months, evacuated for the last time. As soon as the German withdrawal became obvious the Russians thrust forward with the 27th Guards Tank Brigade from the east. Given the task of covering the withdrawal was a rearguard formed around the depleted 4th Panzergrenadier Regiment/6th Panzer Division and the remaining Tiger tanks of the 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion, who took up positions near Losevo southeast of Kharkov!
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis itlnprd's Profile itlnprd vs. Oldbones Oldbones's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 18 8
Axis itlnprd's Profile itlnprd vs. fastphil fastphil's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 24 4
Axis Oberst's Profile Oberst vs. Boisforas Boisforas's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 24 4
Allies Yossarian's Profile Yossarian vs. majog majog's Profile Axis Allies Major Loss 4 24
Axis kernel t's Profile kernel t vs. majog majog's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 24 4
Huib Versloot
Poor design. Win loss statistics speak for themselves. Unrealistic order of battle.
Boisforas
Major General
Boisforas Frid Sep 23, 2016 9:56 pm
Tough going for the Soviets having charge into the teeth of a large amount of Germen tank and infantry.