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The Siberians are Coming - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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The Siberians are Coming

By D. Bevard
Allies 64 - 14 - 52 Axis
Rating: 7.74 (90)
Games Played: 130
SM: 2
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Panovo, 25km E of Tula: [Best played against Human opponent] Operation Typhoon had failed! Even Hitler had finally admitted that Moscow could not be captured in '41, and had ordered the German Army to withdraw to defensible positions. The retreat in icy winds through waist-high snow, over mirror-smooth roads, was hell. Not infrequently the formations were involved in skirmishes with fast Siberian ski battalions. But Guderian's battle hardened divisions were no inexperienced rabbits. At Panovo, east of Tula, Russian tanks and ski battalions were putting the pressure on the withdrawing 3rd Panzer Division. Covering the vital bridge across the Shat River were elements of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment facing T-34's and ski-mounted Siberians of the 1322nd Rifle Regiment. If the Germans can hold out, help is on the way!
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Matto's ProfileMatto Slightly Pro Allies 6
Laza's ProfileLaza Well Balanced 7
Herr Nash's ProfileHerr Nash Slightly Pro Allies 7
Eyerishlad's ProfileEyerishlad Slightly Pro Axis 6
Rebel's ProfileRebel Slightly Pro Allies 7
Worth a play as either side. Interesting in that it's one of the few PBEM games where one side or the other uses ski-troops. As Allies, it's critical to use the ski troops to the fullest advantage possible.
Scorched Earth
tough one, the allies must go for broke, even capturing all the obj's is not enough to win.
Deutscher Landser
very interesting scn. but allied forces are too strong.
The Axis bunkers in this one make it a tough go for the otherwise overwhelming Russian force.
This may be a scenario where, if the Russian player reads the map correctly, the German player might not have much of a chance.
Played with Extreme Assault turned OFF.
5 Leichte Div
WE did it with all options. EA option was tougher to assault , but bunkers could be taken if isolated for a while by superior numbers