Tigers Forward - The Matrix Games version of East Front II
Tigers ForwardBy D. Bevard
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Krasnogorodka, 15km SW of Medvin, 160km S of Kiev: [Best played against Human opponent] With nearly seven divisions surrounded in the Korsun (Cherkassy) pocket, the Fuehrer's Headquarters insisted that the 3rd Panzer Corps launch a relief attack along the high ground to the north of Medvin, then wheel east to annihilate the Soviet forces between them and the pocket. It was a good plan but it did not take into account the four intervening Russian tank corps and the thick mud of the rasputitsa (muddy season). It wasn't 1941 anymore and the Russian tankers were not going to just step aside! The panzer corps launched its attack on the 4th of February lead by a phalanx of Tigers and Panthers of Baeke's Heavy Panzer Regiment. As the panzers pushed northwards from Chaplinka through the thick mud, Baeke's leading Panthers and reconnaissance platoons were engaged by the reinforced Soviet 51st Tank Brigade/3rd Tank Corps near Krasnogorodka. Determined to punch a hole through the Red armor, Baeke's orders were given without hesitation: "Tigers Forward!"