Tip Your Hat to the Tiger! - The Matrix Games version of East Front II
Tip Your Hat to the Tiger!By D. Bevard
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Tomarovka, 25km W of Belgorod: [Best played against Human opponent] With the coming of Spring, the German forces moved forward with a new enthusiasm. Attacks around Kharkov and Belgorod were initiated with the GrossDeutschland Division as the spearhead. A new weapon in the German armored arsenal was being introduced. It was the Mark VI "Tiger" tank, and a bitter surprise for the Russians. After taking the city of Tomarovka, the Germans encountered the inevitable Soviet counterattack. Instead of rushing into the battle and being cut to pieces by the faster and more maneuverable T-34s, the Germans prepared to meet the Russian armor on the outskirts of the city where their deadly 88mm cannons could be used to its full effect. As T-34 turrets were blown off the hulls, the Germans started a new saying: "The T-34 raises its hat whenever it meets a Tiger!"