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053 Shock and Awe

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Victory Results:
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Record a victory for ALLIES ARMY  0 %
Total plays 2 - Last reported by pino on 2021-10-15 01:02:37

In the winter of 1942, Soviet forces mounted the Toropets-Kholm offensive south of Lake Ilmen. Soviet forces, although ill-equipped, were able to surprise two forward German regiments, as the regiments were spread to such a degree that they couldn’t protect each other. Capture of the German supply depot at Toropets allowed the Soviets to press further than expected, helping to create the northern border of the Rzhev salient, which would become key in forcing the withdrawal of German troops the next year. The Toropets-Kholm offensive also led to two simultaneous encirclements of German troops at Kholm and Demyansk. 

  Soviet German
Division 1

2 Squad Bases
- 5 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

1 KV-1

2 T-34/76s

5 Squad Bases
- 15 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- I Machine Gun Crew
- I Mortar Crew

1 PaK 40 75mm AT Gun

1x AntiTank

Division 2

5 Squad Bases
- 17 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

5 Squad Bases
- 15 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer

1x AntiTank
1x Sabotage

Strategy Decks Winter Tactics 1
Combined Air Support 1 (Shared)
Artillery 1
Combined Air Support 1 (Shared)
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards 043 Tank Riders
048 Heavy Mortar Support
012 Massive Confusion
Deployment Zone Any of the road hexes on maps 35A. 39A, and 37B. Division 1: Any whole hexes on map 32A.
Division 2: Any whole hexes on map 3M
Starting Initiative Soviets place starting units first. Initiative Token
Objective The Soviets win if they control the two victory hexes (on maps 32A and 38A) at the end of round 5. The Germans win if the Soviets are unable to fulfill their objectives at the end of round 5
Rounds 5
Actions per turn 2 2
Reinforcements

The Soviets only receive reinforcements if they control the neutral objective hex (on map 36A) during the listed Status Phase.

Status Phase of Round 3:
Soviet D1:
• 4 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
• 2 M3A1 Half-Tracks
• 3 Specialization Tokens
1x  Medic
2x  Flamethrower

Status Phase of Round 4:
German D1
• 3 Squad Bases
- 7 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
Special Rules - -

 

Tags: German Army, Soviet Army, Complexity: Low, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1942, Version: FFG FoB

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joeyama replied the topic: #597 11 months 1 week ago
Ops sorry you've already added on PtB scenario page!
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joeyama replied the topic: #596 11 months 1 week ago
No problem! Grad to see this game is still active!!

Hey there is new Errata and FAQ for FoB on BGG originally done by (supposed be) 1A Games.

boardgamegeek.com/filepage/103500/fotb-errata-and-faq

However there is no images with this file and looks like "Prelude to Breakout" should have corrected map. Instead of the map, there is a paragraph:

"In the “Prelude to Breakout” scenario, the two-point command objective on map 32A is Soviet and not German. Also, there should be a two-point German command objective on map 33A behind the hill (compass direction 3) on the clear hex next to the balka, and a neutral two-point command objection on the hill hex of 36A."
(If this post should be the scenario PtB then sorry to post here...)
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alecrespi replied the topic: #595 11 months 2 weeks ago
Thank you both for the compliments and for submitting the correct background text.
I've just replaced it!
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joeyama replied the topic: #594 11 months 2 weeks ago
First of all huge thx for these great works! I really appreciated.
The intro of this scenario should be following:

In the winter of 1942, Soviet forces mounted the Toropets-Kholm offensive south of Lake Ilmen. Soviet forces, although ill-equipped, were able to surprise two forward German regiments, as the regiments were spread to such a degree that they couldn’t protect each other. Capture of the German supply depot at Toropets allowed the Soviets to press further than expected, helping to create the northern border of the Rzhev salient, which would become key in forcing the withdrawal of German troops the next year. The Toropets-Kholm offensive also led to two simultaneous encirclements of German troops at Kholm and Demyansk.

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