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055 Creating the Korsun Pocket

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Total plays 1 - Last reported by alecrespi on 2021-03-31 23:51:38

After its victory at Kursk in July 1943, the Soviet Red Army relentlessly pushed the Germans back. Although Kiev and a Mtge part of the Ukraine were liberated, six months of constant fighting saw no major breakthroughs. That would change when the Germans attempted to form a defensive line on the Dnieper River in the winter of 1943-1944. Operation Korsun-Shevchenkovskii was the first Soviet attempt at encirclement since Stalingrad more than a year earlier. The attack began on 25 January 1944, and three days later the Soviet armored spearheads met finm opposite directions along a narrow breakthrough corridor Inside the pocket at least six understrength German divisions were trapped.

 

  Soviet German
Division 1

5 Squad Bases
- 13 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar Crew

2 T-34/76s

4 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 1 Mortar Crew

1x AntiTank
1x Concealed Concealed

Division 2

4 Squad Bases
- 14 Regular Infantry
- 2 Officer

1 SU-122

4 Squad Bases
- 13 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

1x AntiTank
1x Concealed Concealed

Strategy Decks Artillery 1
Winter Tactics 1 (Shared)
Ground Support 1
Winter Tactics 1 (Shared)
Starting Strategy Cards 1 1
Operations Cards 044 Soviet Command Restraints 013 Desperate Defenders
Deployment Zone Division 1: Any hex with a dark red border on map 34A.
Division 2: Any hex with a dark red border on map 35A.
Division 1: Any of the hexes on map 31A.
Division 2: Any building hex on map 38A.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective The Soviets win if they control all building hexes on map 38A by the end of round 6. The Germans win if the Soviets are unable to fulfill their objectives by the end of round 6.
Rounds 6
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules - -
Hints for players Historically, the Soviets quickly tore through the defenders, but the Germans can win through careful deployment and shrewd use of their anti-tank squads.

 

Tags: German Army, Soviet Army, Complexity: Low, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1944, Version: FFG FoB

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