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056 Prelude to Breakout

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Record a victory for ALLIES ARMY  0 %
Total plays 1 - Last reported by pino on 2022-06-30 01:31:39

After Soviet tank armies sealed the pocket at Korsun on 28 January 1944, the Germans immediately begat: supplL, operations by air to sustain their troops surrounded in the encirclement. But a counterattack by German panzers to rescue the trapped men was the only MTV to avoid their eventual sus-lender. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein, commander ofiirmy Group South. assembled an armored force to prepare the way for a breakout by the two surrounded corps. On 4 February, elements of the 17th Panzer Division and an independent panzer regiment equipped with hemy Panther and Tiger tanks advanced. Their goal: reach and hold crossings over the Gniloi Tikich River to establish a secure corridor for the second part of the breakout operation.

 

  Soviet German
Division 1

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

1 ZiS 76.2 AT Gun

1x Medic
2x Concealed Concealed

4 Squad Bases
- 2 Elite Infantry
- 9 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 1 Mortar Crew

3 SdKfz 251 Half-Tracks
2 Tiger Is

Division 2

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

1 ZiS 76.2 AT Gun

2x Concealed Concealed

4 Squad Bases
- 2 Elite Infantry
- 9 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 1 Mortar Crew

3 SdKlz 251 Half-Tracks
2 Panthers
1 Panzer IV

Strategy Decks Artillery 1
Combined Air Support 1 (Shared)
Winter Tactics 1 (Shared)
Artillery 2
Combined Air Support 1 (Shared)
Winter Tactics 1 (Shared)
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards 044 Soviet Command Restraints
041 Increased Firepower: T-34
040 Lack of Tank Radios
039 Snow Squalls (shared)
043 Tank Riders
039 Snow Squalls (shared)
Deployment Zone Division 1: Any of the hexes on map 39B.
Division 2: Any hex on maps 31A, 32A, and 37A.
Division 1: Any hex with a grey border on map 36A.
Division 2: Any hex with a grey border on maps 33A and 35A.
Starting Initiative   Initiative Token
Objective The Soviets win if the Germans are unable to fulfill their objectives by the end of round 10. The Germans win if they control at least one victory hex by the end of round 10.
Rounds 10
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements

Status Phase of Round 3 (Soviet D2)
- 1 T-34/76

Status Phase of Round 5 (Soviet D2)
- 2 T-34/76s
Mark one of these T-34/76s as the 041 Increased Firepower: T-34 version with the 85mm gun.

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Special Rules
  • The Operations card "039 Snow Squalls" is removed at the end of round 6.
  • Snow reduce movement values of all units by 1.
Terrain Features The stream is Shallow.
Historical Notes The Germans were only able to capture the ford over the river. By 16 February, more than half of the 60,000 soldiers trapped in the pocket reached German lines, but almost all of their equipment was left behind.

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.

 

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

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pino replied the topic: #816 3 months 5 days ago
Not a very well balanced scenario. 9 Maps, 10 turns and Snow Squalls are a lot of space and time for the German to avoid contact with Russian forces. I've played this scenario with my friend Alessandro, and at the end of Round 4 i've reach the two objective points and almost annihilated the entire Russian forces....what could i say?
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alecrespi replied the topic: #599 11 months 2 weeks ago
Thank you joey for sharing this.
Attached you can find the scenario picture you sent me.

I've also updated the main scenario picture with a sort of "suggested unit deploy".
Enjoy.
Ale

 
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joeyama replied the topic: #598 11 months 2 weeks ago
Hello again,
I've created corrected map for scenario "Prelude to Breakout", applied information from Official/unofficial Errata.
You can download the image file from the following link:

www.mediafire.com/view/t3ipcr3k2r4wudi/T...t-corrected.jpg/file

Hope this gonna help somebody!!

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I say that the delivery of needed supplies to Britain is imperative. I say that this can be done; it must be done; and it will be done...The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  (during his Fireside Chat radio address, May 27, 1941)
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt