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078 The Longest Ridge

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July 19, 1943: As the fighting for Kursk rages to the north, the reconstituted German 6th Army struggles to contain a serious Soviet assault along the Mius River. General Hollidt has ordered the 23rd Panzer Division, along with its newly acquired sIG 33b assault guns, to capture Hill 213.9. Unfortunately, the supporting attacks of the 16th Panzergrenadier and 306th Infantry Divisions have failed, leaving the panzers to struggle across the ridge alone.

 

  Soviet German
Division 1

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

2 ZiS 76.2 Anti-Tank Guns

2x AntiTank
1x Concealed Concealed

9 Squad Bases
- 22 Regular Infantry
- 7 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar Crew
- 2 Machine Gun Crews

4 SdKfz 251 Half-Tracks

1x Engineer

Division 2

8 Squad Bases
- 19 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 2 Machine Gun Crews
- 2 Mortar Gun Crews

2x Engineer
1x AntiTank
1x Concealed Concealed

3 Panzer III Tanks
1 Panzer IV Tank
2 sIG 33b Assault Guns
2 StuG III E Assault Gun
Strategy Decks Ground Support 1
Soviet Artillery 1
Combined Air Support 1 (Shared, with “Night Witches” card removed)
Command 1
SD German Artillery 1
Combined Air Support 1 (Shared, with “Night Witches” card removed)
Starting Strategy Cards 3 3
Operations Cards 040 Lack of Tank Radios
052 Lay Mines
002 Heavy Fog (Applies to Soviet squads and equipment units only. See Special Rules.)
049A SiG 33B (statistics) (see Special Rules)
049B SiG 33B (abilities) (see Special Rules)
011 Elite Tank Crew
005 Clear Mines
Deployment Zone Division 1: Any of the hexes on maps 6A and 9B.
Division 2: Any of the hexes on maps 1B, 8B and 7B.
Division 1: Any of the hexes on map 10A.
Division 2: Any non-hill hex of map 5B.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective Any other result is a Soviet victory (see German objective). The Germans must control the victory objective at the end of game round 8. 
Rounds 8
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements

Status Phase 2:
- 2 T-34/76 Tanks
- 2 T-70 Tanks

Status Phase 5:
- 2 T-34/76 Tanks
- 1 KV-1 Tank
- 1 SU-122 Tank Destroyer

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Special Rules
  • For the purposes of this scenario, ignore the text on the “sIG 33b (Statistics)” Operations card which states that “all the StuG III units in this scenario are considered sIG 33b units.” Both types of vehicle are deployed normally.
  • The “Heavy Fog” Operations card represents the effective use of concealment by the Soviets as they used the extensive sunflower fields to conceal their positions.
Terrain Features The stream is Shallow.

 

Tags: German Army, Soviet Army, Complexity: Medium, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1943, Version: NW KS

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