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263 Kursk Northern Salient

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On July 9th 1943, the German Amy Group Center led by Gunther Von Kluge were ordered to attack Kursk from the north to encircle Russian units in the "Kursk Salient". His first objective was to take the railway station and Hill 253.3 in the little town of Ponyri that lay between him and his main objective, Kursk. The Russians took heavy losses and the ground was litered with burning T34 tank hulls. That evening the 508th Grenadier Division along with a handful of Elefant tank destroyers took Hill 253.3. The next day, Walter Model ordered in his reinforcements to replenish the 292nd Infantry Regiment, which had all but been decimated. The Soviet resistance was still too strong and the Germans retreated on the 16th.

 

  Soviet German
Division 1

5 Squad Bases
- 15 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 2 Mortar Crew

6 T-34/76 Tank
2 SU-122 SP Gun
2 M3A1 Half Track
2 Zis-3 76.2 Gun

1x Sabotage
1x Flamethrower
1x AntiTank

5 Squad Bases
- 12 Regular Infantry
- 2 Machine Gun Crew
- 2 Mortar Crew

2 Jagdpanzer IV TD
4 Tiger 1 Tank
1 STuG III Tank
2 SDKFZ 251 HT
2 PAK 40 75mm AT

1x Engineer
1x Flamethrower
1x AntiTank

Division 2

5 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 3 Elite Infantry
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 2 Mortar Crew

4 KV-1 Tank
2 SU-122 SP Gun
4 T-34/76 Tank
2 Zis-3 76.2 Gun

1x Sabotage
1x AntiTank

4 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 2 Mortar Crew

1 Panther Tank
3 STuG Ill Tank
2 Tiger 1 Tank
1 Panzer IV Tank
1 SDKFZ 251 HT

1x Engineer
1x AntiTank

Strategy Decks Artillery 2
Combined Air Support 1 (shared)
Sabotage
Combined Air Support 1 (shared)
Command 1
Ground Support 1
Starting Strategy Cards 3 2
Operations Cards Heavy Support
T34 Increased Fwpwr
KV1 Increased Fwpwr
Clear Mines
Panzer IV Ausf E
Deployment Zone Division 1: dark brown hexes on map 11A.
Division 2: light brown hexes on map 7A.
You may deploy with your AT guns as being transported by your half track.
Division 1: dark gray hexes on map 12B.
Division 2: light gray hexes on map 8A.
You may deploy with your AT gun, or squads as being transported by your half tracks.
Starting Initiative   Initiative Token
Objective Germans are to take the three objective medals by the end of the 10th round. The three objectives are to secure hill 253.3 , the train station to the South and the tractor factory in the center. If the Germans are able to take all three objectives, they have a major win. If they are only able to take two objectives by round 10, they have a minor win. They also get one point for every tank that exits the board through the blue hex, 2 for each Tiger that exits. The Soviets need to hold on to all three objectives for a major win, or two for a minor win.
Rounds 10
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements At the end of Round 6 the Russians receive the following ; 3 squad bases with 6 infantry, 1 officer, 3 elite, and 1 MG crew. They also receive three T34 tanks and 2 KV1 tanks in the reinforcement spaces. At the end of round 2, the Germans receive 3 Panzer IV tanks, 2 squad bases with 4 infantry, 3 elite, and 1 officer with engineering, deploy in dark gray hexes.
Special Rules - -

 

Tags: German Army, Soviet Army, Complexity: High, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1943

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