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#0709_02 Berezovka - Clearing the Pena Bend - Kursk Southern Front

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#0709_02 Berezovka - Clearing the Pena Bend

By David Freer
Germany 4 - 1 - 1 Russia
Rating: 6.68 (4)
Games Played: 6
SM: 2
Turns: 24
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia

Syrtsevo, South of Oboyan: July 9th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division. German Human vs Soviet AI or Head to Head) Generalleutnant Franz Westhoven's 3rd Panzer Division had been bogged down by fierce Soviet resistance at Lukhanino since July 6th. It was only late on the night of the 8th that the town's defenders either gave themselves up or melted back towards Russian lines. With Lukhanini cleared it was important to establish a bridgehead over the Pena River as soon as possible to both shorten the line and unhinge the defending 10th Mechanized Brigade. Clearing the town of Syrtsevo would be the key to breaking the Mech Brigades hold on the river line and ensuring any crossing was sustainable. Unbeknownst to Westhoven, 112th Tank Brigade had reformed at Berezovka and was in a position to counter any German move.

Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Gris's ProfileGris Slightly Pro Germany 8
Duncan's ProfileDuncan Well Balanced 8
kineas's Profilekineas Moderately Pro Germany 2
LordDeadwood's ProfileLordDeadwood Moderately Pro Germany 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Russia Gris's Profile Gris vs. Duncan Duncan's Profile Germany Russia Minor loss 6 18
Germany kineas's Profile kineas vs. LordDeadwood LordDeadwood's Profile Russia Germany Minor Victory 18 6
Germany Gris's Profile Gris vs. Duncan Duncan's Profile Russia Germany Minor Victory 18 6
Germany Duncan's Profile Duncan vs. Gris Gris's Profile Russia Draw 10 10
Russia Dog Soldier's Profile Dog Soldier vs. 7thcav 7thcav's Profile Germany Russia Major Victory 24 4
Lieutenant Colonel
Gris Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:16 pm
If you cannot hold the Axis you may have to retreat off the map to stop from being over ran. The Axis can't win on objectives alone. Retreat to fight another day if needed to win.
'Millions died or suffered in the mud of Flanders between 1914-18. Who remembers them? Even those with names on their graves are by now unknown soldiers.' - Mier Ronnen, Jerusalem Post, 1933 Gris
kineas Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:25 am
It can be a good intro scenario for newcomers (to play as the Germans). The SU player can't do much. It's a race against the clock for the Germans
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LordDeadwood Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:57 am
This scenario is a test of the Russian player's ability to retreat. Russians must exit the bulk of their forces before they are annihilated. Unfortunately, having most of them fixed for most of the game makes this difficult in the extreme. Also, the "D" quality troops don't help much either.