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#430809_01 Flanking Kharkov - Crossing the Merchik - PzB Demo

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#430809_01 Flanking Kharkov - Crossing the Merchik

By Chris Maiorana
Russia 0 - 0 - 5 Germany
Rating: 7.13 (4)
Games Played: 5
SM: 3
Turns: 32
Type: Stock
First Side: Russia
Second Side: Germany
Bogodukhov, Ukraine: 9th August, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division. Head to Head or either side vs AI) In the early morning hours of August 9, General Katukov of the 1st Tank Army has received a directive from Stavka. The directive reads:The Stavka of the High Command considers it necessary to isolate Kharkov by means of a rapid cutting of the main rail and road lines of communication in the direction of Poltava, Krasnograd and Lozovaya to speed the liberation of Kharkov. Katukov having already been blunted from crossing the Merchik by advance elements of SS Division Totenkopf, moves the powerful 6th Tank Corps forward, ordering them to seize the Merchik River crossings and then drive towards the train depot at Kovyagi and outflank the Germans in Kharkov. With the 10th Mechanized brigade moving in support on their eastern flank, Katukov believes the 6th will help him regain the initiative.
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XLVIII Pz. Korp's ProfileXLVIII Pz. Korp Well Balanced 7
5 Leichte Div's Profile5 Leichte Div Moderately Pro Germany 9
Stas_sche's ProfileStas_sche Moderately Pro Germany 7
Riley D. Smith's ProfileRiley D. Smith Slightly Pro Germany 7
5 Leichte Div
5 Leichte Div Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:37 pm
A challenge for the Allied-Soviet player
We both failed - but good planning and discipline could be decisive ! Also , the Germans are "super krauts " !
Stas_sche Frid Apr 02, 2021 3:10 pm
German's Morale A units are superhumans indeed. One of the engineers companies got Distracted for the first time only after was reduced from 120+ soldiers to less than 20.
Riley D. Smith
1st Lieutenant
Riley D. Smith Frid Apr 02, 2021 5:56 pm
Great challenge for the player taking the Allies in this one. Earning an "Allied Minor Loss" would be challenging in itself I believe.