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0708_03: Storming the Land Bridge_Alt - PzC 01 Smolensk '41

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0708_03: Storming the Land Bridge_Alt

By Michael Avanzini (edited: Williams)
Germany 2 - 1 - 6 USSR
Rating: 7.1 (9)
Games Played: 9
SM: 4
Turns: 40
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: USSR
140km NW of Smolensk: On the morning of 8th July, Hoth already had advance elements of the 20th Panzer division across the Dvina River. He was ready to advance on Vitebsk, which would unhinge Timoshenko's defensive line. Two more panzer divisons, the 7th and 12th, were to break through in the "land bridge" area between Vitebsk and Orsha. If these attacks succeeded then the panzers would be free to advance on Smolensk in conjunction with Guderian's Panzergruppe 2. What was needed now, was steel nerves and a quick strike to force the Soviet defenses. This is a medium sized scenario that covers the opening of the battle in the area from Vitebsk south to Orsha. (14,900 sq km - 40 Turns, Explicit Supply)
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Gordons HQ's ProfileGordons HQ Slightly Pro USSR 8
keif149's Profilekeif149 Moderately Pro USSR 8
Caseblue's ProfileCaseblue Well Balanced 10
Sgt Jasper's ProfileSgt Jasper Moderately Pro USSR 8
zorak's Profilezorak Well Balanced 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
USSR Steel God's Profile Steel God vs. fabiominatti fabiominatti's Profile Germany USSR Major Victory 72 8
USSR Basadovsky's Profile Basadovsky vs. Smedley Smedley's Profile Germany USSR Minor Victory 56 24
USSR zorak's Profile zorak vs. Many Mariuses Many Mariuses's Profile Germany Draw 40 40
USSR Sgt Jasper's Profile Sgt Jasper vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Germany USSR Major Victory 72 8
USSR Bioman's Profile Bioman vs. Fortynslow Fortynslow's Profile Germany USSR Major Victory 72 8
Sgt Jasper
Lieutenant Colonel
Sgt Jasper Frid Dec 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Scenario needs to be re-balanced for Smolensk Gold somehow. New disruption movement rules make it very hard to complete an encirclement on the Russians.
Many Mariuses
First Sergeant
Many Mariuses Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:14 pm
The Germans dominate the scenario, though it is balanced so that victory is difficult for them.
Private 1st Class
Basadovsky Frid Feb 23, 2024 10:14 am
The game was enjoyable. On the Soviet side, we feel the undeniable power of the German panzer divisions. It's all about delay to secure victory. Although we were on the verge of a draw, I didn't feel any particular danger of going over. Despite the strength of the German divisions, I think this is a challenge for them.
Steel God
Steel God Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:30 pm
I think for the Germans to win score wise they must avoid getting bogged down in a fight with the Soviets where they can conduct a fighting withdrawal.