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43_1112_05_Counterattack at Fastov - PzC 25 Kiev '43

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43_1112_05_Counterattack at Fastov

By David Freer & Bill Peters
Germany 5 - 2 - 2 Soviet
Rating: 8.04 (12)
Games Played: 9
SM: 2
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Soviet
Date: November 12, 1943 - Size: Medium - Location: Fastov, 63 kms SW of Kiev

Intended for Head to Head play or Solo play as either side vs. AI (Best played as Axis)

For Solo victory conditions please consult the "Kiev-43_Solo-Vic-Cond.pdf" document

Scenario Briefing: This scenario covers the early attempts of the 48th Panzer Corps to retake Fastov on the 12th thru 13th of November. The Russians had decided on a defensive posture and the German 25th Panzer Division was unequal to the task. "Das Reich" supported the operation by guarding the flank of the armored division and making attacks of their own. Eventually the Germans had to call off the attack. The action gets underway as the scenario opens with both sides at point blank range in front of Fastov!
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
larsonney's Profilelarsonney Well Balanced 8
Kilo's ProfileKilo Slightly Pro Germany 6
jim pfleck's Profilejim pfleck Well Balanced 10
vLuttwitz's ProfilevLuttwitz Slightly Pro Germany 8
Fhil's ProfileFhil Moderately Pro Germany 8
Kilo Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:24 pm
Germans have more armor in beginning. Russians need to concentrate on holding limited VP's to start.
jim pfleck
jim pfleck Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:04 pm
both sides have to attack and defend. Very finely balanced scenario.
Lieutenant General
The_General Frid Dec 23, 2022 2:50 pm
Good scenario, the result was not decided until the final turns.
Kool Kat
Lieutenant General
Kool Kat Frid Dec 23, 2022 3:02 pm
Both sides have multiple opportunities to attack and counterattack. Russian numbers versus German quality. A superbly balanced scenario with good replay value!
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /
Master Sergeant
ComradeP Wed Jun 05, 2024 6:49 pm
Though entertaining, I find it difficult to see how the Axis can lose.

The objectives are too close to the German starting positions to hold and the Soviets lack the quality to hold ground for more than a few turns.