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43_1115_09_Brusilov Assault - PzC 25 Kiev '43

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43_1115_09_Brusilov Assault

By David Freer & Bill Peters
Germany 2 - 0 - 0 Soviet
Rating: 4.57 (3)
Games Played: 2
SM: 3
Turns: 28
Type: Stock
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Soviet
Date: November 15, 1943 - Size: Campaign - Location: Brusilov, 82 kms west of Kiev

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

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

Scenario Briefing: For the offensive, the 1st Panzer and 1st SS "LSAAH" divisions were to drive a wedge in the Russians lines and pry open a hole in their defensive setup. The 1st Panzer Division's goal was to assist indirectly with the capture of Zhitomir while the 1st SS "LSAAH" Division was to press the Russians back to the northeast.

The offensive got off to a decent start with both divisions attacking the frontline infantry troops and pushing them back. Russian reinforcements in the center caused the German offensive to stall by the afternoon of the 16th with some progress having been made by the Germans but certainly not enough to cause a major rupture of the Russian lines. With the 8th Guards Tank Corps arriving and the 10th Tank Corps on their heels the idea of a major breakthrough was dashed.

The Russian air cover added in their part by destroying German tanks and basically causing the enemy to go to cover. Poor weather started on the second day making air cover spotty at best for the Russians with no sorties flown by the Germans.

The attack had not achieved the results hoped for primarily because, as von Mellenthin noted in his memoirs, the Germans had diluted their armored divisions and lost the opportunity of making a major breakthrough.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
vLuttwitz's ProfilevLuttwitz Totally Pro Germany 7
The Bishop's ProfileThe Bishop Moderately Pro Germany 7
Kool Kat's ProfileKool Kat Moderately Pro Germany 5
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Germany The Bishop's Profile The Bishop vs. Kool Kat Kool Kat's Profile Soviet Germany Minor Victory 42 18
Germany vLuttwitz's Profile vLuttwitz vs. Bioman Bioman's Profile Soviet Germany Major Victory 54 6
The Bishop
First Sergeant
The Bishop Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:43 pm
At 14 turns in it's heavily in favour of the Axis. I don't know if a major is possible or if the Soviets can hold. It seems the only course of action is for the soviet not to hold any ground but play a fighting retreat along the front to wear the german down.