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Ambush on the Sal - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Ambush on the Sal

By D. Bevard
Axis 35 - 23 - 42 Allies
Rating: 8.08 (67)
Games Played: 100
SM: 2
Turns: 16
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Martynovka, 140km E of Rostov: NIGHT [Best played against Human opponent] Operation Edelweiss, the German attempt to capture the Caucasus, had commenced and the divisions of Army Group A were fanning out to the south and east. At the Sal River crossings west of Martynovka, Soviet General Timoshenko had prepared an entire motorized Corps to ambush the Germans advancing towards Elista. The 3rd Panzer Division recognized the danger before the trap could be sprung and pinned down the enemy with a frontal attack. While the bulk of the Russian forces were engaged, Major-General Mack commanding the 23rd Panzer, ordered Combat Group Burmeister to make a wide sweep to the south and take the Soviets from the rear. In the early morning hours of July 28th, the panzers struck the 297th/115 Cavalry Regiment screening the area south of Martynovka. The Russian horse soldiers put up a brave fight but they were no match for the German's armored steeds. But help was coming as the 113th Tank Regiment rushed to their support.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
T. Mould's ProfileT. Mould Moderately Pro Allies 8
Amico Fritz's ProfileAmico Fritz Slightly Pro Allies 8
SgtSteiner's ProfileSgtSteiner Slightly Pro Axis 5
Soldier's ProfileSoldier Slightly Pro Allies 6
Herr Nash's ProfileHerr Nash Well Balanced 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Oberst's Profile Oberst vs. Solyom2 Solyom2's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 24 4
Axis Hawk Kriegsman's Profile Hawk Kriegsman vs. mark_vanroosendaal mark_vanroosendaal's Profile Allies Draw 12 12
Allies Oldbones's Profile Oldbones vs. Outlaw Josey Wales Outlaw Josey Wales's Profile Axis Draw 12 12
Axis Panzerjaeger's Profile Panzerjaeger vs. marcuswk marcuswk's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 24 4
Axis Schwerpunkt75's Profile Schwerpunkt75 vs. Stryker Stryker's Profile Allies Draw 12 12
This scenario is very balanced, perhaps too balanced. As a result, tt will be difficult for either side to win on the offensive.
Draw is a very likely outcome. Scenario was designed before night rules were incorporated into the game, and this victory conditions reflect the way the game was played before. Too little time is available for the Axis to have a very good chance of achieving even a minor victory.
mark_vanroosendaal Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:11 am
As the Russian player I believed the best chance for a victory was to abandon a number of objectives to save the units. You will need them for the end game.