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Panzerblitz: Liberation (9 scenarios for East Front2) - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Panzerblitz: Liberation (9 scenarios for East Front2)

By Alan R. Arvold
Axis 0 - 0 - 0 USSR
Rating: 0 (0)
Games Played: 0
SM: 5
Turns: 10
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: USSR
Downloads: 66
Panzerblitz: Liberation
This is a conversion for the East Front game for the nine situations of Panzerblitz: Liberation by James Johnson.
These were the first scenarios that James Johnson created for his Panzerblitz: Liberation rules and they preceded both the Panzerblitz: Gross Deutschland and Panzerblitz: Barbarossa scenario sets I had provided earlier.
While converting these to John Tiller’s Campaign Series I also corrected some of the finer points of Russian unit orders of battle. I hope you enjoy them.
Alan R. Arvold

1) German Counterattack in Force: Brussilov, Kiev Salient
Alan R. Arvold
15 November, 1943
Brussilov, Ukraine: (Best played against human opponent.): The Soviets have retaken Kiev, establishing a powerful bridgehead across the Dniepr River. The XLVIII Panzer Corps, one of the most powerful formations left in the Wehrmacht, mounts a counteroffensive built around the 1st, 7th, and 1st SS LAH Panzer Divisions. At Brussilov, the 1st SS LAH would collide with the 5th and 8th Guards Tank Corps, from Gen Rybalko's 3rd Guards Tank Army.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

2) Russian Assault on Shevchenka: Kremchug Bridgehead
Alan R. Arvold
27 November, 1943
Shevchenka, Ukraine: (Best played against human opponent.): Konev's Front has crossed the Dnieper River, almost without breaking stride, and contained subsequent German counterattacks. Now the 5th Guards Tank Army (P.A. Rotmostrov) undertakes a westward assault to expand the right shoulder of the bridgehead. Here, the 11th Guards Mechanized Brigade (reinforced), which is part of the 5th Guards Mechanized Corps, hits elements of the German 167th Infantry Division, XI Corps, 8th Army, along a secondary line of defensive positions.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

3) Heavy Arrmor Clash at Oglenduv, Poland
Alan R. Arvold
14 August, 1944
Oglenduv, Poland(Best played against human opponent.): As the Soviets expand their Baranov-Sandomierz bridgehead over the River Vistula, they are counterattacked by strong elements of the 4th Panzer Army. Spearheading this assault is the 16th Panzer Division, reinforced by a heavy armor detachment recently equipped with the new "King Tiger". The Germans are ambushed, however, by elements of the 6th Guards Tank Corps and an independent Guards Heavy Tank Regiment.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

4) Russian River Assault: Grygorovka
Alan R. Arvold
22 September, 1943
Grygorovka, Russia (Best played against human opponent.): As spearheads of the Veoronezh Front rampage towards the brittle German defenses along the Dniepr River, forward elements of the 3rd Guards Tank Army reach the so-called "Bukrin Bend". Light elements of the 6th Guards Tank Corps boat across under the cover of massed Soviet artillery, and engineers are now building pontoon bridges for the vehicles. However, the German 20th Panzergrenadier Division (XLVIII Panzer Corps, 8th Army), has orders to ensure that the Russian river crossing ends in failure.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

5) German Counterattack Against Soviet Vanguard: Lipyni
Alan R. Arvold
3 August, 1944
Lipyni, Poland (Best played against human opponent.): With Soviet armored spearheads within sight of Warsaw, the Germans launch destermined counterattacks with the best units they have left. Here, the elite 3rd SS Panzer Division"Totenkopf" launches of Kashnyev Nov, striking southward in the right flank of the 3rd Tank Corps, of the 2nd Tank Army, 1st Belorussian Front. They hit the 103rd Tank Brigade at Lipyni, sparking a two-day battle that will leave both sides heavily mauled.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

6) Relief Effort at Cherkassy Pocket: Antonovka
Alan R. Arvold
7 February, 1944
Antonovka, Ukraine (Best played against human opponent.): When the 1st and 2nd Ukranian Fronts close a vast double pincer at Korsan-Cherkassy, trapping part of the 1st Panzer Army against the bend of the Dniepr River, the III Panzer Corps is sent to open a relief corridor. As part of this effort, the 1st SS Panzer Divison "Leibstandarte" is assigned to protect the left flank of the advance. They are struck in several places by the 3rd Tank Corps, spearheading a larger counterattack by the 2nd Tank Army, 1st Ukranian Front.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

7) Cavalry Attack at Zmiyev: Kharkov Offensive
Alan R. Arvold
14 February, 1943
Zmiyev,Ukraine (Best played against human opponent.}: Following theGerman collaspe at Stalingrad,Soviet armies flood through the Shattered Axis line. As spearheads closeon Khar'kov and begin to encircle the city, German armored divisions are ordered to hold no matter what the cost. Here, elements of the 8th Guards Cavalry Division, 6th Cavalary Corps (3rd Tank Army) form the vanguard of another Soviet push to encircle Khar'kov from the south. They are met by an exhausted kampfgruppe of the elite but badly scattered 1st SS Panzergrenadier Division, frantically trying to hold the in a dozen crumbling places.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

8) Seregelyes, Hungary - Lake Balaton
Alan R. Arvold
16 March, 1945
Seregeleyes, Hungary (Best played against human opponent.): Spearheads of the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts have encircled Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Obsessed with keeping control of Hungary's oil fields, Hitler ordrers Operation Fruhlingerwachen, or Spring Watch. This desparate counterattack at Lake Balaton is every bit as futile as the gamble in the Ardennes three months before, and as the 6th SS Panzer Army runs out of steam far short of its objectives, they are resolutely counterattacked by Russian reserves. Here, the 18th Tank Corps (27th Army, 3rd Ukranian Front), drives into the gap between the 2nd SSPanzer Division and the III Panzer Corps. They are met by some of the last armored reserves in the Reich, a scratch battlegroup consisting of units from the 2nd SS Panzer and 9th SS Panzer Divisions.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.

9) Breakout From the Halbe Pocket
Alan R. Arvold
28 April, 1945
Munchehofe, Germany (Best played against human opponent.): In the last days of the war in Europe, shattered remnants of Theodore Busse's 9th Army had been shoved back from Frankfort-am-Oder and was now encircled in a small and shrinking pocket about twenty kilometers south of Berlin. With the war clearly lost, surviving battlegroups began making desparate breakouts to the south andwest, hoping against hope for a chance to reach the Elbe and surrender to the Western Allies. One of the biggest breakouts came along the Halbe Road, where the remains of five divisions (Panzergrenadier Division "Kurmack", 32nd SS Freiwillingen Division, 169th Infantry Division, 712th Infantry Division, and 21st Panzer Division) banded together in a bid to break through the stranglehold of the 3rd Guards Army, in Zhukov's 1st Belorussian Front.
This scenario is based on the original Panzerblitz scenario by James Johnson.