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Rearguard at Saly Pass - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Rearguard at Saly Pass

By D. Bevard
Allies 74 - 5 - 77 Axis
Rating: 8.27 (112)
Games Played: 156
SM: 2
Turns: 15
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Saly Pass, 30km W of Feodosiya: [Best played against Human opponent] Throughout the winter of 1943-44 the remainder of the German Seventeenth Army held its positions in the Crimea. Half of its divisions had been transferred to aid Army Group South's defense of the lower Dnieper and the Ukraine, now it was trapped and waiting the order to evacuate. On April 10th, Odessa fell to the Soviets and with it the supply base for the Seventeenth. Stalin immediately struck at the isolated Axis forces in the Crimea. V Corps, holding the approaches from the Kerch Strait near Feodosiya, was ordered to withdraw to Sevastopol. This began a race through the Yayla Mountains between the mostly horse-drawn German troops and the motorized and cavalry units of the Russian Independent Coastal Army. On 13 April, V Corps moved through Saly Pass west of Feodosiya. In the distance, towards Staryy Kryum, Soviet T-34s could be seen rushing to fall on the retreating Germans. Two combat groups from the 98th Infantry Division, including elements of the 198th AT Battalion, were ordered to hold the pass in a desperate attempt to save the German column.
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Dead Soul's ProfileDead Soul Slightly Pro Axis 7
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Frank Darnell's ProfileFrank Darnell Slightly Pro Axis 7
von Kraus's Profilevon Kraus Moderately Pro Axis 6
Jarrel's ProfileJarrel Slightly Pro Allies 7
John Given
The challenge of this one is for the Russians to capture the Axis objectives in the pass before the time runs out, all the while destroying German units. The Germans simply have to try to hang on to what they have. The Germans start out in a very bad way, with units loaded in trucks/wagons afv's (stugs) facing away from the Russian tanks. This is apparently due to the fact that the Germans are fleeing the Russians, but decide to stand their ground at the pass. The German will likely lose some good units right off the bat, but after that, attrition can turn the battle in the German's favor if one is careful.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu
Bloody indestructable StuGs!!!
Hard to hold on to any objective, Russians come at you in force from all sides.
Big Ivan
1st Lieutenant
Big Ivan Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:47 am
Interesting map.