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Retreat to the "Tiger Position" - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Retreat to the "Tiger Position"

By Cory Runyan
Axis 53 - 31 - 67 Allies
Rating: 8.4 (119)
Games Played: 151
SM: 2
Turns: 12
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Orsha, 90km W of Smolensk: [Best played against Human opponent] As part of Operation Bagration, the Russian 11th Guards Army attacked westward along the Smolensk-Minsk highway which runs just north of Orsha. The German unit assigned to defend the highway, the 78th Assault (Sturm) Division, found itself hard pressed, and had to fall back time after time. Only loose contact could be maintained between the units, and on the second day of fighting that contact broke completely. At 1600 hours on 24 June the 215th Assault Regiment lost contact with the unit on its right flank, the 14th Assault Regiment, and a gap formed. The Russians soon moved into this gap and made the situation extremely perilous for the 78th Division. The plan was now to withdraw to a prepared defensive line toward the rear known as the "Tiger Position" - before Soviet armor moved in to exploit the gap. This scenario depicts the attempted withdrawal of the 215th Regiment to this "Tiger Position".
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jerrek's Profilejerrek Slightly Pro Allies 7
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Zap's Profile Zap vs. Yossarian Yossarian's Profile Axis Draw 12 12
Allies Herr Straße Laufer's Profile Herr Straße Laufer vs. Geier Geier's Profile Axis Allies Minor Victory 18 8
Allies Oldbones's Profile Oldbones vs. Outlaw Josey Wales Outlaw Josey Wales's Profile Axis Draw 12 12
Axis Herr Straße Laufer's Profile Herr Straße Laufer vs. Big Ivan Big Ivan's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 24 4
Axis Cole's Profile Cole vs. Rebel Rebel's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 18 8
Requires real stategic and tactical thought as Allied player. An Allied player who goes into this one expecting a cakewalk is going to be sorely disappointed.
Staff Sergeant
mark_vanroosendaal Frid May 02, 2014 11:36 pm
Given the short length of the game any missteps in German strategy cannot be recovered and will most likely lose. If the Germans follow one basic strategy with some defensive adjustments then Germans have an easy victory. You figure out the general German strategy needed to almost guarantee a win.
Lieutenant General
Tankertony Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:56 pm
When you are ordered to retreat, you should retreat! There's not much space, or time, to fight it out. And be ready for those T34-85's.
Rebel Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:39 pm
a fun and fast paced battle that gets hotter with each turn
Big Ivan
1st Lieutenant
Big Ivan Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Three times now I've had my fanny handed to me playing this scenario. The Battle of Waterloo comes to mind...
Warrant Officer
Geier Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Great scenario for learning about organized retreat (for the Germans).
Brigadier General
Zap Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:24 am
My opponent, as the Germans, controlled the pace of the game by a well planned retreat. He was winning until the last turn where I lucked out he had two exposed officers which brought it to a draw.
I concur with others who commented if the Germans plan a good retreat. They will be in good shape, its a going to be close battle non the less.