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Showdown at Hlusk - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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Showdown at Hlusk

By Rene Kozak
Germany 6 - 2 - 16 Russia
Rating: 8.28 (18)
Games Played: 24
SM: 4
Turns: 21
Type: Stock
First Side: Germany
Second Side: Russia
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Tiger 88's ProfileTiger 88 Well Balanced 8
Valor's ProfileValor Well Balanced 8
Tiger 88's ProfileTiger 88 Well Balanced 8
Hawk Kriegsman's ProfileHawk Kriegsman Slightly Pro Russia 7
Deutscher Landser's ProfileDeutscher Landser Well Balanced 6
Herr Straße Laufer
Too many physical map errors. OOB favors the Germans but terrain favors the Soviets.
“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.”― George Orwell (1984)
Otto von Blotto
Once Russians are into Hlusk in force they are very difficult for the Germans to drive out.
John Given
Interesting scenario that has a board large enough, and enough turns, to allow either player a large number of options for attacking and defending. The germans are *really* armor-heavy in this one, and get some good artillery and infantry too. The russians will likely play it defensively, but because of all the options for flanking and ambushes, this fight could go either way.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu
Lieutenant General
Tankertony Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:14 am
I won by throwing almost all German units into Hlusk as fast as possible, completely ignoring and bypassing the partisan woods. Great scenario, many options for both sides. Didn't use half the map but we could have. Germans best stick together.
Tiger 88
General of the Army
Tiger 88 Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:25 am
Both Earl and I feel this one needs work in terms of the victory conditions. Germans have all the "good" toys to play with but have no way to win if the Red Player was to do absolutely nothing and remove all their units.
Von Earlmann
1st Lieutenant
Von Earlmann Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:34 pm
I put moderately pro German because of the unit disparities. Actually the Russians should never lose this one as even with all the objectives the best the Germans can do is a minor defeat.
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