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The Battle is Joined - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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The Battle is Joined

By D. Bevard
Axis 144 - 49 - 154 Allies
Rating: 8.85 (266)
Games Played: 347
SM: 4
Turns: 20
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Near Raseiniai, 90km NW of Vilnius: [Best played against Human opponent] As German armor and troops strike deep into Russia in the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, the Soviet 41st Tank Division is hurled into the cauldron of battle to slow the panzers near Raseiniai. At the Dubysa River the 41st Tank Division smashes into the German 6th Panzer Division and stops it cold. Following it, however, is the better equipped and better trained 1st Panzer Division. The Russians will have a much harder battle on their hands this time, even with the presence of a few KV-1s and T-34s in their armored arsenal.
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Full Auto
I thought it was a good early war scenario.
One of the more exciting early war scenarios...shows how powerful the T-34's were when the Germans first ran into them...
Herr Straße Laufer
Both sides need to use solid tactics to have a chance of winning. Well balanced, though it might not be seen that way.
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Big Dawg
a real classic
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" --Ronald Reagan
Big Dawg
a classic for both sides
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" --Ronald Reagan
An good mix of early war armor-on-armor contact
Major General
Boisforas Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:05 am
Well made.
1st Lieutenant
Osiris Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:25 pm
very tough for the Germans as the Russian numbers add up..
Bolo Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:14 am
One of the best I have played recently. Lots of options for both sides and a fun mix of armor for the Russians.
General of the Army
Oberst Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:25 pm
Soviets must retreat in the city area to conserve their forces, waiting for armored reinforcements to arrive. On hilltop they should also try and conserve their forces, not committing in pieces but give ground so that they can attack en masse.
Lieutenant General
XLVIII Pz. Korp Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:45 am
Tough game for the Germans if the Sovs keep their infantry alive in the beginning and then come back with all those T-34's, and KV's
Cole Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Well balanced and strongly recommend
Hawk Kriegsman
General of the Army
Hawk Kriegsman Thu May 17, 2018 9:28 pm
such a great scenario - never fails to challenge and entertain
2nd Lieutenant
JOKipper Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:15 am
Relatively well-balanced, but the Axis could use a bit more AT capability. PzIIIs and IVDs don't match up very well with T-34s. Fun to play though.