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The Desperate Lunge - The Matrix Games version of East Front II

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The Desperate Lunge

By Tom Herrschaft
Axis 27 - 25 - 38 Allies
Rating: 7.59 (60)
Games Played: 90
SM: 2
Turns: 20
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Maloyaroslavets area, 80km SW of Moscow: [Best played by any method] After the fall of Maloyaroslavets, the 19th Panzer Division renewed its efforts to drive up the Maloyaroslavets-Moscow highway toward the Russian capital. While the bulk of the German division is entangled in mopping up operations in and around Maloyaroslavets, a weary and depleted 19th Recon Battalion, reinforced with tanks and panzergrenadiers, attempts to break out toward Moscow. Their path is blocked by remnants of the Russian 312th Rifle Division, which has retreated from Maloyaroslavets and established a number of hastily constructed defensive positions along the crucial road. As temperatures drop to sub-freezing and a light snow begins to fall, two exhausted enemies embrace in a desperate struggle for a few kilometers of road, the control of which can lead to final victory or defeat.
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Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Slightly Pro Axis 6
Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Slightly Pro Allies 6
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A real nail biter. Both sides can win this however neither side can afford a mistake. Hustle and maneuver for the Axis, dogged defense in key areas for the Sov's. A real gem IMHO.
With the version 1.03 assault rules this is an easy on for the Allies
Played with EA ON
Lieutenant General
XLVIII Pz. Korp Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:26 am
Tight scenario that can go either way depending on if the Soviet T-34s show up on time.