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[Russia] Battle of Teploïe - July 09, 1943 - July 11, 1943

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Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/12/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x8 x12 x9 x12
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On the 09th of July 1943, German divisions of the 41.Panzer-Korps tried to capture the southern part of Ponyri with the support of heavy tank-destroyers "Ferdinand", but the attack was quickly stopped by the Soviet defense. In the center of the German offensive, the 9.Panzer Division and the 2.Panzer Division fought against the 79th tank brigade and inflicted it heavy losses, but the German tanks didn't advance farther. In fact, only the 4.Panzer Division may advance on the 10th of July, around the village of Teploïe with the support of the Tiger battalion. The next night, the positions of the 9.Panzer were bombed by the Soviet armored train n°49. On the 11th of July, Model understood that German troops will never break through the Soviet lines and ordered to the troops under his command to stop the offensive. The battle of Kursk was definitively lost for the Germans.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany]: 8 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union]: 9 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
15 medals.
Hill 274,5 is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player and Ponyri station is a temporary medal objective for the last player who take it.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to Axis units with badges.
- Use "Armored Train" rules (Troops 7).
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troops 16) to the three Axis tank units with a single figure.
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to the two Axis armored units with four figures. These are "Ferdinand" units.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for Allied units equipped with anti tank guns (SWAs 5).
- Use "Air Strike" rules (Actions 3) to the Allied player.
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés hors-série n°10 - Koursk tome 2.
- "Koursk, le choc des blindés" - G.Jukes - Ed. Marabout.

Remember, see several memorials in this area around Ponyri and Teploïe.

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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