[Russia] Last assault on Teploïe - July 10, 1943

Unternehmen Zitadelle - The 4.Panzer Division in the battle of Kursk.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x8 x6 x8
first You play first    

Historical Background:
9.Armee under the command of General Model constituted the north pincer of the German offensive on the Kursk salient and advanced slowly because of the heavy resistance of several Soviet defensive lines. Soon, the German armored units were stopped in front of the villages of Ponyri and Teploïe. On the 10th of July 1943, in a last effort, Model launched the 4.Panzer Division to the assault of Teploïe and the hills of Olkhovatka, with the support of "Tiger" tanks of the 505.sPanzer Abteilung. In spite of heavy losses, Soviet troops resisted fiercely. Finally, Model had to stop his attack, being himself threatened by the Soviet counter-offensive toward Orel the operation Kutuzov.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany]: 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union]: 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals.
Hill 253,5 is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troops 16) to the two Axis tank units with a single figure.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for Allied units equipped with anti tank guns (SWAs 5).
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- Use "Wadis & Gullies" (Terrains 44) to the ravine near Teploïe.
- Tanks in field bunkers represent entrenched T-34. These tanks can't move and a two flags result means a kill.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" hors-série n°10 - Koursk tome 2.

Remember, see the Russian memorials in Teploïe and Hill 253,5.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 28th of December 2013.

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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