[Russia] Kursk : the offensive of Generaloberst Model (left map) - July 05, 1943 - July 11, 1943

Unternehmen Zitadelle - Attack of the 9.Armee.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/06/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x12 x8 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Unternehmen Zitadelle was the attack of the Kursk salient by two German armees, the 9.Armee under the command of Generaloberst Model was in charge of the north pincer of the offensive. On the 5th of July 1943, hundred of panzers, including new "Tiger" heavy tanks and "Ferdinand" heavy tank destroyers, advanced to the battle. After the disruption of the first Soviet defense line, the German attack was moving slow because of several armored counter-attacks ordered by General Rokossovski. At that time , Model focused the action on the city of Ponyri and some extent on the village of Teploïe. On the 11th of July, knowing the heavy losses suffered by his army, Model understood that he will never break the Soviet lines and ordered to the 9.Armee 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.

Axis player [Germany]: 10 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union]: 8 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
30 medals.
Teploïe and Ponyri station are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2), "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) to the Axis units with appropriate badges.
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troops 16) to the three Axis armored units with a single figure and "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to the two Axis armored units with four figures. These are "Ferdinand" units.
- Use "Mobile Artillery" (Troops 14), Command Cars (Troops 20), Half-Tracks (Troops 18) and "Re-supply" (Actions 24) rules to Axis units with badges.
- Use "Armored Trains" (Troops 7), "Supply Trucks" (Troops 17) and "Re-supply" (Actions 24) rules to Allied units with badges.
- 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).

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.

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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