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[Russia] Koursk - Prokhorovka [FFM44] - July 11, 1943 - July 12, 1943

Unternehmen Zitadelle - The Assault of the 'Totenkopf'.
Eastern Front By: FFM44 - Last update: 03/24/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    


Historical Background:
In order to pursue the assault on the town of Prokhorovka, the left wing of the 2nd SS Panzer Corps had to be secured by the SS Division 'Totenkopf'. It meant that the Division had to cross the Psel river near Kliutchi village before conquering Hill 226.6.
After many tries on July 10th, the Landser did cross the Psel and established a bridgehead in spite of counterattacks.
On July 11th, the armor units of the Division crossed the Psel. At the same time, the 'LAH' (1st SS Division called Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler) was three kilometers from Prokhorovka and was still bombed by the Soviet Artillery standing on Hill 226.6. The 'Totenkopf' Division assaulted the Hill in order to shut down the guns, but failed due to the Soviets resistance.
On July 12th, a violent counterattack of the 18th Soviet Armored Corps occurred on the wright wing of the Division. Facing the risk of surrounding, German forces stopped the attack, and at night, the 'Totenkopf' Division assaulted again the Hill.
But on July 13th, Hitler stopped Operation Zitadelle due to the Sicilia landing and to Luftwaffe warnings about heavy concentration of troops on the South Front.
Finally, Hill 226.6 will never be conquered.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

The author of this scenario is Bucéphale.

Briefing:
Axis Player (German): 6 Command Cards. You play first.
Allied Player (Soviet Union): 6 Command Cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 victory medals.
The terrain-objective medals are temporary.

Special Rules:
Specialized Units (Troops 2) are in effect for infantry and armor units with a badge (German or Soviets).
Field Bunkers are in effect (Terrains 22).
Use Special Weapon Assets (Material 1) and Anti-Tank (Material 2) Rules for the Infantry units with the Anti-Tank badge.
The 'Air Power' card is replaced by an 'Artillery Bombard' card.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Koursk, les quarante jours qui ont ruinés la Wehrmacht" by Jean Lopez.

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.

Set-up Order
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