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Citadel Operation - South part of Koursk nose - July 05, 1943 - July 13, 1943

Unternehmen Zitadelle - Manstein against Vatoutine
Eastern Front By: Artimon - Last update: 05/08/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x12 x6 x12
first You play first    


There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
On July 5th has begun the Koursk Battle. The German objective is to surround the russian armies into the Koursk "nose" by a double pincer attack on the basis of the nose. On the North, Model is leading the assaukt against Rokossovski. In the meantime, Manstein is doing the same on the South against Vatoutine. The target is to do the junction on the East of Koursk city. Indeed, there were 2 battles for the Germans, and it was the biggest battle of tanks as well air battle in term of density of the WW2.

Briefing:
This map is representing the attack done by Manstein armies on the South of Koursk. The best units of the Werhmacht were present, including 200 Panthers engaged for the first time into a battle and few dizains of Tigers. Vatoutine has opposed the tenacity of his troops and their retrenchment, and has sacrified his elit Guard units as well Tank armies to avoid a German breakthrough.

Conditions of Victory:
12 Médals - 6 cards for each player
Prokhorovka town is a temporary medal for the Germans
Each german unit exiting by an Exit hex gives a Victory Medal
German player plays first

Special Rules:
Rivers are fordable (Terrains 41)
Russians pose mines
The units with the German cockade and 1 figurine are 2 Tigers
The 4 figurines russian tanl destroyer is représenting an unit of SU152
The 4 russian tanks with a star are representing the 5th Guars Tank Army sent by the Stavka to reinforce Vatoutine and prevent from a german breakthrough. These 4 units can be activate and see by German player only the russian turn after that the German player has reached 5 Victory Medals.

Scenario Bibliography:
KOURSK - Les quarante jours qui ont ruiné la Wehrmacht de 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.

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