[DO2021] SC04 Counter attack at Prokhorovka - July 12, 1943

Unternehmen Zitadelle - This was the 4th scenario played in the Memoir'44 Dutch Open 2021
Eastern Front By: Cpl_Uhl - Last update: 10/26/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On 12th of July at 8.30h in the morning the Russian radios "shouted" Stal, Stal, Stal (steel, steel, steel) which was the code for an all-out attack. 500 tanks and self-propelled guns of the 5th Guards Tank Army supported by guard infantry were gathered to attacked the German SS divisions. In the center the Pnz Grenadiers of SS-division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler under command of Joachim Peiper were hit first. SS-division Totenkopf rushed in troops to cover the left flank of LAH. These include Tiger tanks under the command of tank ace Michael Wittmann. The forest area on the right side of the railroad was defended by SS-division Das Reich. The Russians gained ground quickly, but at extreme losses.

Allied Player (Russia): Take 5 command cards.
You move first.

Axis Player (Germany: Take 5 command cards

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals

The german staff location on hill 241.6 is a Temperary majority victory medal for the Russians.
The observation hill 252.2 is a Temperary majority victory medal for the Germans.

Special Rules:
Dutch Open specific rules
Special weapons assets (late war) (SWAs 4)
We 3D printed an Assault Gun for both sides. They are the units depicted here by the engineers.
The units with a AG badge follow the SWA rules. In addition they
- may ignore one flag and are attacked by armor and infantry with one less die when they benefit of no other terrain protection.
- if they did not move, they hit on a star rolled against armor units and vehicles.
Air Strikes (Actions 3) are in effect for both players; neither side has air superiority: both players roll 1 die per unit on air power and air strikes.

Base game rules:
Standard Units (Troops 1), Specialized Units (TGroops 2), Forests (Terrain 3), Hills (Terrain 6), Sandbags (Terrain 10), Town and Villages (Terrain 14),

Non-basegame rules:
Tank Destroyers (Troops 24), Supported Armor (Troops 28) depicted here by the unit with the green star
Trenches (Terrain 51), Railroad tracks (Terrain 38)

Scenario Bibliography:
Battle of Prokhorovka - Wikipedia

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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