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The Penetration of Rostov ETO (id:#56096)
Multi-Man Publishing (ASL 1 - Beyond Valor (3rd Edition) ID:131)
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Prior Publication: SL 104, AH: ASL Annual `90 A17
See Also: The Penetration of Rostov by Avalon Hill
Designer: Unknown
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Balance:
GermanRussian
Overview:
With the German summer offensive of 1942, “Operation Blue”, Hitler hoped to force a decision on the southern front. In an attempt to complete a large-scale encirclement of the Lower Don, the city of Rostov became the natural center of operations. The initial breach of the outer city defenses had been made by panzers of the III and LVII corps, but the city’s center was the battlefield for assault parties and not armored formations. To make matters worse, the NKVD garrison, familiar with street-fighting techniques, was determined to defend Rostov to the last bullet.
Attacker: German (Bataillon I, Infanterie Regiment 421/Panzer Division 13)
Defender: Russian (Rostov NKVD Garrison)  
Turns: 11     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Rostov, Russia 1942-07-24
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:16.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:3
PzKpfw IVF1 x 1
SdKfz 11 x 2

D:0
Guns: A:2
15cm sIG 33 x 1
7.5cm leIG 18 x 1
D:0
PTRD-41 ATR x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A: IVF1 may only enter on dr of “1” in German RPh w D: Level B Booby Trap & MOL.
Map Board(s): 1
Overlays: NONE
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RJenulis Added a playing2019-09-09 10:48:25
iperboreano Added a playing2019-02-25 06:59:37
iperboreano Rated the scenario2019-02-25 06:48:46
ppalma Added a playing2018-09-18 20:52:28
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-07-24 13:33:40
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2019-02-25(D) Ulric Schwela vs Aurelio Iezzi Russian winAnother Russian win eked out in the MPh of the last player turn, when a squad AMed into a MH Building and the German only managed to Pin it. There could possibly have been a second squad surviving a Melee that wasn't resolved. One ATR did its job of Immobilising the AFV early on with DI, while the two ht were also immobilised so the Guns couldn't stay in the game. As others mentioned, skulking from most German FP was de rigeur, especially the 9-2 & HMG combo. Maintaining '?' in CC or fighting back were equally (in)effective at various times. Never got a MOL check, Booby Traps never came into play, but the Sniper was fairly active breaking the odd MMC (and immobilising one of the ht), and eliminating the German Sniper. One tempting counterattack was predictably foolish and nearly cost me dearly, it's just so hard to resist going adjacent to an AFV for a MOL attack and Street Fighting! Maybe next time. :-) A good exercise in tactics; my opponent and I are planning to replay this with swapped sides.
2018-09-18(A) patrick palma vs John Garlic German win
2018-01-21(D) Andy Goldin vs Tobias Deissler German winI defended as the Russian vs Tobias as the attacker. I traded ground for time, but by Turn 4 Tobias was already halfway across the board. Since I had some good terrain, I decided to delay another turn, and that really cost me. A 'boxcars' on an NMC cost me the leader which was to rally the forward squads, and Commissar didn't get across the street to rally them either, due to a shot I didn't see. The result was three squads (30% of my force) captured. At that point I no longer had enough forces to hold the line, which Tobias exploited by getting around me. I was unable to get my remaining units back to the victory buildings, game over by turn 8. Good dice on my fire attacks was nice but the key appears to be avoiding his massed firepower, as that will wear you down sooner or later. Like the other review said, the Russian has to stay focused on skulking away and thereby run down the game clock.
2017-06-23(A) David Garvin vs Mario Aceto German win
2017-06-19(D) Jeff B vs Ryan Ellett Russian winOnce again this scenario went down to the wire, with the Russians holding out with one (possibly two) squads.
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Avg Rating: 6.75Votes: 20
Views: 4278
To-Play list count: 1
Estimated Play time: 8.4 hours
Recorded Games: 12
Archive recorded plays:
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Drawn:0

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The Penetration of Rostov [Confirmed]
[A] German 4
[D] Russian 4
Saturday 19 October 2019 11:27:45 AM  (c)dramsey 2019