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Wintergewitter ETO (id:#56326)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `95 Winter ID:A 70)
Prior Publication: At the Point: #11-12, Dagger: Rout Report O3
See Also: Wintergewitter by At the Point Wintergewitter by Dagger
Designer: Eric Baker
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
 
Balance:
GermanRussian
Overview:
Time was running out for the Germans surrounded in Stalingrad. On December 12, the LVII Armored Corps launched Operation Wintergewitter (“Winter Tempest”), the offensive to relieve VI Army. Spearheading the drive was the veteran 6th Panzer Division, equipped with an entirely new allocation of AFVs. Driving north from Koteinkovo, the Germans easily cut through the Soviet 51st Army. On the morning of the second day of Wintergewitter, 6th Panzer reached and crossed the Askay River after capturing a bridge at Zalivsky. Driving forward with all speed, the lead elements of the division entered the village of Verkhne-Kurnsky in the late afternoon, held by the powerful Fifth Shock Army.
Attacker: German (Panzer Regiment 11 and Panzer Aufklärungsabteilung 6)
Defender: Russian (5th Shock Army and 7th Tank Corps)  
Turns: 5.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Verkhne-Kumsky, Russia 1942-12-13
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:3.5 D:7.0
AFVs: A:9
PzKpfw IVF2 x 2
PzKpfw IIIJ x 2
PzKpfw IIIN x 1
SPW 251/1 x 3
SPW 250/1 x 1

D:3
T-34 M43 x 3

Guns: A:0
PTRD-41 ATR x 1
D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: GS, Ov1, treat Woods as Brush. WC
Map Board(s): 12 16 33
Overlays: OG2
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buser333 Added a playing2019-06-12 16:52:34
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-12-13 12:58:30
hoxson1 Modified the location2017-12-13 12:48:50
dmareske Added a playing2016-12-18 19:47:37
Danno Added a playing2016-12-18 15:00:33
Last Played:
2019-05-17(D) Jeff B vs John Malaska German winA boring initial defensive position for the Russians as they watch the German armor storm on without much of anything to stop them. The only thing to do is hold onto concealment as long as possible. Unfortunately for me, my opponent probably averaged 3.5 on his IFT rolls to strip about half of my force's concealment by the end of Turn 2 (and killing 1.5 squads). I did manage to flame a loaded HT with my reinforcing armor. The next turn saw another HT go down, but we traded immobilizations. With a deficit of 2:5 tanks, that was a trade-off I could ill-afford. at the start of Turn 4 I knocked out another two HT, but his immobile tank got two lucky shots on my only mobile AFVs and killed them both. Without tank support, it was only a matter of time before the Germans made easy pickings of the Russians.
2016-12-18(A) Dan Best vs Dave Mareske German winExtremely low rolls by the Germans.
2016-08-27(A) Jeff Hew vs Jon Halfin German win
2015-05-23(D) Andy Beaton vs Richard Hooks German winOne sniper was the margin of German victory
2014-08-18(A) mark watson vs Ken Knott German winThis is a fun, slightly BFPish, tournament sized scenario. Ken's dice were firmly against him, allowing the Germans to eliminate all but one squad and all his tanks (the final one on Allied Turn 5). Glad to have finally put this one down.
2013-08-27(A) Richard Carter vs Luke Sineath German winDespite some stout initial defense in the village, I was able to surround and ultimately breakthrough the infantry defense. I won the tank battle w/ a lucky APCR shot and was able to swarm the other tanks and take them out. Great Scenario
2012-10-26(D) David Ramsey vs Miles W Russian winThe Russian tanks arrived at the right time to almost destroy every German tank.
2010-12-28(D) Steve Bowen vs DD German winRussian infantry fell apart in town and the tanks couldn't get through in time. Careful attack by the German won the day.
2009-12-05(A) Keith Colins vs Dave Childs German winFun combined arms sceanrio.
2009-10-04(A) Scott Fischbein vs Steve Bowen German win
2006-06-16(A) fabrizio da pra vs Angelo Brugnoli German win
2006-02-26(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Nando Ferrari Russian win
2004-12-14(A) Alan Peterson vs Jason Wert German win
2004-12-14(D) Jason Wert vs Alan Peterson German win
2004-02-09(D) Jan Rychetnik vs T.Watchorn German win
2003-11-11(A) Michael Rodgers vs Erik Lindblad German win
2001-12-29(D) Jason Wert vs Bill Eaton German win
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ASL Journal 1: Page 46 (Scenario Analysis)Dave
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Statistics:
Avg Rating: 7.54Votes: 28
Views: 6953
To-Play list count: 9
Estimated Play time: 3.9 hours
Recorded Games: 18
Archive recorded plays:
German15
Russian2
Drawn:0

ROAR Data:
Wintergewitter (atp2 repub.) [Confirmed]
[A] German 142
[D] Russian 123
Friday 15 November 2019 01:09:51 PM  (c)dramsey 2019