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The Guards Counterattack ETO (id:#56508)
Avalon Hill (Classic ASL ID:A)
Prior Publication: SL 1, AH: The General 22-6 ASL A(Revision: MMP Website (Download))
See Also: The Guards Counterattack by Avalon Hill The Guards Counterattack by On All Fronts
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The very first scenario for the original Squad Leader. 25 years later this all infantry affair is just as challenging as it was when it first appeared. A must play for grognards and newbies alike.. . ."After an extremely successful summer campaign, the Germans came upon the Volga fortress of Stalingrad. Here the Red Army had dug in and was determined to make a stand. Sensing total victory, the Germans threw more and ever more troops into the fighting. But for the first time in the war, German infantry found the Russians their equal. Rebuffed by stiff resistance, the Germans committed crack assault engineers. Gradually, the Germans cleared one block, then another—only to lose them again to sudden Russian counterattacks. By October 5, the Germans had almost taken the key Dzerhezinsky Tractor Works. However, the fighting had been so heavy that the line troops occupying the surrounding area were exceptionally weak from the previous week’s combat. At that point, the Russians counterattacked with their crack 37th Guards to break the ring the Germans had thrown around the factory and reinforce the desperate defenders."
Attacker: Russian (308th Rifle Division / 2nd Battalion, 37th Guards Division)
Defender: German (Company H, 389th Infantry Regiment)  
Turns: 5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Stalingrad, USSR 1942-10-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:21.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A7.72 supersedes SSR 2, 2, 3 and 4 respectively
Map Board(s): 1
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
A7.72 supersedes SSR 2, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.MMP
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Agoldin Uploaded an AAR2018-11-12 00:43:10
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2018-11-11(A) Andy Goldin vs Stephen Worrel German winI cleared building F5 with my Guards in short order. At the end of Turn 2 casualties were about even (three squads of mine lost, two of his and a leader). My sniper got some nice hits, killing a leader of his and breaking squads here and there, but he managed to move up his HMG, which succeeded at breaking up my Guards as they were preparing to attack I7/K5. The time required to reform the attack left me with little time to attack by fire. My MMG wasn't effective so my men went into the street against German rifles and machine guns, with predictable results. A quick and deadly scenario.
2018-08-01(A) A Mause vs kilgore234 Russian win
2018-07-24(D) David Garvin vs Gary Olson German win
2018-06-24(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Sosnicki, William Russian win
2018-05-02(A) Jeff B vs John Malaska German winA hot sniper early for the Germans set the Russians back at least a turn, and that was just enough. I thought I had him cornered on the 2nd level of F6 on the last turn but I made the mistake of leaving G6 uncovered and he was able to sneak away. He reminded me of the 3:1 ratio though and, having finally busted his kill stack in I7 to a man, I needed to connect on an 8+3 to break one squad in M7. Didn't happen. Great game and opponent.
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End of Game Germans win (GuardsCounterAttackEnd.jpg)After Action ReportAgoldin2
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Estimated Play time: 3.9 hours
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Guards Counterattack [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 198
[D] German 203
Wednesday 14 November 2018 01:03:00 PM  (c)dramsey 2018