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Hill 253.5 ETO (id:#56628)
Avalon Hill (AH:The General # 27.3 ID:T 7)
Prior Publication: AH: The General #15-6: SL B
See Also: Hill 253.5 by Multi-Man Publishing Stampede at Hill 253.5 by Heat of Battle Hill 253.5 by Southern California ASL Club Stampede at Hill 253.5 by Bounding Fire Productions
Designer: Bob McNamara
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Operation Citadel had begun, but instead of the desired lightning breakthrough, fighting had taken on the characteristics of World War I trench warfare. In four days of grueling combat, the XLI Panzer Corps had managed to penetrate the defenses of the Soviet 13th Army to only a depth of five miles. The German corps, now being slowly forced onto the defensive by increasing enemy pressure, needed to secure a strong position on which to anchor its left flank and to free the mobile elements. Such a spot was the commanding height of Hill 253.5 near the village of Ponyri. On 9 July, the Germans stormed and captured Hill 239.8 and, to exploit this success, an assault on 253.5 was ordered.
Attacker: German (Panzer Division 18 and Panzerjäger Battalion 653)
Defender: Russian (307th Rifle Division/Mechanized Brigade)  
Turns: 8     Players: 2     OBA: Both     Night: No
Near Ponyri, Russia 1943-07-09
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:12.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:5
PzKpfw VD x 2
PzJg Tiger x 1
SPW 251/1 x 2

KV-1 M42 x 1
KV-1 M41 x 1
GAZ-MM x 1

Guns: A:0 D:3
76.2mm P obr. 39 x 2
45mm PTP obr. 32 x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Air Support (each side). D: Wire, Mines, MOL capability.
Map Board(s): 2
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
The Germans may set up north of the road that determines the setup areas, but not on it.MMP
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hoxson1 Set the designer field2018-08-14 14:22:11
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-07-09 12:09:54
hoxson1 Uploaded an Image2017-12-08 14:33:23
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-12-08 14:30:12
esparver73 Added a playing2017-10-17 18:36:51
Last Played:
2008-04-05(D) Fred Ingram vs Matt Book German win
2006-04-15(A) Fred Ingram vs Bart Shoda Russian win
1999-03-05(A) Fred Ingram vs Dave McLee German win
1998-07-15(A) Jason Wert vs David Johnson Russian win
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Hill 253.5
Avg Rating: 6.60Votes: 5
Views: 2096
To-Play list count: 2
Estimated Play time: 8.3 hours
Recorded Games: 4
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Hill 253.5 [Confirmed]
[A] German 64
[D] Russian 85
Wednesday 16 October 2019 10:46:32 AM  (c)dramsey 2019