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Tatsinskaya Raid ETO (id:#59418)
Bounding Fire Productions (Internet ID:BMW PL 1.1)
Designer: Brian Williams
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German / RomanianRussian
Stravka, surprised with its success with Operation Uranus, immediately sought to put a far larger plan into place. Code named Operation Saturn this broad plan aimed at a Soviet strategic thrust to Rostov, thus cutting off the majority of Army Group A and much of Army Group Don. The German counter-attack to relieve the 6th Army brought Stravka back to its senses; Op. Saturn was changed to include more realistic goals. Specifically, “Little” Saturn aimed at the destruction of the Italian 8th Army and the remnants of the Rumanian 3rd Army, the disruption of re-supply attempts of the 6th Army by the Luftwaffe, and the disruption of the German Stalingrad relief operation. On the second day of the operation, the 24th and 25th Tank Corps were committed to deep exploitation of the initial hole blasted open by the rifle divisions. Bypassing the broken remnants of the Italian 8th Army, the 24th Tank Corps quickly found itself within striking distance of Tatsinskaya, the largest of the air bases supplying 6th Army at Stalingrad. Deciding that this objective was more important than the possible isolation and destruction of his unit, General V. M. Badanov struck quickly at the city, taking the airfield on the 24th. However, as he had feared, follow-on forces could not maintain his supply lines, leaving the 24th Tank Corps surrounded. Army Group Don was quick to react, ordering the 6th Panzer Division and kampfgruppen made up of all nearby units to retake Tatsinskaya and restore the Tatsinskaya-Morosozsk rail line. For four days Badanov held onto his position despite lack of fuel and ammunition. Defending its pocket on all sides from continuous Axis pressure proved to be too much. First the airfield was retaken, then the rail line; the dreaded Germans even pushed into the southern outskirts of Tatsinskaya proper. Finally, on the night of 28 December, the 24th Tank Corps blasted its way northward, regaining friendly lines. The 24th Tank Corps, renamed the 2nd Guards Tank Corps was depleted of its heavy equipment, but had survived the offensive that had ended any hope of relieving the Stalingrad pocket.
Attacker: German / Romanian (No more details)
Defender: Russian (No more details)  
Turns: 20-24     Players: 2     OBA: German / Romanian     Night: No
Tatsinskaya, USSR 1942-12-27
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Squads: A:unknown D:unknown
AFVs: A:0 D:3
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions: (not yet set)
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Drifts, GS, Mist, Ov4 w A: Tr2, WC w D: AS, WC
Map Board(s): 10 14 16 22
Overlays: RR1 RR2 X13 X15
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The Kings are Dead
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[A] Russian 2
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Friday 23 March 2018 05:14:14 AM  (c)dramsey 2018