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Elephants Unleashed ETO (id:#60022)
(Friendly Fire Pack 3 ID:FrF23)
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Designer: Martin Svärd
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Balance:
GermanRussian
Overview:
The battle for Kursk had begun. After breaching the first line of defense, the 86. Infanterie-Division supported by the gigantic Ferdinand tank destroyers of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 654 continued toward the Russians' second defensive belt. But the Russian 27th Guards Tank Regiment supported by engineers was about to mount a counter-attack. The Germans would pay in blood for every inch gained of Russian soil.- - - - In the mid-sized 5.5-turn "Elephants Unleashed", a German combined arms force fight their way through minefields, wire, Russian infantry and counterattacking T-34s. Find out for yourself if the lack of a bow machine gun was really the Ferdinand's Archilles' Heel.
Attacker: German (Panzer-Division 18, Infanterie-Division 86 and schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654)
Defender: Russian (81st Rifle Division and 275th Separate Engineer Battalion and 27th Guards and 1442nd Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment)  
Turns: 5.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
North of Ponyri, Russia 1943-07-05
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:9.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:6
PzKpfw IVH x 1
PzKpfw IIIN x 2
PzJg Tiger x 3

D:7
T-34 M43 x 5
SU-152 x 2

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: A: Shellhole placement could eliminate Russian fortifications that were placed
Map Board(s): 44 33
Overlays: X9
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hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-07-11 14:57:00
RJenulis Added a playing2019-04-09 21:09:24
grumblejones Added a playing2018-10-27 23:01:28
hoxson1 Modified the overview2017-12-20 13:13:03
buser333 Added a playing2017-12-19 07:43:10
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2019-02-09(A) Richard Jenulis vs Julius Wirhhlin German winNWASL Championship 2019
2017-12-19(D) Jeff B vs Martin Marquis German winI knew going into this it looked tough for the Russians. I setup making taking the buildings as attractive an option as possible, but my opponent did exactly what I would have done and ignored this, going exclusively for a west board edge exit. Any German that plays this otherwise is foolish in my mind, as the Russian setup limitations prevent much defense of this route. This also relegates the minefields and wire absolutely useless (other than quite possibly restricting Russian moves). Despite the seemingly short nature of the scenario there is still more than enough time for the Elephants to creep forward under protection of the infantry and other tanks. His infantry got ripped to shreds. Didn't matter. The Elephants alone have enough points to satisfy the VP. The Germans also have excellent smoke potential. Add to this that, under the best circumstances, the Russians outnumber them in vehicles by a whopping one. Oh, and most of them are RST, and the ones that aren't get low ammo at 10. It certainly didn't help my Russian cause when three of my MAs Malf'd. I will chalk this one up as yet another overrated FrF scenario relegated to the dustbin.
2017-10-06(D) Jason Wert vs Joe Celebiski Russian winGreat scenario at ASLOK. Joe marched his Monsters straight down the board and flamed the Russian tanks that dared to take them on. The Russians managed to get their infantry into reinforce and delay the German troops. A lucky immob'd on one of the Monsters knocked out the option for a German win and the Russians held the buildings for a win.
2016-10-05(A) Michael Rodgers vs Rob Loper German winI decided from the start to go only for the building VC. It took awhile, but it worked. I found out at the game end that my shell holes took out some mines and wire near the fron building.
2014-05-24(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Gabriele Davide Mazza Russian winThis is a great scenario and a true classic, my game was heavily influenced by the fact that one elephant immobilized on a minefield and another stayed out of action for mechanincal breakdown.
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(frf23.png)Map ImageHoulie422
(J118 Elephants Unleashed.gif)Map ImageFre20741321

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Statistics:
Avg Rating: 6.79Votes: 24
Views: 0
To-Play list count: 4
Estimated Play time: 5 hours
Recorded Games: 18
Archive recorded plays:
German11
Russian7
Drawn:0

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Elephants Unleashed
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[A] German 48
[D] Russian 49
Monday 14 October 2019 11:44:35 AM  (c)dramsey 2019