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Clash At Ponyri ETO (id:#60122)
(Into The Rubble ID:ITR-4)
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Designer: Chas Smith
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During Operation Citadel, Ponyri Station became key terrain to both sides since the Orel-Kursk railway went right through it. It took the Germans two days to break through the first echelon defenses, but they were eventually attacking the 2nd echelon. The 307th Rifle Division was reinforced with numerous units including the 1442nd Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment with SU-152s and the 129th Tank Brigade, which itself was reinforced by the 51st Tank Brigade and included some American made Stuart tanks. The Germans were able to capture the embankment in the north and establish a foothold in the village. The Germans launched a ferocious attack on the morning of the 7th with two battalions of infantry and 50 AFVs.
Attacker: German (Reinforced elements of 1019th Regiment, 307th Rifle Regiment)
Defender: Russian (Reinforced elements of Infantry Division 292)  
Turns: 7     Players: 2     OBA: Both     Night: No
Ponyri, Russia 1943-07-07
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:23.0 D:22.5
AFVs: A:11
PzKpfw IIIJ x 1
PzKpfw IIIN x 3
PzKpfw IVF1 x 1
PzKpfw IVF2 x 3
StuG IIIG x 3

SU-152 x 2
SU-76M x 2
Stuart III(a) x 2
T-34 M43 x 1

Guns: A:0 D:4
76.2mm P obr. 39 x 1
76.2mm PP obr. 27 x 1
57mm PTP obr. 43 x 1
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:
Map Board(s): 49 BFP-B
Errata (source)
The ISU 152s should be be SU152sBounding Fire Publications
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Battle Setting (view)Panzer2009-01-22 22:12:06
Latest Updates:
jwert02 Added a playing2017-03-18 14:43:29
hoxson1 Uploaded an Image2017-02-27 18:04:30
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hoxson1 Modified the overview2017-02-27 17:55:46
von_meyer Added a playing2016-07-24 13:05:27
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2017-03-18(D) Jason Wert vs Michael Daschbach Russian winUnbelievably great game with tense action all the way around. Last couple turns were back and forth and ultimately it all came down to the tower. Russians win on lucky PTC to prevent capture of the tower.
2016-07-24(D) Gordon Jupp vs Nick Holmshaw Russian winAnother great game with Nick, ebbed and flowed a bit but my reinforcements and one good round of shooting put paid to the German effort!
2013-03-28(D) Fred Ingram vs Chip Wertenberger Russian winThis scenario really had a fun mix of units and capabilities on both sides. As usual with a scenario this size, just about anything that could happen did happen over the 7 very busy turns. I had lost the tower location on turn 4. The German left me an opening though on turn 5 and I was able to smoke the location and run units up to the ground level, then advance into CC and regain control. The Germans took the last of the 5 victory buildings on turn 7, but lost as the tower could not be retaken (helps to put an Su153 in bypass at ground level to prevent infantry from entering the hex in the movement phase, thus they could not get back up in the tower in the advance phase.) I would play this again as either side.
2010-08-04(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Arlecchino79 German win
2010-03-15(D) Glen Taylor vs German DrawThe Germans have a numerical advantage but as the game continues the Russian reinforcement even the score. The victory building are on the perimeter so the key is the tower.
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Avg Rating: 7.86Votes: 7
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Estimated Play time: 14 hours
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Clash at Ponyri [Confirmed]
[A] German 11
[D] Russian 13
Tuesday 23 January 2018 04:51:33 AM  (c)dramsey 2018