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Sowchos 79 ETO (id:#60420)
(Turning the Tide ID:U28)
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Prior Publication: SL 16
See Also: Sowchos 79 (Crossus Ironsaurus 16) by Bounding Fire Productions
Designer: Adapted by Jim Stahler
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Following the encirclement of 6th Army at Stalingrad, the Germans launched a relief effort from their bridgehead at Nizhna Chirskaya, 25 miles from the nearest troops of Sixth Army at Marinowka. The Chir River was to provide the left flank for the operation, and consequently, had to be held. Attempting to foil the German relief effort, the Russian 5th Tank Army attacked across the Chir and forced it's way past the left flank of the defending 336th Infantry Division, and on to Sowchos 79, a collective farm deep in the German rear. General Balck's 11th "Ghost" Panzer Division, just arriving in the area for Rostov to take part in the Stalingrad relief, was detoured to attack Sowchos 79 and restore the situation.
Attacker: German (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110/Panzer-Regiment 15/Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111)
Defender: Russian (Motorized Infantry Battalion/Motorized Infantry Brigade/1st Armored Corps)  
Turns: 10     Players: 2     OBA: German     Night: No
Southern Russia 1942-12-08
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:18.0 D:29.0
AFVs: A:18
Marder II x 1
Opel Blitz x 2
PzKpfw IVF2 x 6
PzKpfw IIIL x 3
PSW 233 x 1
SPW 251/9 x 1
SPW 251/1 x 6

ZIS-5 x 3
GAZ-MM x 6
T-34 M41 x 6
KV-1 M41 x 2
KV-1 M42 x 2
KV-1E x 3
T-34 M43 x 4

Guns: A:2
7.5cm PaK 40 x 1
7.62cm PaK 36r x 1
57mm PTP obr. 43 x 1
PTRD-41 ATR x 3
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: GS w A: Tr2 w D: Tr6
Map Board(s): 2 3 4 5
Overlays: NONE
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Pte Parts Rated the scenario2019-09-04 01:10:15
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2018-07-17(A) Shane Pask vs Russian winThis scenario prompted me to buy Turning the Tide. I tried to convert my old SL scenario myself and botched it. Cannot blame everything on the conversion - my tactics also sucked. Gave up on turn 5 with the streets full of Russian tanks and no Germans even close to town.
2016-01-17(A) Andy Beaton vs Richard Hooks German winRussians held their own in the armour battle, largely because I was sacrificing tanks to kill off Russian infantry, which I did. Russians conceded when they couldn't retake enough buildings with remaining infantry. An awesome monster to play.
2014-08-19(D) Lee Bray vs German winMy plan as the Russians was to give ground slowly in the village, preserve my force and counter attack when the tanks arrived. On board 4 I entertained no possibility of reaching the village, but wanted to keep my force in being and tie down some Germans to keep them out of the main fight. I didn't contest the German seizure of the hill west of the viallge on Bd 3 on the theory that I could make it very unhealthy for him to try to use it. At first I thought this would be the case as I quickly knocked out one PzIV that took up residence on the crest, but the other hull down in hex 3W6 just would not be killed. I tried throwing large numbers of my tanks at it (there were 6 acquisition counters on it at one point!) and Shocked it three times in 1 phase, but it would not die and was still there (with a -2 AL) at game end. On board 4 things went rather well, my force dismounting from their trucks immediately and keeping the Pz IIIs and an AC occupied. In the end I pushed the AT gun onto the wide open space of Board 4, knocked out a Marder on hill top and started taking pot shots at 3W6 which broke the stalemate and made the Germans attack. In the end all three Pz IIIs died, but I still didn't nails the 3W6 tank and the Germans gradually ground forward breaking pretty much all my infantry by trun 9 when I conceded. Thoroughly enjoyed the scenario though, a real blast from the past and a nice antitode to the fashion for short, snappy scenarios.
2013-10-19(D) Martí Cabré vs Eoin Corrigan German winEoin blasted the Russian reinforcements on Turn 1, with only a few survivors and then directed almost all tanks against the village. A couple of tanks attacked the column survivors and another couple took high positions to wait for the Russian tanks. In the village the German HMG blasted away the Russian defenses with I think 8 or 9 ROF in a row and he slowly crawled inside the village. When the Russian tanks appeared the German tanks simply blasted them away with one APCR round apiece, hitting every round, even against moving, < 3MP vehicles. Two turns after their entry there were no more Russian tanks and I conceded.
2011-07-27(A) Dan Best vs Mike Bistodeau German win
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Estimated Play time: 29.6 hours
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Sowchos 79 [Confirmed]
[A] German 12
[D] Russian 7
Wednesday 16 October 2019 10:45:12 PM  (c)dramsey 2019