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Cat's Cradle ETO (id:#61160)
(ASL Action Pack # 7 ID:AP66)
Designer: Pete Shelling
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The German summer offensive know as CITADEL came as no surprise to STAVKA. Several layers of defensive networks had been prepared. Given the nature of the terrain in central Russia, any large armored thrusts would encounter chokepoints near strategic towns. One of these was the hilltop enclave of Cherkasskoye, a key link in the first chain of Soviet defenses. All that General Otto von Knobelsdorff could do was to throw the armored might of Panzer-Korps XLVIII at the Russian trench lines. Panzer-Brigade 10, equipped with 200 brand new Panther tanks, would provide the hammer blow needed to gain the momentum for a drive towards Kursk.
Attacker: German (Panzergrenadier-Division Grossdeutschland, Panzer-Brigade 10, Panzer-Division 11)
Defender: Russian (196th Guards Rifle Regiment, 611th Antitank Regiment, 245th Tank Regiment, 1440th Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: Russian     Night: No
Cherkasskoye, Russia 1943-07-05
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:22.5 D:13.0
AFVs: A:12
PzKpfw VD x 4
SPW 251/10 x 1
SPW 251/1 x 3
PzKpfw IVH x 2
PzKpfw III(F1) x 2

Lee(a) x 3
SU-76M x 3

Guns: A:0
7.92 PzB 39 ATR x 2
45mm PTP obr. 42 x 2
50mm RM obr. 40 x 2
PTRD-41 ATR x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Hills are Level 1 only. Soft ground bog ck in hexes adj marsh/ponds/streams.
Map Board(s): 13 57 60
Overlays: M1 M5 St1
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hoxson1 Uploaded an Image2019-06-07 22:19:29
hoxson1 Modified the overview2019-06-07 22:18:21
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-06-07 22:07:16
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2016-12-03(D) Andy Beaton vs Richard Hooks Russian winGermans lost Panthers to breakdowns, bogs and mines. Russian artillery hammered the German centre thrust. Russian machine guns in the village pinned down the German infantry. Germans conceded early.
2015-11-01(A) Jesus Pie vs Don Holland German winA funny scenario but perhaps a little pro German. Don played very well with the Russian assets, but Germans have an unstoppable force.
2012-07-31(A) Lee Bray vs German winI was lucky with my armour, pushing it all across the Bd13 elevated road to avoid Bogging potential with the loss of a single immobilized halftrack to a minefield. The Russians had deployed rather far forward on Bd 57 which allowed my armour to get in amongst them as they pulled back, cause casualties and sow confusion. My subsequent attack attempted to be like water, flowing through the cracks in the Russian defence with a strong thrust from the right flank when my reinforcements entered. The end game saw a wedge of Germans pushed into the centre of the village, splitting the Russians in half and forcing a concession due to a devastating Turn 6 DFPh. I'd rate this scenario highly; there are plenty of toys for both sides, interesting terrain, challenging problems, what's not to like. My own experience of it was marred only by losing a Panther to a 37mm and a flamethrowing PzIII by driving it by mistake into a FFE.
2012-03-30(D) Michael Rodgers vs Bruno L'Archeveque Russian winGerman sent halftracks up the left, everyone else up the right. Left attack never got going. Right attack went okay, but took too long. German conceded on turn 7 with only three multi-hex buildings taken.
2011-05-16(A) David Ramsey vs Martin Barker Russian win
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Estimated Play time: 10.8 hours
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Cat's Cradle [Confirmed]
[A] German 13
[D] Russian 7
Wednesday 16 October 2019 12:46:35 PM  (c)dramsey 2019