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Preliminary Move ETO (id:#61322)
(BFP 4: Crucible of Steel ID:BFP-73)
Designer: Randy Yeates
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Prior to the formal launch of the Kursk Offensive, a reconnaissance-in-force was conducted along the attack axis. The purpose of these limited actions was to eliminate enemy combat outposts and observation posts in front of the main defensive belt, determine the location of the actual Russian front line, and gain lodgements so that the full force of the offensive spearheads could strike the Russian defenses at first light the next morning. The Russian defenses were strongly reinforced with elements of the 76th, 134th, and 136th Guards Separate Artillery Battalions, 26th Antiaircraft Artillery Division, 868th and 1666th Antitank Artillery Regiments. Stukas led the attack by bombing the Russian forward positions. Near Gertsovka, the 15th Company, 3rd Battalion, Fusilier Regiment of Gross Deutschland Division went forward to clear the heights east of the town proper.
Attacker: German (Company 15, Battalion III, Fusilier Regiment, Panzergrenadier Division Gross Deutschland)
Defender: Russian (2nd Battalion, 210th Guards Rifle Regiment, 71st Guards Rifle Division, 22nd Guards Rifle Corps)  
Turns: 8.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Near Gertsovka, Russia 1943-07-04
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:14.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:2
8cm GrW 34 x 2
45mm PTP obr. 32 x 1
76.2mm P obr. 39 x 1
37mm ZP obr. 39 x 1
50mm RM obr. 40 x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Sparse Orchards. H-t-H. A: Pre-game Air Support w D: Wire / Pillboxes / Minefields
Map Board(s): BFP-N BFP-M
Overlays: Wd4
Errata (source)
BFP-73, SBR 5: Replace sentence one with “During ASOP step 1.11A the Germans receive 7 '42 Stuka DB with bombs”. BFP website
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Latest Updates:
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-10-29 13:51:18
hoxson1 Modified the overview2018-10-29 13:48:01
cosarara Added a playing2018-08-03 11:50:01
hoxson1 Modified the maps2018-04-20 21:17:40
dmareske Added a playing2018-04-04 19:21:59
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2018-07-04(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Federico Corso Russian winThe Russian has a static defence to manage, all the fun is in the preparation of the defence line. I choose a reverse slope defence and Germans were not able to overcame it.
2018-04-04(D) Dan Best vs Dave Mareske German win
2018-04-02(D) Stephen dedier vs Mason, Pierce Russian winThis is a tough scenario on both sides. Russians are facing lots of German firepower with the HMG's, mortars, Stuka's and initial smoke. Germans have to cross a lot of open ground. Germans took a tool on Russian leaders but Russians managed to leave a trail of broken units in the open ground.
2017-04-01(A) Tom Kearney vs Alan Saltzman German winThe Germans managed to prevail after overcoming early misfortune.
2016-08-30(A) Bill Brodie vs Steven Bond German winGood ROF with smoke making mortars allowed me to get close, then swept the Russians off the crest with overwhelming firepower (and negative modifier leaders). Still, a close game!
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Avg Rating: 7.90Votes: 10
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To-Play list count: 2
Estimated Play time: 5.4 hours
Recorded Games: 8
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Preliminary Move [Confirmed]
[A] German 13
[D] Russian 8
Monday 09 December 2019 04:54:18 AM  (c)dramsey 2019