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A Hard Push ETO (id:#61328)
(BFP 4: Crucible of Steel ID:BFP-79)
Designer: Chas Smith
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German (SS)Russian
The 52nd Guards Rifle Division stood in the way of the II SS Panzer Corps. They were reinforced with the 538th and 1008th Antitank Artillery Regiments, and antitank rifle battalion, and the 230th Tank Regiment. The T-34s were kept in reserve for counterattacks. The mission of the division was to sacrifice itself and inflict maximum attrition on the Germans. The Germans overran several positions and continued to slog forward. As the battle raged on, the 2nd Battalion made several efforts to seize Hill 220.
Attacker: German (SS) (Company 9, Battalion 2, SS PzGr Reg 1, SS Panzergrenadier Division 1)
Defender: Russian (151st Guards Rifle Regiment, 52nd Guards Rifle Division)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Near Bykovka, Russia 1943-07-05
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:14.0 D:11.5
AFVs: A:3
PzKpfw VIE x 1
StuG IIIG x 2

Guns: A:2
8cm GrW 34 x 2
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: D: Wire/Entrenchments/Pillboxes/Minefields
Map Board(s): BFP-M
Overlays: NONE
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hoxson1 Modified the overview2019-07-22 13:58:55
hoxson1 Uploaded the Board image2019-07-22 13:53:34
Tomkrny Added a playing2019-02-18 14:57:18
hoxson1 Modified the maps2018-04-20 21:31:07
hoxson1 Modified the overlays2017-08-29 12:48:16
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2017-05-13(A) Tom Kearney vs Al Saltzman German (SS) winCrucible of Steel linked.
2017-03-11(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Alessandro Canevese Russian winThe Russian OOB gives you all the stuff for a nice fortification network. I put up a reverse slope defence that stopped the German cold in his track, he lost for CVP cap after losing all 3 AFVs.
2013-10-09(D) Michael Rodgers vs Sam Tyson German (SS) winPerhaps the Russian can have better luck if not setting up on the crest line.
2012-06-06(D) Jeff Waldon vs Pierce Mason Russian winVASL Ladder Game - Great scenario.
2012-05-29(D) X von Marwitz vs Ernst Knauth Russian win
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StuG IIIG in wheatfield
Avg Rating: 6.73Votes: 11
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To-Play list count: 1
Estimated Play time: 5 hours
Recorded Games: 8
Archive recorded plays:
German (SS)4

ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
A Hard Push [Confirmed]
[A] German 12
[D] Russian 8
Monday 09 December 2019 04:54:05 AM  (c)dramsey 2019