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Fork in the Road ETO (id:#61337)
(BFP 4: Crucible of Steel ID:BFP-87)
Designer: Chas Smith
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Both sides were feeling the effects of several days of fighting, suffering severe casualties. The 48th Panzer Corps retained the mission of advancing on Obian and protecting the flank of SS Panzer Corps II. This mission could be accomplished, but was more difficult because the SS had directed its attack route towards Prohorovka to the northeast. The Soviets were forced to bolster their defenses with nearly depleted units such as the remnants of the 52nd Guards Rifle Division. Elements of the 11th Panzer fought their way to Hill 254.5. A platoon from 3rd Battery, 35th Antitank Artillery Regiment defended a fork in the road with its 76mm guns.
Attacker: German (Elements of Panzer Division 11)
Defender: Russian (Reinforced elements of 3rd Mechanized Brigade)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Hill 254.5, Russia 1943-07-07
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:13.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:5
PzKpfw IVH x 1
PzKpfw IIIJ x 1
PzKpfw IIIL x 1
PzKpfw IVH x 2

Guns: A:0 D:3
45mm PTP obr. 32 x 1
76.2mm P obr. 39 x 2
50mm RM obr. 40 x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: D: Guns set up HIP if in Concealment terrain
Map Board(s): BFP-L BFP-M
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
BFP-87 MISSION: add 'board BFPM' prior to G6. BFP website
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ppalma Added a playing2019-09-10 07:21:47
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hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-02-20 17:15:22
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2019-09-09(D) patrick palma vs John Garlic Russian win
2017-07-21(A) Tom Kearney vs Al Saltzman Russian winCrucible of Steel linked.
2017-03-15(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Federico Corso Russian winThe panzergranadiers couldn't overcome che reverse slope defence waiting for them on the lvl2 plateau. The delaying force on lvl1 bagged 2 panzers with side shots of the 45L and could partially retreat on the MLD overwathched by the 2 76L. The final assault was a slaugther and the only cover tha german troopers could get was that of the smoking wrecks of the remaining panzers. It's imperative for the attacker to hold on at least one of the AFV for VPs reasons.
2014-03-10(A) X von Marwitz vs Chris Hofland German winI had the attacking Germans. To take advantage of some blind Pillbox CA, I set up my Schwerpunkt in the west and ignored the southern approach for all but one stack that had the task to put down some long range fire. Two of my tanks managed to flank his defence on the very north edge and went up the hill killing the infanty manning a HMG in an adjacent pillbox and putting much of the western lvl 1 hill mass under effective fire. Despite tons of infantry carefully placed in blind hexes of this 76mm guns, I could not reduce his first defensive line of BFPL X8, Z8, AA8 despite at least three 25+1 shots among others. Basically, all my infantry lagged behind except for 2 squad equivalents and an 8-0 because either his guns commanded the open ground or his infantry refusing to be despatched in his first defence line. In the end, it did not matter, since I managed to get four tanks onto the lvl 2 plateau in the back of his Pillbox & trench line to fire at the contents point blank or with AP through the NCA of the pillboxes. At the end of German turn 3, I had a HS in Melee with a 127+MTR with another concealed squad standing by, one tank with -2 point blank and -2 acquisition waiting for the CH through the NCA of a pillbox holding one of his 76mm guns and one of the PzIV with 8-1AL adjacent to the G6 gully holding some of his still concealed infantry. With two more tanks to make a row of four out of reach of any tank-breaking weapons, the Russian conceded.
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Estimated Play time: 5.1 hours
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Fork in the Road [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 8
[D] German 3
Sunday 15 December 2019 10:25:22 AM  (c)dramsey 2019