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Tolstoy Woods ETO (id:#61352)
(BFP 4: Crucible of Steel ID:BFP-102)
Designer: Chas Smith
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The Russian 10th Tank Corps, reinforced with infantry of the 219th Rifle Division, were in assault positions waiting to attack into the exposed lank of the 48th Panzer Corps. The 18rd Tank Brigade, led by a platoon commanded by Lt. Kadiev, attacked toward Verkhopene and quickly overran the forward German outposts. Kadievís tanks aggressively moved through the Tolstoy Woods and encountered a counterattacking German Panzer and infantry force, which turned into a sharp engagement.
Attacker: Russian (183rd Tank Brigade, 10th Tank Corps)
Defender: German (Panzer Division 3)  
Turns: 6     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Tolstoy Woods, Russia 1943-07-12
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:15.0 D:11.5
AFVs: A:3
T-34 M41 x 3

PzKpfw IIIL x 3

Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Place Orchard counter in K7. D: 2 sqds HIP set up
Map Board(s): 62
Overlays: O1
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hoxson1 Modified the overlays2019-07-24 14:17:29
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-07-24 14:16:46
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2018-08-10(D) David Garvin vs David Kuchta Russian win
2018-05-25(D) Richard Jenulis vs Bruce Billet German winEnfilade 2018
2018-05-19(D) Dave Mareske vs Keven Adams German win
2018-05-02(A) Dave Mareske vs Dan Best Russian winEarly high DRs by the Germans allowed the Russians to attack and occupy the village by Turn 4, but very good DRs made the game close on the German counterattack. Highlight was a T-34 overrunning a German squad in a building.
2017-11-11(D) Tom Kearney vs Al Saltzman German winCrucible of Steel linked.
2017-09-30(D) Andy Goldin vs Sebastiano Caltabiano Russian winMy forward defense and plan to get long range MG shots didnít work as Sebastiano avoided my lines of fire. He used terrain effectively to bypass and eliminate my forward defenders by failure to route. He cleared and occupied the town just prior to my counter attack. Although I managed to destroy a T34, immobilize a second and sleaze freeze the defending infantry in two buildings, the CC in both ended badly (getting eliminated by ambush in one and losing 2:1 in the second) resulting in a Russian win. Although the balance shows as even I think this one is tough on the Germans.
2017-09-24(D) Stephen dedier vs Crawford, Brent Russian winMy forces were overwhelmed. I made several strategic mistakes keeping my MMG hidden trying to gain an advantage. I should have had more units on the village side of the valley. As it was I could not effectively rout and hold the Russians once they broke through and it was a massacre
2016-03-29(D) X von Marwitz vs Martin Mayers German winInteresting scenario which is designed so that first the Germans are supposed to get a beating and then fight back as reinforcements enter in the nip of time. I played the Germans in this one and spend considerable time to come up with a (supposedly) good setup. This has paid off as I managed to spring some surprises and made the initial approach of the Russians troublesome. Some good DRs helped to deal out considerable damage to the initial Russian Human Wave. It could have gotten worse for the Russians but the Germans malfed both their HMG and MMG. Still, during the 2nd Russian MPh, the Germans managed to break some additional Russian squads and to spring another surprise. The Russians conceded as it would most likely have taken too long to get their infantry back up and running and further forward before the German reinforcement would have taken up positions in the victory area. Nice scenario which I would play again to see how it turns out with more average dice. Defenitively, it seems important for the German to give some careful consideration to his setup.
2015-09-09(D) Bill Brodie vs Steven Bond German winA very close game, a street fighting attack against a T-34 on the last turn by a 9-1 and squad killed the tank and allowed the unit to remain in the street to final fire at two Russian squads in a building, breaking them both. The Russian player could not stop a German squad from entering one building in the last advance phase and conceded, lots of interesting stuff for both players.
2015-02-18(A) Kirby Vincent vs Antti German win
2013-10-05(A) Chris Brackney vs Blind Sniper German winFairly fun. Russian building Control went from 5 to 3, and they couldn't take back the two on their last 1/2 turn. Very close finish, though!
2013-10-05(D) Alessandro Demichelis vs Christopher Brackney German winRussians have to take the required buildings within four turns, then the German reinforcements will became the attackers. Both side attack and defence, lot of options. Very good.
2013-09-01(A) nathan wegener vs Paul L Russian winGerman setup beautiful xcross firelanes. Russians ran thru nearly unscathed. Race to village routed Germans. German counter attack pushed back the Russians. Rus 426 held off a 12+1 adv fire and 2 1:1 CC attacks to win on last DR.
2013-05-18(A) Michael Rodgers vs Bruno L"Archeveque Russian win
2013-05-18(D) Andy Beaton vs Daniel Kalman German winFtf CASLO 2013
2013-04-04(A) Richard Carter vs Voss Graham Russian winI was able to advance w/ human wave and was able to eliminate his first line of defense and thus take the village before his reinforcements could arrive. Played at Bitter Ender
2013-03-19(A) Kevin Killeen vs Ken Young German winJust couldn't grab that last needed Building.
2012-03-16(A) Steve Bowen vs AK Russian winRussian opponent set up too far forward. Once his initial outposts were overrun and his losses mounted he resigned early. Scenario seems like a quick, exciting and well balanced fight. Would play it again.
2012-03-09(D) David Ramsey vs Martin Mayers Russian winHeroes 2012 tournament game
2012-01-23(A) fabrizio da pra vs Gaetano Girelli Draw
2012-01-16(D) David Ramsey vs Martin Barker German winBy turn the end of Russian turn 4 there were just two broken, DM German HS left on the board and the Russians edging into the town. The PzIIILs saved the day taking out all t34s and heroically defending the back row of buildings to win by 1 building.
2012-01-14(A) Jeff Waldon vs Ray Woloyszn German winWinter Offensive
2012-01-11(A) Paolo Cariolato vs ecz Russian winmy initial HW completely crashed ecz defensive set up. I was able to completely conquer the village during 3rd turn. Favorable dice rolls made the rest. The game was over during the russina prep fire of the 5th turn when there was a single GO german half squad.
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From late in June 1942, at the start of the summer offensive in Russia, there were approximately 600 Panzer III mounting the 5cm KwK L/60 with units in Russia. (pz IIIL.png)Imagehoxson1138
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From late in June 1942, at the start of the summer offensive in Russia, there were approximately 600 Panzer III mounting the 5cm KwK L/60 with units in Russia.
Avg Rating: 7.16Votes: 38
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Estimated Play time: 5.1 hours
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Tolstoy Woods [Confirmed]
[A] German 56
[D] Russian 50
Friday 06 December 2019 05:52:12 AM  (c)dramsey 2019