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Flying Turrets ETO (id:#61354)
(BFP 4: Crucible of Steel ID:BFP-104)
Designer: Chas Smith
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RussianGerman (SS)
After making some gains on 11 July, the Germans were poised to strike again on 12 July. The 1st SS Panzergrenadier Division was only two kilometers from Prokhorovka. Meanwhile, the 5th Tank Army commander had planned a counterstrike with a mass formation of tanks to blunt the German advance. The tanks were reinforced with infantry formations, which included elements of the 9th Guards Airborne Division. In the area near Hill 252, the 2nd Battalion, 2nd SS Panzergrenadier Regiment hastily dug in several hundred meters in front of an antitank ditch. Battalion II, SS Panzer Regiment 1 was the forward tank company and just behind the infantry. Several antitank guns and SPW comprised this defense and a Marder covered the right flank. The artillery and tanks were positioned just to the rear of the antitank ditch, prepared to attack forward on the morning.
Attacker: Russian (31st Tank Brigade, 29th Tank Corps)
Defender: German (SS) (SS Panzergrenadier Division 1)  
Turns: 8     Players: 2     OBA: Both     Night: No
Southwest of Prokhorovka, Russia 1943-07-12
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:37.5 D:20.0
AFVs: A:65
T-34 M41 x 20
T-70 x 10
T-34 M43 x 20
SU-76M x 5
SU-122 x 5
SU-152 x 5
GAZ-MM x 5

Marder III(t)H x 1
PzKpfw IVH x 12
SPW 251/9 x 2
StuG IIIG x 4
PzA II x 2
PzKpfw VIE x 5
PzKpfw IIIL x 3
sIG 38(t)M x 2
SdKfz 7/1 x 1
SdKfz 10/5 x 2

Guns: A:3
50mm RM obr. 40 x 5
82mm BM obr. 37 x 3
8cm GrW 34 x 2
7.5cm PaK 40 x 2
2cm FlaK 38 x 1
12cm GrW 42 x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Random air support both sides. D: AT Ditch (6 MF to cross, bog check w +3 DRM)
Map Board(s): DW-3a DW-2b DW-2a BFP-N BFP-M DW-3b
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
BFP-104 Options: Remove the (dm) designation from the 120mm mortar.BFP website
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Latest Updates:
hoxson1 Modified the overlays2019-07-24 14:30:28
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-07-24 14:28:48
Tomkrny Added a playing2019-02-18 16:03:51
hoxson1 Modified the maps2019-02-14 13:44:29
hoxson1 Modified the overview2019-02-14 13:41:55
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2017-12-12(D) Tom Kearney vs Al Saltzman German (SS) winCrucible of Steel linked, final!
2016-12-19(A) Richard Carter vs Dave Clemons German (SS) winI lost this one badly as the Russian, but I really don't see the appeal. We just ran down a gauntlet and hoped we wouldn't get destroyed. Well in this case we did. I just don't see the tactics or strategy in this one. There are too many counters and too much to do and not really a lot of options in my mind. But perhaps I'm missing something.
2015-06-25(A) Kermit Mullins vs Jim Ferrell German (SS) winAllen King and I took on Jim Ferrell at the 2015 Texas Team Tournament. After 3 turns, the Russians conceded victory to the Germans.
2013-03-02(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Pagni; Isella German (SS) winSome advice for a German set up Don't put anyone in advanced position, you are just going to lose CVP and not slowing down the Russina player a bit. 1) put your infantry in foxholes neat the AT-ditch, go inside the AT during the first turn; 2) kindling the woods at the bottom of the map is a good idea if you are able to do it, if the woods are set on fire the russian has one less way to reach hexrow I. 3) give a thought to set up same HS in advanced position on the road in order to put residuals that can hit the riders; 4) put your pz IV hulldown in the hillocks and/or on the hill hexes, ready to retreat in the first turn after shooting at the russian tanks. Think ahead on your retreat rout, you need to get the Pz IV again Hull Down in hillock position; 5) pur your StuGIII where they can place SMOKE and cover the PZIV asses, put them HD in Hill 1 hexes 6) put your 120 mortars on the hill in order for them to place SMOKE and cover the AFV asses, after that, counter battery the russian mortars and the SU76; give a serious thought to using observers. 7) in the initial set up put your halftrack as far as possible from the probable bombardment areas, during the first turn move the AA HT in place to protect the Hull Down AFV on the Hill and beyond the Hillock; 8) you can perfectly set up your first turn reinforcemente in order to bring one Tiger and one PzIV on the edge of level 1 hill ready to fire at the advancing russian AFV, the others AFV need to stop at level 1 hill as to fire at the russian AFV and GUNS eventually moved on level 1 hill. ON the second turn this german reinfocement will move HD on level 2 hill with a great firing range 9)after the initial bombardment go CE with all your Armor Leader, the increased ROF is too good a bonus to be passed on. (and someone could make an argument to go CE from the beginning).
2013-01-12(A) Lars Nordström vs Robert Andersson Russian win
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Monday 18 November 2019 10:32:54 PM  (c)dramsey 2019