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Blocking Action at Lipki ETO (id:#56291)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `92 ID:A 44)
Prior Publication: SL 101
Designer: Unknown
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
During the opening stages of Barbarossa, the first great pincer movement on the Central Front occurred between the cities of Bialystok and Minsk. As a result of the encirclement of four Soviet armies in the pocket, the high command was forced to commit whatever units were available in an effort to form a new defensive line. To gain more time, a crack unit – the 1st Moscow Motor Rifle Division – was sent to intercept Guderian’s 18th Panzer Division as it struck towards Smolensk. The enemy had to be slowed if they could not be stopped. A little more than six miles east of Borisov, near the village of Lipki, the two armored spearheads met in a series of clashes.
Attacker: Russian (1st Moscow Motor Rifle Division)
Defender: German (Panzer Division 18)  
Turns: 7.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Near Borisov, USSR 1941-07-03
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:8.0 D:4.0
AFVs: A:8
KV-2 x 1
T-34 M40 x 1
BT-7 M37 x 2
ZIS-5 x 4

PzKpfw IIIG x 2
SPW 251/10 x 1
SPW 251/1 x 2
Opel Blitz x 1
PzKpfw IVE x 2

Guns: A:0
PTRD-41 ATR x 2
2.8cm sPzB 41 x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A: Tr1 w D: Tr4. No Grain
Map Board(s): 4 5 16
Overlays: NONE
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RJenulis Added a playing2019-12-06 01:05:56
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2016-11-14(A) Gordon Jupp vs Stuart Brant Russian winVASL - I went for a split attack up the two sides, with the KV on the left and the T34+2 BT7 on the right with 4 squads each. Early german tank caualties put them on the back foot and they never recovered....
2016-07-19(A) Martí Cabré vs Eoin Corrigan German winThe Russians seem a little pressed on this scenario. I pushed the KV forward as it's the best Russian weapon but it gets slow to the battle field. When he got there I had already lost three tanks to the German AT and then a halftrack immobilized the KV, removing my chances to win. I think I should have waited for the KV and advance with all the units together to have a better punch on the Germans.
2011-10-29(A) Jeff T vs JVan German winSee JVan's description. Fun battle with some wild swings of momentum. It was quite eventful and well played by both sides and came down to that damn crew surviving! A nice win for JVan and another fun older scenario where the first 3 turns were spent getting into battle. I liked the fluid nature of this as it allowed the battle to evolve over time (as opposed to starting in firing range). Just when it looked like my Russians have caved his left flank and were set to breakout and exit, he got his reinforcements and it turned into a battle for CVP. Despite the unbalanced ROAR rating, this was a close battle and even after withdrawing my remaining infantry on turn 7, I had advancing fire shots on the Iron Cross crew in turn 8 to try for the win. Fun game.
2011-10-29(D) John Van Natta vs Jeff T German winThe Russian split his attack, sending 4 squads and a commissar to the South with the tanks and remaining infantry to the North. The Southern attack stalled in the face of a squad led by the German 8-1 leader and another mounted in a halftrack and went nowhere. On the Northern flank things went better for the Russian with both Panzer IIIs getting knocked out by the T-34 for the loss of one of his BTs. Notably, however, one of the Panzer III crews survived, which would prove telling later on. The KV-2 blasted my AT gun, crew and assisting squad to oblivion with a 3KIA result just as they pushed their gun into a stone building near the exit area. Before it could act again, the KV was immobilized by my 37L halftrack and was effectively out of the battle. The German 9-2 broke, routed, and then broke again in the face of the T-34 and surviving BT. Ultimately the 9-2 and his squad were eliminated for failure to rout, which left the 37L halftrack and tank crew left to hold the north flank. The halftrack KIA'd a squad via overrun but then was destroyed in CC. On turn 5 I got my reinforcing Panzer IVs. One set up station to the North and the other to the south. The T-34 and BT approached the southern one resulting in the loss of the BT and the PZ IV. The T-34 then rolled boxcars on its startup and became immobilized, which prevented him from wiping out the remaining Germans and padding the VP score. At this point the Russian had enough points to win and started to withdraw in order to preserve his points. He failed to rout a broken squad out of a building that he thought was out of LOS, and my remaining PZ IV KIA'd it which gave me the points I needed to win. It turns out that the surviving tank crew, who survived multiple attacks throughout the game, was the difference in this scenario and I won by 1 CVP.
2009-10-09(D) Fred Schwarz vs Derek Pulhamus German win
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Russian KV-2 tank
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Estimated Play time: 7 hours
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Blocking Action at Lipki [Confirmed]
[A] German 108
[D] Russian 57
Monday 27 January 2020 03:17:59 PM  (c)dramsey 2020