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The Bukrin Bridgehead ETO (id:#60425)
(Turning the Tide ID:U33)
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Prior Publication: SL SCE C
Designer: Adapted by Jim Stahler
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In mid September 1943 Manstein’s Army Group South initiated a full scale retreat along the entire length of its 600 mile front. The plan was to fall back to the west bank of the Dnieper and redeploy for defense before the Russians could form any bridgeheads across the river. One spot where the race was won by the Red Army was near the village of Bukrin, where the Third Guards Tank Army with the help of partisans crossed in company strength, during the first hours of Sept. 22; reinforcement of the bridgehead was begun forthwith. The Germans immediately rushed the advance elements of the 19th Panzer Division down from Kiev to seal off this dangerous foothold. On the 24th the Russians pressed their attack in an attempt to break through the weakly held German defensive line and link up with a simultaneous paradrop of three Airborne Brigades further to the southwest.
Attacker: Russian (51st Guards Tank Brigade)
Defender: German (Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilungs 19/Reinforcements)  
Turns: 9.5     Players: 2     OBA: German     Night: No
50 miles S.E. of Kiev, Russia 1943-09-24
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:19.5 D:11.0
AFVs: A:2
T-34 M43 x 1
T-70 x 1

PSW 233 x 2
PSW 231(8 rad) x 1
SPW 250/9 x 1
SPW 251/1 x 4
StuG IIIG x 1
Opel Blitz x 2

Guns: A:3
120mm PM obr. 38 x 1
45mm PTP obr. 42 x 1
76.2mm P obr. 39 x 1
PTRD-41 ATR x 4
8cm GrW 34 x 2
2cm FlaKvierling 38 x 1
5cm leGrW 36 x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: VC hexes dr known only by Russian. A: Elite w D: May fully deploy at start
Map Board(s): 2 4 5
Overlays: NONE
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hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-06-08 14:14:22
Pyth Rated the scenario2018-06-20 16:06:51
Pyth Added a playing2018-06-20 16:01:18
hoxson1 Modified the overview2018-04-18 00:57:29
hoxson1 Modified the overlays2017-03-07 18:11:42
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2018-06-20(D) Doug McMullen vs Steve Steinmetz Russian winMy opponent and I agree this is a great scenario with scope for interesting strategic play on both sides. It's a scenario where the defender has a lot to do beyond set-up and a lot of interesting resources, including a 10-3 as well as a 9-2 armor leader and a vierling flak gun. The attacker has seemingly overwhelming infantry and armor strength but the defender plays catch me if can and attacks targets of opportunity. In our game my opponent made poor use of his artillery (to make up for me making poor use of my recon armor) but manuvered brilliantly right to left disguising his true objective from until the second to last turn. My 10-3 and 838s did great work in the big central woods but the deception around the vic hexes worked to my opponent's advantage. I was ready to make a final stand in the central houses when the dice turned against me and crucial LOS to the victory hexes closed up due to wreck and grain hindrance. Because of the objective deception my shorter range infantry were out of position and unable to reposition. A satisfying win for Steve, congrats to him, a satisfying game for me too... I think we'd both do some things differently in retrospect. I'd replay it tomorrow. Great scenario.
2018-06-20(D) Doug McMullen vs Steve Steinmetz Russian win
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Estimated Play time: 13.3 hours
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The Bukrin Bridgehead [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 3
[D] German 3
Monday 22 July 2019 10:38:50 AM  (c)dramsey 2019