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The Professionals ETO (id:#60781)
(ASL 11 - Doomed Battalions (3rd Edition) ID:144)
Prior Publication: AH:ASL Annual `91
See Also: The Professionals by Avalon Hill
Designer: Rex Martin
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On April 6th, the Wehrmacht erupted across the Yugoslavian borders. The Yugoslavs repeatedly performed individual acts of heroism -- attacking the panzers with grenades and Molotov cocktails -- but collectively the Yugoslavian army was outclassed and scattered. However, along the Nisava River, the wooden bridges were invariably in flames that first day when German troops reached them. Desperate for bridges to link his divided command, von Kleist formed an advance armored detachment and sent ths ad hoc group ahead to seize bridges along the river. Early the next morning, after driving through the darkness, an element under the command of Major Teege reached Pirot to find the bridge there still standing. With infantry dismounted from their vehicles, he swept forward to capture it.
Attacker: German (Panzer-Regiment 15 and Infanterie-Regiment 23)
Defender: Yugoslav (Cadets and Staff of the Vardar Tactical Training College)  
Turns: 9     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Pirot, Yugoslavia 1941-04-07
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:8.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:6
PzKpfw IVE x 4
SPW 251/1 x 2

Guns: A:0 D:2
Cannone da 47/32 x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: D: may set up HIP and have MOL capability.
Map Board(s): 6 7 11
Overlays: NONE
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Latest Updates:
esparver73 Added a playing2019-07-24 17:35:59
buser333 Added a playing2019-06-12 15:48:14
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-11-29 18:33:29
hoxson1 Set the designer field2018-08-14 14:24:53
buser333 Accepted a challange2018-02-04 22:38:18
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2019-06-03(D) Jeff B vs David Murray Yugoslav winI think this one's tough for the Germans if the Yugoslavs concentrate on protecting the big building and the bridge with everything they've got. I immediately raced three squads and a leader across the bridge to dig foxholes. One was in place by the end of Turn 3 and the other on Turn 4, just in time for the massed German assault from the orchards behind the big building. Unfortunately for him it was stocked to the gills with hidden infantry. It wasn't until Turn 8 that he could even attempt to race across the bridge and my guns created a 3-car pileup at the entrance (with a HT wreck thrown in for good measure). None of his infantry were even close. Fun to play once, but I'm not sure how much replay value it has.
2018-03-30(D) Martí Cabré vs Jeff Buser DrawI did some mistakes revealing the HIP defending units so the attacker requested to stop the game after three turns.
2012-03-24(A) Martin Tyman vs Yugoslav win
2011-10-23(D) Andy Beaton vs Dave Rodriguez Yugoslav winGermans were crushing the Yugoslavs but ran out of time. Very good game.
2010-03-06(D) Keith Colins vs Randy Moorehead German winI got silly and intesive fired the Yugo AT guns. Both malfed on the first shot. I conceded.
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Avg Rating: 6.13Votes: 8
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Estimated Play time: 6.3 hours
Recorded Games: 5
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
The Professionals [Confirmed]
[A] German 9
[D] Yugoslav 3
Sunday 15 December 2019 05:14:35 AM  (c)dramsey 2019