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Hotly Contested Town ETO (id:#61346)
(BFP 4: Crucible of Steel ID:BFP-96)
Designer: Chas Smith
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The Gross Deutschland renewed its offensive the morning of 9 July with vigor. The 2nd Battalion, Panzergrenadier Regiment GD made the main attack on Verkopenye, reinforced with PzIVs, Tigers, and Panthers. The attack kicked off at 0700 with a massive dive bomber attack on the village. The armor attacked from the south supporting the infantry as they made the assault. The Germans had to clear the defenders house by house, receiving intense flanking fire from the west.
Attacker: German (Battalion II, Panzergrenadier Regiment "Grossdeutschland")
Defender: Russian (6th Tank Corps)  
Turns: 7.5     Players: 2     OBA: German     Night: No
Verkhopenye, Russia 1943-07-09
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:23.0 D:21.0
AFVs: A:9
PzKpfw IVF2 x 2
PzKpfw IVF1 x 1
PzKpfw IVH x 3
PzKpfw VD x 2
PzKpfw VIE x 1

T-70 x 1
T-34 M43 x 2
SU-122 x 1
SU-76M x 2
M3 MT x 2

Guns: A:0 D:5
50mm RM obr. 40 x 1
82mm BM obr. 37 x 1
45mm PTP obr. 42 x 1
57mm PTP obr. 43 x 1
76.2mm PP obr. 27 x 1
37mm ZP obr. 39 x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Rubbled buildings. A: Air Support w D: FB6 (Tunnels NA)
Map Board(s): 56 57
Overlays: NONE
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buser333 Added a playing2019-11-10 11:50:29
von_meyer Added a playing2019-08-19 04:28:39
hoxson1 Modified the overlays2019-07-22 19:22:19
hoxson1 Modified the overview2019-07-22 19:22:05
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-07-22 19:18:04
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2019-11-10(A) Jeff B vs Tom Mueller German winStarted a couple weeks before as a very rare FtF game for me. Pre-game bombardment got lucky and destroyed both SU-76Ms, flaming one in the middle of the board, who's subsequent spreading fire would prove to be somewhat of an obstacle for my attack. A boneheaded stack advance into a minefield proved very costly for me early as all three squads broke. One would rally later, only to become berserk while leaving the mines, and charge to his doom. HoBs were the name of my game, generating three heroes (though two of these were wounded leaders). My 8-0 radio operator was sniped on the first turn and I went without OBA for the game. My armor was also not in battle condition, as I MALF'd four guns, immobilized three, and bogged three. Thankfully I was still able to wipe out the Russian armor just in time for their puny two Lees to enter. 27 buildings (6 fortified) is an awful lot for the Germans take in 8 Turns, especially with all the rubble and debris. Despite all my vehicular setbacks though, my infantry proved capable, and I was able to wipe out most all of the Russian infantry by the end of Turn 5 so they conceded. I'd take the Russians every time in this.
2019-08-13(A) Gordon Jupp vs Neil Brunger Russian winCracking game, had everything..both my Panthers caught fire on engine starts, multiple Russian gun breakages, heroes, berserk, good fun! Came down to last CC, when a Russian crew ambushed my attackers and withdrew into one of the VC buildings that I had captured but hadn't garrisoned!
2017-09-12(A) Tom Kearney vs Al Saltzman Russian winCrucible of Steel linked.
2016-03-04(D) Kevin Killeen vs Pat Palma Russian win
2014-01-01(D) Gordon Jupp vs Nick Holmshaw Russian winAnother really close and interesting game from the COS pack - Germans couldn't quite get there but it was stirring stuff!
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Avg Rating: 7.82Votes: 11
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To-Play list count: 1
Estimated Play time: 14 hours
Recorded Games: 5
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Hotly Contested Town [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 6
[D] German 4
Thursday 20 February 2020 02:14:35 AM  (c)dramsey 2020