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Pain In The Neck ETO (id:#62297)
(Friendly Fire Pack 9 ID:FrF76)
Designer: Michael Koch
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German (SS)Russian
Berlin fell on 2 May 1945. Hitler was dead. The 10th SS-Panzer-Division crossed the river Elbe at the city of Dresden on 6 May. As most other German units on the Eastern Front, they retreated west or southward away from the Red Army steamroller. Realizing that time was running out, the remnants of the division made use of the windy roads around the town of Schmiedeberg to reach their destination: the American frontline in the south. They did not realize that Russian spearheads had already bypassed German defensive lines. The main roads were already in Russian hands. Like a constant "pain in the neck" the Russian troops of General Rybalko's 3rd Guards Tank Army pursued the retreating Germans. Unbeknownst to the SS soldiers, local Volkssturm had set up roadblocks as a pointless last ditch effort to stop the Russian advance. Those roadblocks hindered the Frundsberg in their escape.
Attacker: German (SS) (10th SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg")
Defender: Russian (23rd Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade, 7th Guards Tank Corp, 3rd Guards Tank Army)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Schmiedeberg, Saxony, Germany 1945-05-07
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:9.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:6
PzKpfw IVJ x 2
M4A3(75)W x 2
JgdPz IV(L) x 1
SPW 251/1 x 1

T-34/85 x 3
T-34 M43 x 3

Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: D: Hidden Roadblock on Bd 41. Streams are Deep.
Map Board(s): 41 50
Overlays: P2
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Latest Updates:
mtrodgers99 Added a playing2019-05-20 18:51:45
hoxson1 Modified the Unit Elements2018-10-04 14:51:14
hoxson1 Modified the overview2018-05-03 13:30:32
aaa is looking to play this scenario2017-08-10 10:40:43
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-03-09 18:34:22
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2019-05-17(D) Michael Rodgers vs Jim Runcimen Russian winThe German failed to leave the rear guard close to the board edge, allowing the Russian to take shots at the running Germans.
2015-11-20(D) Michael Rodgers vs Andre Escobedo German (SS) winAndre Escobedo and I played FrF76 PAIN IN THE NECK; I had the Russians. This is a funky scenario where no side starts on board. Germans want to exit. Russian gets a small blocking force in front of the Germans and a larger chasing force behind them. Andre split the Germans. He sent some up the German left, and some up the centre. He also put two squads on the German right as blockers. He left the JgPz4 in the center to cover the main road that the Russian chasers would need to use. My initial small blocking force came in on the Russian right. On turn 2, I sent the T34/85 to the left in response to German movements. I brought my chasing force in on the German right to park a tank on the level 2 hill there. I did not realize, however, that the LOS is not 360 degrees; I would not do that again. I sent all the infantry that way to take out the German squad near there. Three tanks from the chasers took the road on the German left. One crossed the bridge to go after the JgPz4, but I forgot about the squad underneath it; I lost that tank to a PF. A second tank was immobilized near the bridge, where there was a third blocking squad that fired two PF duds at that tank. I had most of my tanks CE most of the time. A sniper small stun made my T34/85 fall to a PF. The other blocking T34 couldn't kill some adjacent German infantry and it also went down to a PF. After four turns, there was only one Russian squad left of the blocking force. I conceded.
2015-02-21(A) Paolo Cariolato vs Chuck Hammond German (SS) winvery close game, 5 and half german squad were exited, it all boiled down to one german squad AM in the open under the gun and MG of a T34/85 it passed the PIN check result for advancing out to victory. Atipical and Reccomanded scenario.
2015-01-17(D) Jeff B vs Aaron Cleavin German (SS) winIt doesn't seem the Russians have enough initial force to hold back the German mob, though a malf'd MA on one of the two tanks didn't help. A perfectly sized and positioned German rear guard severely limited the Russian reinforcements from helping the cause much.
2015-01-16(A) Dan Best vs Paul Chamberland Russian win
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Estimated Play time: 6.1 hours
Recorded Games: 10
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Wednesday 18 September 2019 06:12:07 PM  (c)dramsey 2019