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Bulawin Station
Fronte Russo #14
(Attacker) Italy vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Italy 52ª Divisone Fanteria "Torino"
Italy 81º Reggimento Fanteria "Torino"
Italy 9ª Divisione Fanteria "Pasubio"
Soviet Union 38th Cavalry Division
Soviet Union 74th Rifle Division
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Balance:



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Total
Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 3
Overall Rating, 2 votes
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4.5
Scenario Rank: --- of 599
Parent Game Fronte Russo
Historicity Historical
Date 1941-12-12
Start Time 08:00
Turn Count 26
Visibility Day
Counters 126
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 4: 3, 4, 7, 8
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 145
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 3
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Bridge Control
Enter & Exit
Hill Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Reinforcements
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Eastern Front maps + counters
Fronte Russo counters
Introduction

After the capture of Chazepetovka, the norther sector of the front was stalemated for a few days. On the 11th, Colonel Blasioli, commander of the 79th Regiment, was put in charge of a mixed column that included elements of both Pasubio and Torino Divisions. His task for the next day was to take the Bulawin railway station, a few hills in the surrounding area and the village of Saviolevka. He was to also secure the front by linking up with the German 117th Infantry Division to the north, and with Torino's 82nd Regiment to the south.

Conclusion

The attack went in on schedule. The Italians overcame Soviet defenders around some small houses near the railway line and hill 144(Board 4) after one hour of fighting. Encouraged by their initial successes, the Italians moved on swiftly and took the Bulawin railway station, but then the fog (which had thus far favored Italians) became their enemy. A squadron of Siberian cavalry burst out of the mists to attack an Italian column advancing toward the village of Saviolevka (the last objective for the day). An additional squadron charged Italian troops moving along the railway line, and the cavalry attacks were soon supported by Soviet infantry, artillery and mortar fire. But the Italians did not lose cohesion; in one instance they formed square, and in another they took refuge up on the railway embankment. In both cases the courageous cavalrymen were decimated.


Display Relevant AFV Rules

AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle
  • Vulnerable to results on the Assault Combat Chart (7.25, 7.63, ACC), and may be attacked by Anti-Tank fire (11.2, DFT). Anti-Tank fire only affects the individual unit fired upon (7.62, 11.0).

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Italy Order of Battle
Regio Esercito
  • Motorized
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)

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1 Errata Item
Overall balance chart for 951

The reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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