Graveyard of Armor III: After the Ambush
Kursk - Burning Tigers #12
|(Attacker) Germany||vs||Soviet Union (Defender)|
|Germany||2nd "Vienna" Panzer Division|
|Germany||505th Heavy Panzer Battalion|
|Soviet Union||16th Tank Corps|
|Soviet Union||3rd Antitank Brigade|
|Soviet Union||70th Guards Rifle Division|
|Overall Rating, 3 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 609|
|Parent Game||Kursk - Burning Tigers|
|Maps||3: 41, 42, 43|
|Layout Dimensions||84 x 43 cm
33 x 17 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Kursk - Burning Tigers||maps + counters|
Second Tank Army could not get its 16th Tank Corps into action on July 5th thanks to poor staff work, and spent that night getting the corps into attack positions. In the pre-dawn hours the Soviet tankers finally moved forward, only to run into a line of 16 Tiger tanks, dug in and well-camouflaged, that devastated two of the corps' tank brigades — 10th Tank Brigade lost 46 of its 50 tanks in minutes. As the survivors attempted to withdraw from the disaster things went from bad to worse as the fresh 2nd Panzer Division arrived on the scene and gave chase.
A potent offensive force formed when the 2nd Panzer Division arrived on the battlefield and assumed control of the 505th Heavy Panzer Detachment. The 2nd Panzer Division now fielded over 40 state-of-the-art Tiger tanks in addition to their 59 long-barreled Panzer IVs. Using this firepower they easily forced the remnants of the Soviet 16th Tank Corps back to the second defensive belt where the 70th Guards Rifle Division, backed by plentiful antitank gun support, stopped all forward progress for the day.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|7 Errata Items|
German Setup: Should be one SK231/8 not two. Russian Setup: Should be five RKKA wagons and 3 Guard wagons, not eight RKKA wagons
(mike perryman on 2017 Apr 20)
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
All SS PzIVH tanks should have a movement of 8.
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.
Liberation 1944's Tiger movement and armor ratings are backwards. They should be Armor 7 and Movement 5.
(petermc on 2014 Feb 14)
Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.
|After the Ambush.....all was quiet|
The Soviets do not fare well at all in this one. The Germans pull 2 aircraft a turn for 4 turns. The Germans are unstoppable, to a point. The Soviets do manage to grind down some German units, but the Germans only get a minor victory. The Germans do occupy all town and 40 meter hill hexes at the end, but they did not exit over 20 steps off the map. All told though, this was a complete tactical victory, and for all intents and purposes a complete victory. The Soviets had nothing they could pull together in to a cohesive force.