Supply Chain Woes
Patton's Nightmare #10
|(Attacker) United States||vs||Soviet Union (Defender)|
|Soviet Union||86th Rifle Division|
|United States||12th "Hellcat" Armored Division|
|Overall Rating, 1 vote|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 599|
|Parent Game||Patton's Nightmare|
|Visibility||Day & Night|
|Maps||2: 15, 19|
|Layout Dimensions||86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Road to Berlin||maps + counters|
Lieutenant Colonel Hurckes shook his head, trying to deny the truth of the supply situation, but it would not go away. The bottom line was, too few supply convoys were making it to the vanguard of 7th Army. Friction of war caused some of it: lost drivers, flat tires, delivered to wrong unit, etc. But Soviet Spetsnaz forces were also making themselves felt by blowing bridges, attacking convoys, moving signs, and otherwise impeding the flow of supplies. Hurckes knew that armored forces consumed vast amounts of munitions and fuel, and his superiors were beathing down his neck to deep it pushed forward to the men at the front. With a sign, the tired Lieutenant Colonel picked up his clipboard and headed back out to the marshaling yard.
Normally a unit suffering supply problems would be pulled from the line and replaced by a fully equipped unit; or a strategic pause would be called while supplies reached the now-stopped units. However, in this strategic situation where the remnants of Allied forces are fighting to stay alive in Berlin and the entire world is watching the course of this war unfold, no hesitation can be made. Units must forge on as best they can until they are spent or relieved.
American supply shortage rules.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|1 Errata Item|
The reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
This can be very tough for the US. The Soviets don’t have a lot to stop them with. However, they have some arty, OBA and can get air. The US was fortunate in this one as the Soviets didn’t get much air. The US didn’t either, but they did manage to get a few turns in, which they used to help batter their way through the Soviet left. The SU-76 were caught out and eliminated easily. Without any armor, the Soviets could not hold the US back or attack their corridor with any success. US win.