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Tashlyk Bridgehead Scenario 5: Collateral Damage
Broken Axis #31
(Attacker) Germany vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 11th Panzer Division
Germany 14th Panzer Division
Soviet Union 203rd Rifle Division
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Scenario Rank: --- of 565
Parent Game Broken Axis
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-05-16
Start Time 05:00
Turn Count 18
Visibility Day
Counters 116
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 103, 104
Layout Dimensions 86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
Play Bounty 228
AAR Bounty 225
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Smoke
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Broken Axis maps + counters
Introduction

The German intelligence gathering on the Soviet forces in and around the Tashlyk Bridgehead during the previous month had produced excellent results. They managed to pinpoint the location and timing of almost all relief-in-place operations, and identified when Soviet units overextended themselves. In one such incident in the Dneister "bottle" during the night of May 15th-16th, 14th Panzer Division crossed over into the bottle at Korzhevo while 11th Panzer Division did the same from the opposite side of the oxbow. With 11th Panzer attacking from the west, 14th Panzer split its troops to the north and south.

Conclusion

The overextended Soviets had planned to cross the Dniester on the preceding day but canceled the operation. It appears they concentrated on resuming the offensive instead of strengthening their defenses. The Germans recognized this vulnerability and easily crossed on both sides of the oxbow and immediately started and advancing in all directions. At Perrytoe 14th Panzer employed few tanks due to the unsuitable terrain but quickly cleared the defenders from the village and the nearby woods. The fighting raged on for a few more days to the north and concluded in the Germans' favor.


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).
  • AFV's are activated by tank leaders (3.2, 3.3, 5.42, 6.8). They may also be activated as part of an initial activating stack, but if activated in this way would need a tank leader in order to carry out combat movement.
  • AFV's do not block Direct Fire (10.1).
  • Full-strength AFV's with "armor efficiency" may make two anti-tank (AT) fire attacks per turn (either in their action segment or during opportunity fire) if they have AT fire values of 0 or more (11.2).
  • Each unit with an AT fire value of 2 or more may fire at targets at a distance of between 100% and 150% of its printed AT range. It does so at half its AT fire value. (11.3)
  • Efficient and non-efficient AFV's may conduct two opportunity fires per turn if using direct fire (7.44, 7.64). Units with both Direct and AT Fire values may use either type of fire in the same turn as their opportunity fire, but not both (7.22, 13.0). Units which can take opportunity fire twice per turn do not have to target the same unit both times (13.0).
  • Demoralized AFV's are not required to flee from units that do not have AT fire values (14.3).
  • Place a Wreck marker when an AFV is eliminated in a bridge or town hex (16.3).
  • AFV's do not benefit from Entrenchments (16.42).
  • AFV's may Dig In (16.2).
  • Open-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables, but DO take step losses from X and #X results (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT). If a "2X" or "3X" result is rolled, at least one of the step losses must be taken by an open-top AFV if present.
  • Closed-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables. Do not take step losses from Direct or Bombardment Fire. If X or #X result on Fire Table, make M morale check instead (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Provide the +1 modifier on the Assault Table when combined with infantry. (Modifier only applies to Germans in all scenarios; Soviet Guards in scenarios taking place after 1942; Polish, US and Commonwealth in scenarios taking place after 1943.) (ACC)
  • Tank: all are closed-top and provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • Assault Gun: if closed-top, provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • Tank Destroyer: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)
  • Self-Propelled Artillery: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)
  • Anti-Aircraft Weapon Carrier: apply a -1 modifier to an air attack if within three hexes of the targeted hex (15.14).
  • APC – Armored Personnel Carrier: These are Combat Units, but stack like Transports. They can transport personnel units or towed units. They are not counted as combat units for the +1 stacking modifier on the Direct Fire and Bombardment Tables (4.4). They may be activated by regular leaders and tank leaders (1.2, 3.34, 4.3, 5.43). They do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Motorized
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Mechanized

Display Errata (6)

6 Errata Items
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The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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All SS PzIVH tanks should have a movement of 8.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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