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The Snail Offensive
Eastern Front #96
(Attacker) Germany vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 6th Panzer Division
Soviet Union 22nd Guards Rifle Division
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for EFDx096
Total
Side 1 2
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 2 votes
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4
3
2
1
3.5
Scenario Rank: --- of 607
Parent Game Eastern Front
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-01-20
Start Time 05:00
Turn Count 24
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 92
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 4: 1, 2, 3, 8
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 89
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Rural Assault
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Eastern Front maps + counters
Introduction

The Soviet winter offensive reduced the 6th Panzer to fewer than 1,000 effectives, and the division held its front only by combing support units for replacements. Soviet troops had the Germans all but surrounded, with German supply lines so close to the front that Soviet riflemen often shoot up German trucks. The Germans planned a limited of their own, which they labeled the "Snail Offensive" to push the Soviets back from their supply lines.

Conclusion

By mid-morning the Soviets had been cleared from the villages or isolated. The Soviets, also at the end of their endurance, did not contest the German Advance very intensely. By afternoon the Germans had taken their objectives and secured their supply lines.


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).
  • 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

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (4)

4 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 20

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

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
Overall balance chart for 63

The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 54

The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
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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