Panzer Grenadier Battles on December 11th:
Arctic Front Deluxe #3 - The Sausage War Heroes of the Soviet Union #2 - Futility
Afrika Korps #17 - Catanzaro Division, Southern Sector Heroes of the Soviet Union #11 - Second Guards Cavalry Corps
Afrika Korps #18 - Catanzaro Division, Eastern Sector Lions of Finland #3 - Winter Fury 2: The Sausage War
Arctic Front #3 - Winter Fury 2: The Sausage War Little Saturn #3 - The Ordeal Begins
Desert Rats #5 - Libyan Defiance Tank Battles #2 - Little Saturn #2: Seizing the High Ground
Desert Rats #36 - Thomson's Ridge : Morning Phase Tank Battles #45 - Operation MARS #33: Still Trying
Desert Rats #37 - Te Ope Maori Hikoi Kia Toa ("Maori Battalion, March to Victory")
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Spring Offensive
Edelweiss: Expanded #13
(Attacker) Soviet Union vs Germany (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 139th Gebirgs Brigade
Soviet Union 23rd Guards Rifle Division
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for EdlX013
Total
Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 1
Overall Rating, 1 vote
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Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Edelweiss: Expanded
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-04-26
Start Time 22:00
Turn Count 30
Visibility Day
Counters 97
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 3: 1, 3, 8
Layout Dimensions 84 x 43 cm
33 x 17 in
Play Bounty 152
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Rural Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Edelweiss: Expanded counters
Eastern Front maps
Red Warriors counters
Sinister Forces counters
Introduction

In the Loukhi sector in central Finland, the Soviets opened their spring offensive with a flanking attack against the German XXXVI Mountain Corps. The 139th Mountain Brigade, made up of troops left behind when 3rd Mountain Division departed the Arctic, gave way before the neighboring 6th SS Mountain Division could collapse and leave the unit surrounded. The Germans threw in all possible reinforcements, and began a counterattack to restore their lines.

Conclusion

After very heavy fighting the mountain troops stabilized their line and held the Soviet advance. But with no fresh reserves available, the Germans would be in deep trouble if the Soviets attacked again. That is, of course, exactly what the Red Army planned to do.


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
  • Towed
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Guards

Display Errata (2)

2 Errata Items
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 912

Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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