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Fronte Russo #32
(Defender) Italy vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Italy 2ª Divisone Fanteria "Sforzesca"
Italy 54º Reggimento Fanteria "Umbria"
Soviet Union 59th Guards Rifle Division
Soviet Union 889th Regiment
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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Fronte Russo
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-08-20
Start Time 06:00
Turn Count 22
Visibility Day
Counters 72
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 4: 1, 3, 5, 7
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 135
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
River Crossing
Urban Assault
Conditions
Entrenchments
Off-board Artillery
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Eastern Front maps + counters
Fronte Russo counters
Introduction

During the early hours of the 20th, the Soviets started crossing the River Don in force. The two initial assaults were repulsed, but at approximately 0700, the Soviets crossed again with overwhelming numbers.

Conclusion

Despite the inspired defense put up in the center by Lt. Col. Spighi, the thin line held by the battalion gradually fell apart. This was hastened by a Soviet attack on the Italian right flank, which was supposedly guarded by German troops of the 79th Infantry Division. At 0830, the last defenders of the village of Simovsky started retreating towards Italian lines. Out of the original 700 men only 80 made it back.


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Soviet Union Order of Battle
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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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