Panzer Grenadier Battles on January 16th:
Panzer Grenadier #50 - Red Vengeance Sinister Forces #12 - Red Vengeance
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Fronte Russo
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-08-21
Start Time 18:30
Turn Count 16
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 135
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 6: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Layout Dimensions 86 x 84 cm
34 x 33 in
Play Bounty 208
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Covering Action
Enter & Exit
Hidden Units
Off-board Artillery
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
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Fronte Russo counters
Red Warriors counters

In the late afternoon of the 21st, Sforzesca's command realized that the morning's counterattack was stalling. Furthermore, news that fresh Soviet troops were infiltrating the junction between the two regiments created a worrisome picture. The 1st Battalion of the 54th Regiment was wearing down, and all troops in the sector were going to be outflanked by increasingly aggressive Soviets. Therefore, sector command ordered all its troops to fall back and regroup in the village of Tcheboratesky, creating a new strongpoint.


At approximately 1830, the Soviets materialized right at the rear of 1st Battalion, 54th Regiment. Tagliamento Legion's 63rd Battalion was spread out on a five-kilometer defensive perimeter to the left, so they couldn't offer help anytime soon. The Italian artillery was making preparations to withdraw, so they couldn't help much either, and the Soviet thrust proved unstoppable. The Soviets penetrated right into the middle of the Italian defensive sector, and 1st Battalion was surrounded and almost completely destroyed. Sixty-Third Battalion's retreat route alone the main road had been cut off, but elements of that group were able to disengage in the gathering darkness and cross the steppes to safety at Thechobartesky. The artillery and cavalry fared better. After some confused melees, with Savoia mounting small-scale charges against the Soviets while the artillery limbered, the Comforti column managed to leave the battlefield almost intact.

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).

Display Order of Battle

Italy Order of Battle
Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale
Regio Esercito
  • Motorized
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Motorized

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2 Errata Items
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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Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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