The Fall of Tcheboratevsky
Fronte Russo #45
|vs||Soviet Union (Attacker)|
|Germany||79th Infantry Division|
|Italy||17º Reggimento Artiglieria|
|Italy||2ª Divisone Fanteria "Sforzesca"|
|Italy||3º Reggimento Artiglieria Voloire|
|Italy||54º Reggimento Fanteria "Umbria"|
|Italy||5º Reggimento Cavalleria "Lancieri di Novara"|
|Italy||63º Battaglione Camicie Nere|
|Italy||63º Legione Camicie Nere “Tagliamento”|
|Italy||79º Battaglione Camicie Nere|
|Soviet Union||14th Guards Rifle Division|
|Soviet Union||38th Rifle Regiment|
|Overall Rating, 0 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 609|
|Parent Game||Fronte Russo|
|Maps||6: 15, 20, 21, 4, 5, 8|
|Layout Dimensions||86 x 84 cm
34 x 33 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Eastern Front||maps + counters|
|Road to Berlin||maps + counters|
The Tcheboratesvsky strong point was much more vulnerable than Jagodny. It was out on the edge of the Italian army's deployment and defended by about 1000 men, only a fraction of whom were reliable (the by-now depleted Blackshirt brigade). The Italians had successfully repulsed Soviet attacks on the 24th of August, but CSIR command remained concerned enough about the position that they ordered Novara Cavalry Regiment to move to the sector that night as a reserve. The Soviets attacked again before sunrise, just as Novara was arriving. The Guards had the task of taking the strongpoint, and after an intense artillery barrage the guardsmen went in.
The Blackshirts holding the left and center offered stiff resistance as usual, but 54th Infantry Regiment gave ground on the right flank and eventually broke and routed. The Guards moved south toward Tcheboratevsky (nearly capturing several Italian artillery units and Sforzesca Division's headquarters), and as dawn broke the Blackshirts realized they were being surrounded and broke contact. No help came from the adjacent units of the 79th German Infantry Division, even though a Soviet breakthrough in this sector would have endangered their position. Novara Regiment, supported by Voloire artillery, was the last obstacle between the Guards and their final target for the day: a road in good condition that headed southward. Novara fought a brave delaying action, and later Savoia Regiment moved into a covering position on Novara's right. That was enough to halt the Soviet advance, for the moment. The final Soviet breakthrough attempt in the sector would be made two days later.
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|4 Errata Items|
Map 21, not 12.
(Shad on 2010 Apr 29)
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
These units should have a Direct Fire rating of 2-3, just like the RKKA and NKVD counterparts.
(danradz on 2011 May 04)
Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)