Panzer Grenadier Battles on July 22nd:
Beyond Normandy #43 - Operation Express Pusan Perimeter #33 - Easy Company
First Axis #9 - Slovakia's Battle: Phase One Marianas 1944 #14 - Into the Night
First Axis #10 - Slovakia's Battle: Phase Two Marianas 1944 #15 - Heading Inland
Pusan Perimeter #32 - All So New! War on the Equator #2 - Peruvian Blitzkreig
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Training and Doctrine
Hammer & Sickle #29
(Defender) United States vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Soviet Union 12th Guards "Umanskaya" Tank Division
United States 101st "Screaming Eagles" Airborne Division
United States 807th Tank Destroyer Battalion
United States 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for HaSi029
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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 565
Parent Game Hammer & Sickle
Historicity Alt-History
Date 1948-08-02
Start Time 06:00
Turn Count 48
Visibility Day
Counters 208
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 8: 14, 16, 17, 21, 3, 6, 7, 9
Layout Dimensions 112 x 86 cm
44 x 34 in
Play Bounty 284
AAR Bounty 225
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Bridge Control
Road Control
Rural Assault
Urban Assault
Conditions
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Airborne - IE counters
Battle of the Bulge maps + counters
Eastern Front maps
Hammer & Sickle counters
Road to Berlin maps + counters
Introduction

American forces fought few of the huge tank battles seen on the Eastern Front or in the Western Desert, and those in charge of the Armored Force considered this a sign of great success. The American M4 Sherman was not a match for German battle tanks, nor, according to classroom theory, did it need to be. The job of tanks would be to break through enemy infantry formations and then rapidly exploit the opening. Enemy tanks were to be fought by tank destroyers - a catchall term covering self-propelled guns and towed anti-tank guns.

Conclusion

Though designed as an "assault tank," the American T28 (the test designation of the M28) would have proven much too slow for such employment. But as heavily armored tank destroyer fighting in positional defense, it might have been much more effective. The "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne were de-activated after World War II, returning as a training unit in 1948 but not becoming a combat division again until 1956.


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).
  • Open-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables, but DO take step losses from X and #X results (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT). If a "2X" or "3X" result is rolled, at least one of the step losses must be taken by an open-top AFV if present.
  • 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
  • Tank Destroyer: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)
  • APC – Armored Personnel Carrier: These are Combat Units, but stack like Transports. They can transport personnel units or towed units. They are not counted as combat units for the +1 stacking modifier on the Direct Fire and Bombardment Tables (4.4). They may be activated by regular leaders and tank leaders (1.2, 3.34, 4.3, 5.43). They do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).
  • Unarmored Weapon Carriers: These are unarmored halftracks (Bufla and Sk7/2) or fully-tracked vehicles (Karl siege mortar) with mounted weapons. All are mechanized, except the BM-13 (Katyusha rocket launcher mounted on a truck). They are weapon units, not AFV's, so they are never efficient and cannot be activated by tank leaders. (SB)

Display Order of Battle

Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized
Guards
  • Motorized
United States Order of Battle
Airborne
Army
  • Towed

Display Errata (1)

1 Errata Item
Overall balance chart for 884

All Guards T-34/85 tanks should have AT fire values of 7-7.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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