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Stalingrad Fire Brigade
Heroes of the Soviet Union #19
(Attacker) Germany vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 29th Motorized Infantry Division
Soviet Union 13th Mechanized Corps
Display
Balance:



Overall balance chart for HoSU019
Total
Side 1 0
Draw 2
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 2 votes
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Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Heroes of the Soviet Union
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-11-20
Start Time 09:45
Turn Count 26
Visibility Day
Counters 165
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 3
Maps 4: 1, 3, 4, 8
Layout Dimensions 112 x 43 cm
44 x 17 in
Play Bounty 177
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Meeting Engagement
Urban Assault
Conditions
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Eastern Front maps + counters
Heroes of the Soviet Union counters
Introduction

ARMY GROUP B: As the Soviet offensive to encircle Stalingrad began, German reserves rushed to plug holes in the line. The Soviet 57th Army had shattered the Romanian VI Co south south of the city after crossing the Volga the day before. The only available reserve, 29th Motorized Division, set out to restore the Axis positions.

Conclusion

The 29th Motorized Division succeeded in halting the advance of 13th Mechanized Corps, inflicting heavy casualties on the Soviet formation. To the south, the Soviet 51st Army had broken through the positions of the Romanian VII Corps. A handful of defensive victories by isolated German and Romanian mobile divisions could not stop the encirclement of the German Sixth Army.

Additional Notes

Red Warriors counters may be substituted for those of Heroes of the Soviet Union.


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
  • 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).
  • Armored Cars: These are Combat Units. They are motorized instead of mechanized. All have their own armored car leaders, who can only activate armored cars (6.85). Do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).
  • Reconnaissance Vehicle: 8.23 Special Spotting Powers Both foot and vehicle mounted recce units (1.2) possess two special spotting abilities. The first ability is that they can spot enemy in limiting terrain at one hex further than the TEC specifies for other units and leaders. For example, an enemy unit in town can normally be spotted at three hexes or less, but a recce unit can spot them at four hexes.Their second ability is that they can place a Spotted marker on any one enemy unit they can spot per turn, just as if the enemy unit had "blown its cover" by firing. Such Spotted markers are removed as described earlier.

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Heer
Luftwaffe
  • Towed
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Motorized

Display Errata (5)

5 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 2

Two 105mms (ID#s 1204, 1205) have "16-31" fire values in black (direct fire), when they should be in white (indirect fire).

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 20

The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
Overall balance chart for 486

The Pz IVe appearing in the original Panzer Grenadier game had an Anti tank value of 4-7. As of Afrika Korps (2002), continuing onward through the 3rd and 4th edition games, the anti tank value has been 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2016 Jul 25)
Overall balance chart for 47

All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 951

The reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)

Display AARs (1)

Pumping in reinforcements
Author campsawyer
Method Solo
Victor Draw
Play Date 2006-06-25
Language English
Scenario HoSU019

This is an interesting scenario as the Soviets and pushing reinforcements right into battle. The Soviets has just a few tanks on the board, but all the rest of his units arrive by train and have to go right into battle against the German Motorized Division. The Germans have to push across four boards to try to capture the towns or destroy 35 Soviet steps, while the Soviets have to capture the towns or destroy 20 German steps.

The battle quickly becomes a bloodbath for both sides, in the end both the Soviets and the Germans lose over 80 steps and neither controlled both towns.

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