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Defending The Vistula
Red & White #5
(Defender) Soviet Union vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Soviet Union 5th Guards Rifle Division
United States 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
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Balance:



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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 586
Parent Game Red & White
Historicity Historical
Date 1951-10-22
Start Time 04:00
Turn Count 16
Visibility Day
Counters 96
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 14, 23
Layout Dimensions 86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
Play Bounty 221
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
River Crossing
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Smoke
Terrain Mods
Illumination
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Hammer & Sickle counters
Red & White book
Road to Berlin maps + counters
Introduction

The Korean War had entered a stalemate phase against the Chinese and the remaining North Koreans, but still commanded significant American resources. With the opening of a new conflict in Europe, President Truman agreed to commit his strategic reserve, the 82nd Airborne Division, to help the Poles halt the Soviets. The Pomeranian Military District, exhausted and shredded, badly needed a break. General Gregory Bart, Commander of the U.S. 1st Expeditionary Army, offered the recently-arrived 82nd to hold the Vistula River line fronting the main Soviet advance along Highway 7. General Maczek gratefully ordered the appropriate withdrawal and reconstitution of his battered Polish units. The Soviets had forced one bridgehead already; that would be the first target.

Conclusion

Anxious to make a good showing, the Americans charged in with vigor. The tired Soviets, short on supplies and caught unawares by the new arrivals, fell back to the relative safety of the east bank and awaited reinforcements.

Additional Notes

Americans get extra column shifts for DF and Assault


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
  • Assault Gun: if closed-top, provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • Tank Destroyer: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)
  • Anti-Aircraft Weapon Carrier: apply a -1 modifier to an air attack if within three hexes of the targeted hex (15.14).

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 912

Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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All Guards T-34/85 tanks should have AT fire values of 7-7.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The M18 has a special rule in Battle of the Bulge but it applies globally: "A two-step M18 unit can fire one anti-tank shot and move half its movement allowance (retain fractions) in a single impulse. The order in which it does these two actions is the player's choice."

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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