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They’ll Take Your Life
Kursk - South Flank #31
(Attacker) Germany vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 1st SS "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" Division
Soviet Union 183rd Rifle Division
Soviet Union 2nd Tank Corps
Soviet Union 301st Antitank Regiment
Soviet Union 57th Guards Heavy Tank Regiment
Soviet Union 9th Guards Airborne Division
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for KurS031
Total
Side 1 2
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 3 votes
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4.33
Scenario Rank: --- of 586
Parent Game Kursk - South Flank
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-07-11
Start Time 07:30
Turn Count 26
Visibility Day
Counters 327
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 2
Maps 4: 36, 37, 38, 39
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 208
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Entrenchments
Minefields
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Reinforcements
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Kursk - South Flank maps + counters
Introduction

Corps commander SS Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser had supreme confidence in his men. As the best the master race had to offer, he felt once the orders were given there was nothing they could not accomplish. Today he expected a depleted 1st SS Lifeguard Division to secure both Storozhevoe and Iamki in addition to cutting the Prokhorovka- Oboian road. Once that was accomplished they were to proceed to Prokhorovka. All this had to be achieved against overwhelming odds.

Conclusion

Despite Soviet spoiling attacks against both German flanks, the fury of the German attack quickly drove the Soviets back to the Oktiabr’skii State Farm. There the Soviets managed to stall the attack, and a German call went out for assistance. Rushing to the scene were the Tiger company and recon battalion of Lifeguard Division plus other units. With the additional manpower, both Oktibr’skii State Farm and Storozhevoe were soon subdued. Major D.I. Borskin, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 26th Guards Airborne Regiment, claimed that the German soldiers assaulting the state farm had been supplied a liberal amount of schnapps. Despite or because of this, his battalion was driven from the farm.


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)
  • 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.
  • Prime Movers: Transports which only transport towed units and/or leaders (May not carry personnel units). May or may not be armored (armored models are open-top). All are mechanized. (SB)
  • 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

Germany Order of Battle
Schutzstaffel
  • Motorized
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Motorized
Guards
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized

Display Errata (8)

8 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 439

All SS 75mm IG guns are direct fire weapons (black), not indirect (white).

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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The Units in Beyond Normandy were misprinted with a movement factor of 5. The movement factor should be 8.

(rerathbun on 2012 Mar 21)
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Liberation 1944's counters are mislabeled 'PzIVF2.' The counter's ratings are correct (Armor 5, Move 8, DF 11-6, AT 6-8).

(rerathbun on 2014 Feb 14)
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The movement shown on the counter is zero (0) but is listed as 8 just like the regular SdKfz 250 APCs.

(thomaso827 on 2016 Jul 11)
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Should have direct fire value of 10-5 and an anti-tank value of 4-4. Values on the Kursk South Flank counter are for SPW-251/22.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Feb 17)
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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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Foggy Memory of the Actual Game
Author gulatum (13)
Method Dual Table Setup + Voice Chat
Victor Germany
Participants davidthedad
Play Date 2016-01-05
Language English
Scenario KurS031

This game, played via phone and dual setup over several weekends, was finished by Thanksgiving 2015.

However, I remember that when I read the scenario, I figured that my job as the Germans was to capture territory or kill Russians. I decided that no matter what happened, I would kill Russians. I was not going to rush any fortified positions; I just rolled forward slowly and eliminated as many Russians as I could.

The strategy worked.

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