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Hill 192, Day One
Little Saturn #4
(Defender) Germany
(Defender) Italy
vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 318th Infantry Regiment
Italy 5ª Divisone Fanteria "Cosseria"
Italy 90º Reggimento Fanteria "Cosseria"
Soviet Union 186th Guards Rifle Regiment
Soviet Union 2nd Guards "Tamanskaya" Motor Rifle Division
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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 568
Parent Game Little Saturn
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-12-12
Start Time 09:45
Turn Count 24
Visibility Day
Counters 76
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 3: 16, 18, 7
Layout Dimensions 84 x 43 cm
33 x 17 in
Play Bounty 218
AAR Bounty 225
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Bridge Control
River Crossing
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Entrenchments
Minefields
Off-board Artillery
Reinforcements
Severe Weather
Smoke
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Eastern Front maps + counters
Fronte Russo counters
Little Saturn book
Road to Berlin maps
Introduction

The Cosseria Infantry Division, located on the left flank of the Ravenna Division, remained untouched in the first day's fighting. However, this grace period lasted just 24 hours. On December 12th, two of its battalions, the II/89 and II/90, received the brunt of another Soviet assault. One attack took place close to Nowo Kalitwa, the town on the left flank of II Corps at the junction with the Alpini Corps, while the second one aimed at the conquest of Hill 192. The second made more progress while growing in intensity. An early thrust made by the Soviets had been repulsed using a reserve company, but at 1000 the attack was renewed by two fresh battalions.

Conclusion

The fresh assault again overwhelmed the first defensive line, and the Soviets started to creep up the hill. Approximately two hours after the Soviet attack the reserve battalion of the 90th Regiment was dispatched to the hill. Thanks to the help of remaining Italian forces and a German platoon sent by the adjacent 318th Regiment, the positions were once again under Italian control. The tussle for the high ground lasted for an additional four days with the hill changing hands more than ten times.

Additional Notes

Artillery is from the Cosseria division, therefore upgrade 75/27 howitzers to 75/18 howitzers, as per special rule 16.


Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Foot
Italy Order of Battle
Regio Esercito
  • Towed
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 63

The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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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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