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Little Saturn #5
(Attacker) Germany
(Defender) Italy
vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 385th "Rheingold" Infantry Division
Germany 537th Infantry Regiment
Italy 5ª Divisone Fanteria "Cosseria"
Italy 89º Reggimento Fanteria "Cosseria"
Soviet Union 2nd Guards "Tamanskaya" Motor Rifle Division
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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Little Saturn
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-12-13
Start Time 16:00
Turn Count 20
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 133
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 4: 2, 4, 5, 7
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 229
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Rural Assault
Conditions
Entrenchments
Off-board Artillery
Reinforcements
Severe Weather
Smoke
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Eastern Front maps + counters
Fronte Russo counters
Little Saturn book
Introduction

On the 12th of December the Soviets launched a series of attritional attacks against the much-tested troops of the Cosseria Division. Although both Cosseria battalions withstood the assaults, they were now badly intermingled and worryingly depleted, both contributing to the unraveling of their cohesion. On the following day, Soviet pressure mounted and the Italians were inexorably pushed back. A few strongpoints fell in the early hours, and the Soviets encircled a few more. Corps headquarters decided to counterattack, committing more than a battalion of German reinforcements from the 385th Infantry Division. This unit had just arrived and was deployed in the rear as a reserve.

Conclusion

The elements of the German 385th Infantry Division supported by the remaining Italian forces and a few flamethrower squads (an Italian army-level asset released for this duty) marched toward the advancing Soviets. Although the 385th had not been completely restored to full strength and was not considered a top-notch division, on this day they delivered. The mixed German-Italian force retook the entrenchments and restored most of the defensive line once more. One strongpoint (position N) remained in Soviet hands. The German colonel leading the action lost his life in the engagement.


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).

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (2)

2 Errata Items
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 951

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

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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