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Malomsok Bridgehead
Road to Berlin #51
(Defender) Germany vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 178th "Tatra" Panzer Division
Soviet Union 80th Guards Rifle Division
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Balance:



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Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 1
Overall Rating, 1 vote
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Scenario Rank: --- of 566
Parent Game Road to Berlin
Historicity Historical
Date 1945-03-27
Start Time 08:00
Turn Count 28
Visibility Day
Counters 97
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 2
Maps 3: 17, 20, 21
Layout Dimensions 84 x 43 cm
33 x 17 in
Play Bounty 109
AAR Bounty 225
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Bridge Control
Enter & Exit
River Crossing
Road Control
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Road to Berlin maps + counters
Introduction

With the Soviets storming across western Hungary, the German high command mobilized its last reserves in a vain attempt to slow them down. Recruit depots were emptied of their teenage boys and more-or-less recovered wounded and formed into "divisions" with grand names that failed to mask their total lack of combat power. On the right bank of the Marcal one of these pathetic collections tried to bar the road to Vienna.

Conclusion

The 232nd, a few days earlier known as the "Tatra Panzer Division: and a few days before that as the "Bohemian Tank Training Command," lasted only a few hours before disintegrating. The Soviets swept forward and would reach the outskirts of Vienna in less than a week.


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)
  • Self-Propelled Artillery: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Motorized
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Foot
Guards
  • Mechanized
  • Towed

Display Errata (3)

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

(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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All Guards T-34/85 tanks should have AT fire values of 7-7.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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