Panzer Grenadier Battles on February 24th:
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No River Wide Enough
Sinister Forces #30
(Attacker) Germany vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 5th SS "Viking" Division
Soviet Union 9th Guards Cavalry Division

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Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Sinister Forces
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-08-12
Start Time 07:30
Turn Count 30
Visibility Day
Counters 103
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 10, 3
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 178
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Enter & Exit
Urban Assault
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge maps
Eastern Front maps + counters
Sinister Forces counters

While part of the Viking Division fought for Belorechenskaya, another combat group tried to outflank the defenders by forcing a crossing of the Laba River to the east of town. Tough Kuban Cossack horsemen of the 12th Cavalry Division, a regular unit of the pre-war Red Army, barred their path. Viking Division's command used its typical answer to such provocations: it called in its Finnish storm troopers.


Suffering heavy losses, the Finns led the German assault across the Laba, successfully forcing a bridgehead to unhinge the defense of Belorechenskaya. However, by the time they had secured their positions, the rest of the division had already begun its bloody frontal assault on the town. Poor decision-making led to the SS suffering all the losses of an opposed river crossing and the house-to-house conquest of a large town, when only one of these operations had been necessary. Fighting on their home ground, the Kuban Cossacks remained combat-ready and would face the SS again the next day.

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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).

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Germany Order of Battle
  • Motorized
  • Towed
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
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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 reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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