Panzer Grenadier Battles on December 17th:
Arctic Front Deluxe #6 - Stalin's Giants Elsenborn Ridge #6 - Twin Villages: The First Night
Battle of the Bulge #12 - Fuller's Counterattack Little Saturn #7 - Buying Time
Battle of the Bulge #13 - The Missing Company Little Saturn #8 - The End of Hope
Battle of the Bulge #14 - Clervaux Little Saturn #9 - Scraping the Barrel
Battle of the Bulge #17 - Fuhren II Little Saturn #10 - Fighting Withdrawal
Battle of the Bulge #20 - The Greyhounds: 17 December Winter Soldiers #1 - Fuel Stop: Bullingen
Elsenborn Ridge #5 - Collision
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Operation MARS #5: Grediakino II
Tank Battles #17
(Defender) Germany vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 14th Panzergrenadier Regiment
Soviet Union 42nd Guards Rifle Division
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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Tank Battles
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-11-25
Start Time 12:45
Turn Count 13
Visibility Day
Counters 87
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 4, 8
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 205
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Conditions
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Afrika Korps counters
Battle of the Bulge counters
Eastern Front maps + counters
Red Warriors counters
Tank Battles book
Introduction

After a one-hour break to regroup, the reinforced Soviet 42nd Rifle Divi­sion elements attacked again. After all, the Ger­man defenders numbered only so many and another hard push should break them.

Conclusion

Major General F.A. Bobrov's 42nd Guards Rifle Division with heavy tank support had all but isolated the Germans in Grediakino. He planned to crush the resis­tance tomorrow. Already the ambitious Zhukov was looking beyond the capture of the town.

Additional Notes

Counters from Heroes of the Soviet Union may be used in place of those from Red Warriors. Desert Rats counters can be used in place of those from Afrika Korps. Lend-Lease tanks may be downloaded from Avalanche Press at http://www.avalanchepress.com/pdf/BorrowedTanks.pdf. The Soviet player may substitute a close-support Matilda for one of the Matilda pieces if he or she wishes.


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).
  • 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
  • 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
Heer
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Motorized
Guards
  • Towed

Display Errata (7)

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

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
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The M3 Stuart, and other Lend-Lease tanks may be downloaded at: http://www.avalanchepress.com/BorrowedTanks.php

(plloyd1010 on 2011 Apr 15)
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The Matilda, and other Lend-Lease tanks, may be downloaded at: http://www.avalanchepress.com/BorrowedTanks.php

(plloyd1010 on 2011 Apr 15)
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These units should have a Direct Fire rating of 2-3, just like the RKKA and NKVD counterparts.

(danradz on 2011 May 04)
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Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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