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Operation MARS # 9: Hell's Fury I
Tank Battles #21
(Defender) Germany vs Soviet Union (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 430th Infantry Regiment
Soviet Union 1st "Moscow Proletarian" Motorized Rifle Division
Soviet Union 20th Guards Rifle Division
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Balance:



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Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Tank Battles
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-11-30
Start Time 06:30
Turn Count 25
Visibility Day
Counters 155
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 2: 3, 6
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 222
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Rural Assault
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Reinforcements
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Eastern Front maps + counters
Red Warriors counters
Road to Berlin counters
Tank Battles book
Introduction

On the morning of November the 30th, 1942, the Soviets faced a desperate situation. The 6th Tank and 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps were trapped behind enemy lines. An all out offensive was hurriedly launched to relieve them. The town of Nikonovo was the first position that had to be cleared.

Conclusion

The attack went nowhere, but the Soviets continued long past the point of any chance of success. The wastage of men and material would continue as long as the generals thought there was any hope.

Additional Notes

Where Red Warriors is shown as a required supplement, Heroes of the Soviet Union will suffice in its place.


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

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (4)

4 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 486

The Pz IVe appearing in the original Panzer Grenadier game had an Anti tank value of 4-7. As of Afrika Korps (2002), continuing onward through the 3rd and 4th edition games, the anti tank value has been 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2016 Jul 25)
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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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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