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Jerboa Inactive Member22 Sep 2012 2:48 p.m. PST

The One Day Campaign game inspired on the Bogoroditskoye battle, as part of the Kursk campaign, took place yesterday 15th on the Espimodel event, in Espinho, Portugal.
We took a last minute decision to go for setting B, using a single large table with three Combat Groups per side.
In the first game the Soviet deployed by the middle-back terrain, the Leibstandarte wipped out the center and the SOV flanks never got enough support to hold the Germans off vital positions. The Soviets suffered from chronic command difficulties (as expected); yet it was still very close and ended as an Axis victory due to a last assault on the final turn by 2nd SS on Telezhenka!
In the second game the Soviets better realized was going on and decided to deploy a dug-in Company on every Axis side village, causing a major traffic jam on the Axis deployment baseline, to the East. The first SS again progressed well, this time along the Pseil river, but amidst general confusion to the East, the Germans collapsed and even Poroi ended in Soviet hands. A clear Ally victory.
I was surprised about how fun this option came up, as the single three tables had been thoroughly tested but this variant had not.
Models were mostly Series 7 WTM with a fair number of WGS and Can.Do thrown in the mix, plus the odd Pendraken.
It is noteworthy that we could comfortably hold two games of this size in a single day, including a travel time of 350Km there and back again.
All very enjoyable, thank you for the Brigada Tripeira organization.

To see the game map you could check at:
link
and download the Kursk 1943 file.

jfariahitech Inactive Member24 Sep 2012 6:30 a.m. PST

The One Day Campaign photo report here:
link

Cheers.

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