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Microbiggie13 Jul 2021 6:30 p.m. PST

I try to run a Kursk IABSM game every July and this year was no exception. This one was going to be an all armor one based on the action of Kampfgruppe Stachwitz on the southern front of Operation Citadel on July 10, 1943.

Pz Div Grossdeutschland was working its way north towards Oboyan but had to dispatch a strong unit of panzers(KG Stachwitz) to the SW to deal with units holding up the 3rd Pz Div.

William would command the panzers, while Simeon, Jon and I took the Soviets of the 22nd Tank Brigade, 6th Tank Corps.

The Russian tank hordes are coming in from the near, SE corner while KG Stachwitz begins from the opposite NW edge.

The Russians had 3 companies of 10 T34s each and a bttn CO vehicle.

KG Stachwitz had a unit of 4 Panther Ds(subject to the breakdown card), 10 PzIVG/Hs and some off board Tiger Is. The Tigers could cover the left flank and would roll a D4 to see how many could fire at 18" plus range.

Russian crews had 2 activations (3 for the company COs) while the Germans had 4 activations. So it was Soviet numbers and speed vs German training and firepower.
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Lots of hits by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Our center is smoking by Mark Luther, on Flickr
T34s appear through the trees by Mark Luther, on Flickr

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Quite the tank bash by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Captain Pete13 Jul 2021 6:59 p.m. PST

An Excellent looking game, Mark! When introducing players to the Mein Panzer rules, I always use a tank on tank game.

The key is to either have relatively equal tanks such as Panzer IIIs vs. Crusaders in North Africa or do what you did, which is having numbers vs. quality.


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