Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

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Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 30 Nov 2017 17:34

Hitler viewed reports of Soviet Forces at the Oder River with scorn , reportedly saying they must have irresponsibly retreated in the wrong direction.
None the less, Hitler declared Küstrin a Fortress, with no other actions were taken until late January after Soviet Tanks drove brazenly thru the streets of Kuestrin nearly making it to the Bridges across the Oder, with Berlin a Short drive from there.

This action can be simulated using Advanced Squad Leader Game system Module Beyond Valor, Map Boards 5 and Map Board 1
Hexrows R North Hexrows R-GG Played

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 30 Nov 2017 18:03

Advanced Squad Leader Scenario Title: Corp Problem
Date: February 8, 1945
Location: Kuestrin Germany/Oder River
Situation: Kuestin the last stop before Berlin was under constant attack. Heavily armed Soviet Troops manhandling their guns across the Oder River ice to the West side, had setup in the OLD FORT to the West Side of Küstrin, blocking the main intersection and supply route into Küsrtin from Gorgast.
The Germans ordered Training Units like the National Socialist Motorised Corps to counter attack along with the 21. Panzer-Division.
Map Board 5 Map Board 1
Hexrows R North Hexrows R-GG Played
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Balance: Russians are Elite / Germans are Fanatic
Victory Conditions; The side that controls Stone Building Z7 Board 1 at Game End wins,, Building Z7 is Controlled by Russians at Start
Turns 1 2 3 4 5
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Russian Setup First / German Moves First
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Elements of Soviet Shock Group ELR 4 SAN 4 Setup Board 1 Stone Buildomg Z7/Wood Building and
on/West Road Hexes R8-W8-W7-Z5-BB6-EE6-GG5
447 First Line Squads x 4 / Crew x 2 / 7-0 / ?x8/MMG/57LL AT Gun / 82 mm Mortar
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Element of Anti Tank Artillery setup Board 5 Hexes # 8 or Less
447 First Line Squad/Crew x 3/ 7-0/ MMG/45LL AT Gun x 2/45L AT Gun/ Trench x 3
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Elements of Tank Corps Enter Turn 2 Board 1 South Edge
458 Elite Squad/Crew/ 9-2/HMG .50 cal/T34 85/GAZ MM Truck
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Elements Assault Group Enter dr less Current Turn # Board 1 East Edge
527 SMG Squad
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Elements German Kuestrin Fortress ELR 4 SAN 3 Setup east of Road Hexes Russian Board 1 Setup area
548 Elite Squad/436x4/9-2/Crew/HMG/MMG/37L Flak 36 IFE 8 /ROF3/JGPZ 38 t Hetzer
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Elements of National Socialist Motorised Corp Enter Turn 1 Board 1 North edge
436 x 3/9-0/PZ VD Panther
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Elements of 21 PZ Div Enter Board 5 Turn 1 West Edge
467x3/8-0/PZVG Panther/SPW 251 Halftrack x 3/ PZ IV J x 3
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After Math: The German 21 PZ DIV opened a temporary route to Küstrin. Soviet Forces stepped up their attempts to reinforce their units to the west, driving Tanks across the Hazardous ice, and continued to buildup their Bridgeheads.
SSR:
1. EC are moderate with no wind at start
2.Russian Place one Stone Rubble Counter in Board 1 setup area, falling spreading rubble DR NA
3.Russian Fortify One Building LOC
4.Russian Receive Air Support Turn 2, 1 - 1944 FB with 150 Bombs recalled after making point attack
5.SS rules apply to any German Unit stacked with 9-0 Leader/underline Morale /increased Broken Morale
6.German Hetzer may not move until a dr less current Turn #, Hetzer many Fire, Change CA, any other in Hex allowed actions

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 01 Dec 2017 19:59

SSR: 7 Both sides setup concealed in concealment terrain, Guns Setup HIP in Concealment Terrain

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 01 Dec 2017 20:29

German Situation: Russians appear to be setup on B 1 Building Z7, blocking the West approach to Kustrin. German 9-2 Leader 548 Elite Squad HMG/MMG Prep Fire closest Hex without Effect, DR 12 Malfunctions the HMG, random dr selection. The Hezter cannot move until dr less current Turn # and is setup CA covering the the Road approach from the South B 1. The National Socialist Motorised Corp Enters B 1 from the North Edge, The 9-0 436 Squads use caution entering as far east on B 1 as Possible. The PZ VD Panther avoids the Stone Rubble Road Block and drives directly toward Building Z7 ignoring calls to watch out the Russians have an AT Gun with Them. The Russian 57LL AT Defensive Fires, DR 5 Color dr 3 strikes the Hull Armor Hit , NO Effect. The 57 LL Gun maintains HIP Status. Panther advance Fire on Suspect Gun Position NE (No Effect)
The 21st Panzer Division Enters B 5 from the West, spotting two possible Russian Trench Positions setup along the Road to B 1 and Building Z7, the location of Soviet Guns can only be guessed until they open fire. The Russian B 5 Setup has to be taken out come what may, the PZ VG Panther Leads the Way Crossing the Bridge moving out into the open to draw fire, the Soviet AT Gun covering that Hex Opens Fire missing the Panther DR of 11, that reveals its Location, the Guns Location is now the Target for one SPW 251 Half track with 467 Infantry Squad, enters B 5 to take out the Gun.
A second Soviet Gun Opens Fire, DR of 11 ricochets off the Halftrack. A Panzer IV J Enters B 5 to By Pass Freeze the Target. Fire From B 1 is coming from that Russian Mortar?
The Russian Guns appear setup for Concentrated Fire, with two Guns spotted , one is still to be Found.

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Dec 2017 18:17

Scenario Orders of Battle: Russian O/B Anti Tank Artillery Elements B 5 Add Concealment Counters x 8

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Dec 2017 20:53

Russian Report : The 45L Gun Crew has volunteered to setup on the Road across the further east gully next to the Bridge, in the open to baffle the German Tankists advance onto B 5. Visible Counters on the Map Board can unexpected alter the course of Battle.
The 45LL Guns setup for N-S Flank fire, and East to West under belly hits should the Germans cross the gully .
Trench Counters are setup on B5 Road, with one Trench obstacle before the Bridge where the 45L Setup, and another Trench obstacle covering the North Gap Hex clearing between the B 5 Woods.
On Board 1 the 57LL Gun setup in the wood hex south and west of the Russian Road Perimeter setup to add its fire on B5 German Tanks.

The 82 Mortar is Setup in open B 1 Behind the 45L Gun to harass German Tank Riders should the Germans try a Northward Thrust, thru the Gap in the Woods hex, to Board 1, to attack from there.

additional setup Russian B 5 O/B: Russian setup on any full/half hex B5-B1

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 09 Dec 2017 18:30

Tactical Action:
German Turn 1;
Prep Fire at Concealed Russian Counter B 1 Building Z7, by German 9-2 Leader, 548 Elite Squad manning both HMG and MMG, FP 6 , IFT DR 5, Stone Building TEM of + 3 / + 1 after Leadership DRM, result of 6 on IFT for 1 MC vs Russian 447 at Second Level, MC DR of 6 results in Pin.
Both German MG maintain ROF, continue Prep Firing on Pin Russian Squad, FP 12, IFT DR of 9, TEM +1 result Pin, Color DR of 4and 5 exhaust ROF of both German MG.

B5 action: German Panther enters from West, onto Bridge, is struck by Soviet Mortar, TH DR of 2, Critical Hit, throwing sparks and flame , turret Hit results in Shock Counter.
German Panzer IV J enters From west Driving along B 5 Road running South to East, Soviet 57LL Gun Hidden in Woods Hex B 1 Tracking # of Hexes open s fire on MP 9 expended by PZ IV, 57LL TH DR , 2, another Critical Hit results in Burning Wreck.
German 8-0 Leader with 3 Squads decided to not embark on Halftracks and moves on foot along North Edge B 5 thru the Woods.

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 12 Dec 2017 18:30

Russian Report Turn 1; The National Socialist Motorised Corp Group has entered the B 1 Map from the North Edge using Armored Assault, to test whether we have stocked our front line Building Z7 with real or dummy counters, the facists will find our MMG among the Decoys. The MMG across the Street From Z7 in the Wood Building to the North Covers the Intersection they must cross. The MMG and 447 First line Squad FP of 8, on the IFT, DRM -1 Non Assault Movement will show them no mercy.


German Combat Report Turn 1: The 21 PZ Div Panzer Fuhrer has given last minute instructions entering B 5, before we cross into the open and the unknown, to use the Panzer Zug Style Formation of one Panzer Behind the other, for Broad Side Gun Concentration, Like the Kriegs Marine, against suspected Russian Positions. To minimize Hidden Russian Gun Fire, Panzer Fuhrer has taken the Right Turn , on the B 5 Road Running South that then curves back toward the East, across a Bridge, making another Curve West before snaking back toward the Victory Building, the Ride of Victory or Death rests with our Valiant Panzers.

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 12 Dec 2017 18:32

Additional SSR: Germans may use Platoon Movement, individual AFV s may break from formation at any time without passing MC

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Re: Forgotten Battles Küstrin Before Berlin 1945

Postby PassandReviewofWW2 » 13 Dec 2017 18:20

German Combat Report: Turn 1
The Panzer Line on B 5 , follows the Road South, to the turn East toward the Bridge in Hex EE2, a quick scan of the area thru the hatch of the lead Panzer spots Trench Works in Hex EE3 and FF3, EE3 Trench with Concealment Counter looks to be manned? Setup across the Bridge a Soviet 45L Gun Hex DD2
another Position B 1 Hex EE 9 Mortar Setup
To conserve Movement Points, for an Overrun of Hex EE3,(4 MP) the Panzer Line Forward Vehicle Covered Arcs must be held as is, turret Covered Arcs
turned toward likely Soviet Positions, for concentrated Bounding Fire.

Russian B 5 Observations: The 57LL Gun B 1 Hex AA9 setup Hidden, goes into action firing once the lead German Tankist (Panther) makes the tun in the Road , down the straight. To Hit DR of 11 is wide of the Mark, losing Rate of Fire and revealing the Gun Location.
The 45L takes up the actions firing for Deliberate Immobilization on the Panther, TH DR of 12, causes Gun Malfunction.
Senior Sergeant Makrhov group with MMG/447 First line Squad in Trench Hex EE3 , must hold out!
The German Panther Rolls across the Trench, taking BOG Check, DR 11, DRM add to the DR result in BOG, the OVERRUN FP of 16 , is Reduced to Half and Half again to 4 FP , BOG Result, and Concealment Area Fire. IFT DR of 6 Trench TEM +4 vs OVERRUN , = NE
45LL Guns Setup Hidden B 5 Hexes X1 and X 4 Take out on of the Following Panzers, Crew Survival DR 9.
The German Drive from B 5 is for now , disrupted.
The Gun Crews are positioned to be able to join the Rifle Elements , on B 1 Building Z7 if needed.
Turn 1 on B 1 at The Fort, Building Z7, leave 2 Rifle Squads to hold the position until reinforcement that are moving from the South appear.


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