Mad Russian -> RE: AAR HSG Urrah (10/2/2010 4:25:00 PM)
Here is the new scenario format and the briefing you would see as the German player.
Scenario: HSG Urrah_1
Date: 0400, 3 August 1941
Location: Glinki, Russia
Type of Battle: German Assault
Turn Sequence: 40:40
Campaign: Battle 1 of the Urrah Campaign.
Expected Length: 15 - 20 turns.
Size: Large map small forces. Less than 500 points total for both sides.
Side Bonus: FOW
Playtested: At normal settings using SOP.
Best Played As: German vs AI.
Historical: Semi-historical. Based on a historical event
-- Operational Situation --
The German attack was still driving east. Smolensk was being threatened. The Germans were moving past on the southern flank and trying to cut the road between Smolensk and Roslavl.
-- Battle Situation --
332nd Infantry Regiment, 197th Infantry Division, is ordered to cut the road from Smolensk to Roslavl. Elements of the Soviet 13th Army were already in the village of Glinki. They intended on staying there.
-- German Orders --
10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 332nd Infantry Regiment is ordered to capture the village of Glinki. You are to control all road intesections and the village itself.
-- German Intelligence --
Russian forces in the area have fought hard in the forest. To this point they have been only infantry forces and that's what I would expect you to encounter in the village.
-- German Reinforcements --
There are no reinforcements for you. Use the forces at your disposal to capture the village.
This action can be found in "Hitler Moves East 1941-1943" by Paul Carell on pages 104-107.
I have never been able to find the village of Glinki on any map. However, David Glantz is soon to release a two volume series about the Battle for Smolensk and I'm hoping that the village can then be located so I can map it as accurately as possible. In the mean time I've used this location as the basis for my map.
The battle for this village took place over a three day period. From the description of the battle in Carell's book alone there will be scenarios in the campaign for:
0400 2 August 1941 - initial attack on the village by 10th Company. The company is lead by Senior Lieutenant Wehde. A single German infantry company on a 2km map. The scope of the fighting in Russia is brought home with this map and OOB.
1200 2 August 1941 - Soviet counterattack retakes the village.
1600 2 August 1941 - 10th Company attacks the village a second time that day and retakes it.
1600 3 August 1941 - Soviet counterattack in which Senior Lieutenant Wehde is killed.
1000 4 August 1941 - Soviets counterattack once again and retake the village.
1400 4 August 1941 - Germans attack one last time with airsupport to take and finally hold the village.
Come with me as we go with 10th Company to capture the small insignificant village of Glinki. This is the first battle in of the 3 day campaign.