From: Mansfield, OH
ORIGINAL: Big Ivan
Rico, this one is dedicated to you.
A Grim Reminder: 6th April, 1944, Near Village of Tsvetovo, Western Ukraine, 4km SW of Buchach.
History: In the western Ukraine the Germans were still trying to form a cohesive line after the defeat at Korsun and subsequent
encirclement and breakout of 1st Panzer Army at Buchach. Relentlessly the Soviets kept up the pressure all along the front,
never giving the Germans a break to regroup and build defenses. Near the village of Tsvetovo in the western Ukraine the situation
became critical as the Soviets mauled two regiments of the German 123rd Infantry Division 6km south of there and broke through
into the rear areas of AG South's left flank. The only elements available to restore the situation were troops of the
114th Panzergrenadier Regiment supported by tanks and assault guns of the 10th SS Panzer moving in from the northeast.
Soon they would lock horns with elements of the Soviet 70th Mechanized Brigade holding Buchach and the outskirts of Tsvetovo.
It was a "Grim Reminder of the shape of things to come for the German Army in the east.
German: Squads, 1/2 Squads, LMG, HMG, Demo Charge, PF, AFV, OBA
Russian: Squads, 1/2 Squads, LMG, HMG, Light MTR, Ordnance, OBA, AFV
Map: Up Direction is South, Six maps, (2x3).
Terrain: Rural with Ponds, Hills, Woods and Town areas.
Scenario Length: 12 Game Turns
Victory Objective: The side with the most Victory Points at the end is the winner. Both sides get VPs for owning VP Objectives
at the end of the scenario and killing enemy units.
Scenario Designer: John M. Pirman [Matrix Callsign: Big Ivan].
10/25/16 UPDATE: Fixed Russian Turn 7 Reinforcements to arrive RU ZONE 3 instead of at top of board. Repositioned some
of the Russian and German ordnance from buildings to other terrain to enhance playability on fire and game mechanics.
Blitz call sign Big Ivan.