Novo Maryevka

Supply Trucks

Panzer IV engaging T34 at close range

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Baek's counter attack

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Bäke's Knights Cross at New Year Part 1.

No 4 in the CMBB Combat History series Bäke Battles: “Der Mensch” In The East”, this scenario follows on from the earlier CMBB scenario "Bäke's Winter Storm II".

1st January 1943

Dawn on the 1 st January 1943. In his headquarters in the small village of Novo Maryevka, Major Dr. Franz Bäke and the surviving tank and supply crews of his II. Abteilung of the 6th Panzer Division's 11th Panzer Regiment have quietly marked the beginning of the New Year. Unknown to them several kilometers to their north the tanks of the exhausted remnants of the Soviet 24th and 25th Tank Corps and the 1st Guards Mechanized Corps, under the command of Red Army Lt. General V. M. Badanov, were assembled for one last thrust to seal the fate of the German 6th Army in Stalingrad. Under cover of darkness and fog they are now on the move, slipping through the porous German front lines. Their objective is Novo Maryevka and the destruction of Bake and his panzer unit…

Map size: 2km x 2km

Total points combined: 7500

  • Date: 1 st January 1943
  • Region: South
  • Battle Type: Soviet Attack
  • Attacker Comes From: See side specific brief.
  • Game Length: 55+ turns
  • Number of Flags: 2 Large; 2 Small
  • Opening Battle Slot: Dawn
  • Ground Condition: Light snow
  • Temperature: Frozen
  • Weather Pattern: Dense Fog
  • Defender: FOW
  • Map Contours: Gentle

Historical Background

Dawn on the 1 st January 1943. In his headquarters in the small village of Novo Maryevka, Major Dr. Franz Bäke and the surviving tank and supply crews of his II. Abteilung of the 6 th Panzer Division's 11 th Panzer Regiment have quietly marked the beginning of the New Year. Unknown to them several kilometers to their north the tanks of the exhausted remnants of the Soviet 24 th and 25 th Tank Corps and the 1 st Guards Mechanized Corps, under the command of Red Army Lt. General V. M. Badanov, were assembled for one last thrust to seal the fate of the German 6 th Army in Stalingrad. Under cover of darkness and fog they are now on the move, slipping through the porous German front lines. Their objective is Novo Maryevka and the destruction of Bake and his panzer unit…

Playing the Scenario

There are two versions available.

The AI version is for play as any side against AI with AI sticking to 'computer player uses scenario default'. If playing against the AI you can give it a combat experience bonus of at least +2 to up the level of challenge!

If you want to play H2H please download and play “Bäke's Knights Cross at New Year 1 H2H”. The more experienced player should play as the Soviets.

Each zip file contains a historical background PDF (which contains spoilers).

Download Bäkes Knights Cross at New Year Part 1 AI

Download Bäke's Knights Cross at New Year Part 1 H2H