Operation Peiper command map

Operation Peiper

Peiper's III ‘Blowtorch' (armoured) Battalion from SS Panzergrenadier Regt 2 conducts a deep penetration mission to rescue the 320 th “Heart” Infantry Division during the Battle Of Kharkov, February 1943.

Note that the scale of the actual Operation Peiper was beyond the playable parameters of CMBB—the original ambulance column was 60 vehicles long! We have reduced the distances and force sizes to manageable levels while maintaining the basic structure and objective of the historical mission.

Map Size 2.5km x 3km

9000 Total Points Combined

  • Authors: George McEwan and Charlie Meconis
  • Date: 13 th February 1943
  • Region: Russia
  • Battle Type: German Probe, semi - historical
  • Game Length: 85 fixed
  • Time: Dawn
  • Ground Condition: Light snow
  • Temperature: Extreme cold
  • Weather: Windy from NNE, snow falling.
  • Defender: Not dug in.
  • Map Contours: Gentle 1.5m
  • Flag type: Static – 6 small (150 points each) and 3 large (300 points each).
  • Axis Bonus: 3650 points
  • Exit type Battle: German player must exit nominated units (see briefing for details)

Play recommendations

Best played as H2H or as the Germans Vs Soviet AI; for the first attempt playing against the AI use ‘stick to scenario default'.

When playing the AI upping the AI combat experience will give it's actions a more aggressive edge (minimum +2 bonus for experience).

This is not a quick hit action. Play this with the mental approach you would play a CM operation.


This is a very large action (big map) so best to be using a pretty fast machine.

Command Map

To help you assess the terrain and keep track of the action this scenario has a topographical map associated with it. You can download it here.

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