map looking towards Belgorod

Map Belgorod

SPW breaking roadblock

Soviet POW

PzIIIs approaching Belgorod

SPW pushing into Belgorod

T34s from 2GTC attacking

knocked out T34 outside Belgorod

Race for Belgorod Command Map

Peiper's Race for Belgorod

After being heavily involved in the fighting to recapture Kharkov in the winter of 1943, the Blowtorch Battalion races to take Belgorod before powerful Soviet reinforcements arrive from Stalingrad – and beat the Heer's “Grossdeutschland” Panzergrenadier Division to being the first to the city…

Map size: 6Xm x 3km

Total points combined:12000

Authors: George McEwan and Charlie Meconis

Date: March 18, 1943

  • Region: South
  • Battle Type: Advance Operation
  • Attacker Comes From: South
  • Game Length: 2 battles, each 45 turns
  • Opening Battle Slot: Dawn
  • Ground Condition: Light Snow
  • Temperature: Cool
  • Weather: Good
  • Defender: Dug In
  • Map Contours: Gentle
  • Map Edges Friendly to:
  • W - Allied
  • N - Allied
  • E - Allied
  • S – Axis
  • No-Mans Land: 800m

Play recommendations

Best played as Axis Vs AI with AI sticking to scenario default. If played as H2H more experienced player should play the Germans.

About Playing Advance Operations

In advance operations the battle map is a portion of the entire operational map, and slides forward (or backward) between battles. The attacker wins by reaching the end of the operational map before the time limit is over (this may take several battles) As soon as the attacker reaches the end of the map the game automatically ends, and the victory level of the attacker is determined by how quickly he achieved his goal. If the operation ends before the attacker reaches the end of the map, the victory level for the DEFENDER will depend on how far the attacker came. Units which end the last battle in no mans land are automatically shifted back to their own front lines.

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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