| Strachwitz at Kalach August 42
On the 8th August at the northern edge of the Kalach bridgehead, the remnants of General K.S. Moskalenko's 1st Tank Army manned a defense line on and behind the Liska river, only a short distance from the river Don. They have their orders: Not a Step Back!
16th Panzer Division with Strachwitz's battalion at the tip, attempts to seize an intact bridge over the Liska River at Ostrov and then link up with the 24th Panzer division at the Don River. They have their orders: Panzers forward!
Map size: 4km x 2.2km
Total points combined: Approx 15 000
Authors: George McEwan and Charlie Meconis
Designers Note: This scenario is classed as semi-historical as we have had to make compromises with the map scale and unit sizes to fit them into a CMBB battle frame. Units are representative in that relative proportions are correct. The map is at about 1/3rd scale.
Playing the Battle
Best played as H2H or as Human against Soviet AI with AI sticking to ‘computer player uses scenario default'. If playing against the AI give it a combat experience bonus of at least +2.
If played as H2H more experienced player should play the Germans.
Before playing please check your side specific brief very carefully – there is critical information contained therein.
This scenario has an associated command map and German briefing sketch map. Both are included in the zip file.
There is also a short video file which shows Soviet tank ace Lt. Solovyev, a KV commander, engaging a platoon of German panzer IIIs during a playtest. You can get it here