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Strachwitz at Narva 1944

26 March 1944. Dawn, at the edge of the Körge swamp 25 kilometers south of Narva.

Oberst Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz, the “Panzer Count”, has been given another difficult mission: eliminate a dangerous Russian salient threatening German forces in northern Estonia. Using elements of the newly arrived combined-arms Führer Begleit Battalion from the Grossdeutschland division, “Panzerverband Strachwitz” launches a surprise armoured attack into the Soviet defences in the Körge swamp.

Map size: 2.4Km x 2.1Km

Total points combined: Approx 9 000 combined.

Designers Note: This scenario is classed as semi-historical as we have had to make compromises with the map scale, terrain and unit sizes to fit them into a CMBB battle frame.

  • Date: 26 th March 1944
  • Region: North
  • Battle Type: Axis Attack
  • Attacker Comes From: Surprise!
  • Game Length: 55+
  • Number of Flags: 4 Dynamic (chosen by attacker)
  • Opening Battle Slot: Dawn
  • Ground Condition: Swamp and Damp with corderoy road network. Temperature: Cold
  • Defender: Soviets
  • Map Contours: Gentle

Playing the Battle

There are two versions.

"Strachwitz at Narva AI" is ONLY for play against the Soviet AI, with the AI sticking to 'computer player uses scenario default'. If you like a challenge give the AI a CEB bonus.

If you want to play H2H please download “Strachwitz at Narva H2H”.

Before playing please check your side specific brief very carefully - there is critical information contained therein.

Command Map

These scenarios have an associated German briefing sketch map and background details PDF. Both are included in the zip file.

Download Strachwitz at Narva AI

Download Strachwitz at Narva H2H