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Author Topic: July means Kursk  (Read 911 times)

Offline Normsmith

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July means Kursk
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:51:45 AM »
I am running a Kursk month (75th anniversary) for July, a mix of boardgame, figures and some Lloyd Clark reading - all good.

blog link

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-means-kursk.html


Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 07:58:03 PM »
As scenario 1 gets set up, there is a new intro post looking at the Dark July map / terrain and mention of the rather convoluted start to the lloyd Clark book.

Link
http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-battles-intro.html

Offline Arrigo

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 02:12:02 PM »
Lloyd Clark... he is tall...  :o bumped into him at Sandhurst...
"Put Grant straight in"

for pretty tanks and troops: http://forwardhq.blogspot.com

Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 09:45:08 AM »
The Kursk Battles Month continues with first scenario, the attack on hill 252.2 has been played and is up. It is a longish post and further posts will be shorter as there will be less to explain.

Link
http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-month-assault-on-hill-2522.html

Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 03:10:26 PM »
Kursk Battles,
The second scenario from the Dark July module, Clear the Ditches has been played and an AAR is up on the blog. This covers a German attack against a long anti-tank ditch that flanked Hill 252.2.

Link
http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-month-clear-ditches.html

Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 04:31:58 PM »
Next up in the ongoing Kursk Battles (Lock 'n Load Tactical) - the battle for Oktiabrskii State Farm.

For those that know the system, there is a neat special scenario rule that only allows units to enter a fortified building to melee with enemy ..... if the remaining defenders are all shaken. It certainly changes the criteria for taking buildings and impacts significantly on play and game tension.

Link
https://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-month-secure-oktiabrskii-state.html

Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 04:04:14 PM »
The fourth (of six) scenario, The Road to Prokhorovka, from the Dark July expansion has been played out and comment at the blog in the usual format.

LINK

https://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-month-road-to-prokhorovka.html

Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 01:43:10 PM »
Another Kursk battle - Breaking the Line, this time using 10mm figures on 4"hex terrain. One of those games that didn't quite behave itself!

Blogged

https://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-month-breaking-line.html

Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 11:14:00 PM »
This is the big one - plenty of tanks for the 12th July battles

I played the large tank battle scenario from Lock 'n Loads Dark July module today.

Nice double mapper and a good demonstration as to how this infantry centric game handles armour so well, with 17 tanks initially on the table.

Observations and AAR over on my blog. LINK
https://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-month-midday-counterattack.html

Offline Normsmith

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Re: July means Kursk
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 04:25:35 PM »
Played the final scenario from the lock n' load Dark July supplement, which covers the Kursk battles.

This scenario moves to the northern shoulder and the interesting battle of Ponyri. Know to those that fought there as Little Stalingrad, this scenario covers the fight for the School and Tractor Station.

Observations and replay notes over at my blog - LINK
https://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/07/kursk-month-front-porsche.html