OAF 33.2 "Cholm Pocket"
scenario was originally published in ON ALL FRONTS number 33. Extensive clarifications
and modification have been made to the original scenario and modified by Bill
Thomson. The original scenario author is David Pope.
Cholm, Russia January1942:
VICTORY CONDITIONS: The Russian player must control 6
building hexes inside the road loop. Control is defined why which side was last
in the building hex. If both sides are simultaneously eliminated in CCPh, neither
side has control. The German player wins by denying a Russian Victory.
German setup first
Russain move first
- AT START: Elements of the Cholm Garrison, setup west
fo the area established by the following hexes: L1-L5, L5-Q8, Q8-V5, &
V5 to V1
1x9-1ss; 1x9-1; 1x8-1; 1x7-0; 1xHero; 2x658ss; 1x348HS; 4x468; 2x46; 3x436;
2x247HS; 2xMMG; 4xLMG; 1xATR; 1x50mm MTR; 1xRadio; 6xConcealment; 2xEntrenchment;
- AT START: Elements of the 3rd Shock Army, setup on
or east of W10-GG5:
1x8-1; 1x7-0; 23x447; 7x436; 1xHMG(6-12); 2xMMG; 1xMMG
- AT START: Elements of the 3rd
Shock Army, setup on wor west of A10-I6-Q10:
1x9-1; 1x8-0; 11x628; 2xLMG; 1xFT; 2xDC; 2xSU57LL
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- OAF 24.1.1: TERRAIN: Overlay "F" goes on
board 14. WEATHER: There is no wind; a +1 DRM applies to all entrancement
attempts; a -3 kindling DRM is in effect.
- OAF 24.1.2: German AFVs must enter carrying two squads
each in addition to any leader and up to 5PPs. Unloading is done normally,
either or both squads unloading into the same or different hexes. Bailing
out is performed normally. Once unloaded, norm vehicle capacity applies.
- OAF 24.1.3: No boresighting is allowed.
- OAF 24.1.4: Due to
snow camouflage, TDs set up hidden provided they are in woods, building oar
are hull down to all enemy observers.
- OAF 24.1.5: All AFVs
(American and German) receive a +1 To Hit DRM due to winter camouflage.
- OAF 24.1.6: There
is no American Turn 7.
AFTERMATH: The GIs raked the
onrushing panzers, scattering their passengers. Sever tanks were knocked out of
action by tank destroyers and the assault finally veered off in another direction
to seek an easier route to Bastonge. However, none was ever found.