WG107 "PONYRI HEIGHTS"
SQL adaptation of COI Scenario B;
Hill 253.5; Scenario Design by Bill Thomson; Updated 130615
July 1943. 40 Miles North of Kursk ;
Operation Citadel had begun, but instead of the desired lightning breakthrough,
the fighting had taken on the characteristics of WWI trench warfare.In the attempt
to unhinge the Russian defenses on the heights near the village of Ponyri. Following
the capture of Hill 239.8, the German assault on Hill 253.5 was ordered.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: Germans win if at the end of the game
they solely occupy, with unbroken squads or function AFV's, four of the level
3 hexes of Hill 621 and there are no Russian unbroken squads or functioning
AFV's on the remaining level 3 hexes. "Functioning" is defined as having an
inherent crew and any working armament inherent to the vehicle. Russians win
by preventing the German victory conditions.
- AT START : Elements of the 307th Rifle Division:
Set up south of road Q1-Y10:
1x9-1, 1x8-1, 1x8-0, 6x447, 2x628, 4x237, 2xLMG, 2xMMG, 1x50 cal, 1xDC, 1xFT,
1xRadio, 3x57ATG, 40xMines Factors, 8xConcealment, 8xEntrenchments, 6xWire
- TURN4: Mechanized Tank Brigade Elements: Enter on
turn 4 via south edge:
3x628; 1x91; 2xLMG; 2xT34C; 1xM5(MG)
- AT START : Elements of the 18th Panzer Division and
the Panzerjager Battalion 653: Set up North of road Q1-Y10:
1x10-2; 1x9-2; 1x9-1, 8-1, 1x7-0, 8x467, 4x838, 4xLMG; 2xDC, 2xFT, 2xPsk (use
Baz counters to represent Psk), 1xRadio, 2xMkIVF2, 1xStugIII(105), 2xAHT
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- WG107.1: Wire and mines may be placed in or south
of the road Q1-Y10. The minimum density in a mine hex is 6 factors.
- WG107.2: The German player may not inspect the contents
of entrenchment counters prior to his initial setup.
- WG107.3: German 838s units may make unlimited smoke.
- WG107.4:The Russian 628s may use FT and DC but cannot
- WG107.5: Use American Bazooka counters to represent
the German Panzerschreck (Psk): use the bazooka TO HIT numbers as on the Bazooka
counter, the Panzerschreck TO KILL are 6/7/8 (front/side/rear) and
9 for unarmored targets; a Depletion number of 9 (X9+). and HE attack
factor of 8.
- WG107.6: Each Player secretly defines his OBA module
selection during the German Turn 1 Rally phase: 4 missions of 80mm, 3 missions
of 2 missions of 120mm, or 1 mission of 150mm.
- WG107.7: SIDE SELECTION PROCEDURE: Each
player takes one marker of each nationality and simultaneously reveals their
choice of side. If opposing sides are selected, those sides are assigned.
If the same side is chosen, the players bid for side with the lower rated
(seed) player bidding first. Bids may start at '0' and progress in whole numbers
only. The bid is the number of dominate AT START squads to be added to the
opposing side. The bid continues until one player accepts the opposing side
whose force is augmented with that bid. Please report the bid, winning side
and comments (i.e. uneven die rolls at key moments) as this data will be used
for balance modification the scenario prior to its published form.
PLAYTEST STATUS: This scenario is currently in playtest
(Beta Release), please contact Squad
Leader Academy to join this effort. The 'final' version will be published
as a SQLA/Wargame Academy (WGA) scenario pack.