TAHGC 14"The Paw of the Tiger"
Updated 051205; rev 0
SOUTH OF LENINGRAD, January 12, 1943: Throughout
the winter of 1942-43, the Soviets launched repeated attacks ot relieve the siege
of Leningrad. The hardpresssed Germans rebuffed one attack after another, but
in so doing, their lines became progressively thinner. Finally, the Gemrans had
to develop a trip wire defence fo light local forces, back by a 'fire brigade'
mobiel force, which was quickly dispatched to the inevitable breakthrough sector.
Such a fire brigade was 1st Company, Tiger Battalion 502, with ace tanker Captian
Hans Bolter, who was called upon to halt a major Russian armore incrusion by a
full battalion of the 122 Tank Brigade.
RULE LIMITATIONS: All rules through 82.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: The
Russians win by exiting four tanks with functioning main armament off the west
edge of board 2, providing there are no mobile German tanks left on board 2
during the player turn in which the fourth Russian tank exits. The German wins
by preventing teh Russian victory conditions.
Germna sets up first
- AT START: Co.
I, Tiger Battalion 502, sets up first on board 2 utilizing Hidden Initial
1x9-2; 1x8-1;3x467, 1x247; 1x9-1
AL; 1xMMG; 1xRadio; 2x PzKwVIE; 3x PzKwIVF2; AT 37L; 3xEntrenchment
- AT START:
Elements of the 122nd Tank Brigade enters east edge of board 5 on any road
6xT34/76b; 6x T34/76c; 4x KVIc
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
The Tigers and their MkIV escort arrived just in time to bolster the feeble infantry
positions. Though heavily outnumbered, the combination of Tiger superiority and
Bolter's superb gunnary carried the day, and the backbone of the Russian 122nd
Tank Brigade was smashed.
- 14.1 Snow rules (61) are in effect, and
due to a recent particularly heavy snowfall, all road bonus movement is negated
(even for AFVs).
- 14.2 Due to the heavy snowfall, all German
initial placements are hidden, (42) regardless of hex location. Even entrenchments
and AFVs start teh game hidden, although the AFVs must be revealed after the
first German Defensive Fire Phase, even if they do not fire. The Covered Arc
of teh German tanks and AT gun need not be recorded. When revealed initialy,
these units may select their Covered Arc as their counters are placed on the
- 14.3 The Germans off-board artillery support
is composed of one module of 150mm. The German armor leader may direct this
fire via his tank's onboard radio, in addition to any leader with the radio
counter. The tank radio is limited to the same restrictions as an infantry
- 14.4 The Russian player must precommit
his tanks to the road(s) they'll enter on, by stacking them off-board adjacent
to the road each will use. The tanks must enter sequentially; i.e. the first
tank to enter a particular road hex on the east edge of board 5 pays one MP,
the second tank pays 2MPs, the third, three MPs, and so on, such that if all
15 T34s entered board 5 via the same road hex, teh last one would have to
expend 15 MPs to enter that hex.
- 14.5 The Germans may use Bore Sighting.