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New scenario for test - Strachwitz at Dubno

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Blowtorchscenarios.com proudly introduces our second CMBB series, “The Panzer Count’s Ostfront,” following our series on Jochen Peiper’s Kharkov 1942-43 campaign. As always our aim is to present interesting scenarios with as much historical accuracy as possible.

“The Panzer Count”, of course, is the legendary German tank commander Hyazinth Graf (Count) Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz, who survived the war as a Generalleutnant of the Reserve and holder of the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, Germany’s highest award. We have chosen to focus on another German commander for the same reasons we focused on Peiper: the availability of information, not any political or national agenda. As with our Peiper series, we are devoting great effort to presenting the Soviet side with as much authenticity and detail as possible.

In this series we will try to present a cross-section of his Ostfront battles from 1941 to 1945. We have chosen those battles which, in our opinion, best characterize his military genius while offering interesting and reasonably balanced challenges.

The first action is a beta version of a CMBB operation “Strachwitz at Dubno”. It covers a confusing series of actions fought over several days and starts on the 28th June 1941 when the panzer kampfgruppe from 16th Panzer Division under Major Hyazinth Graf (Count) Strachwitz clashes with a specially formed “Mobile Group” under Brigade Commissar N. K. Popel from 8th Mechanized Corps near the town of Dubno during the opening stages of ‘Barbarossa’.

Note this scenario is available for playtesting, and you can download the scenario at The Proving Grounds here .

Each zip file contains a command map and PDF with background info about the action. A full Strachwitz bio to accompany the series will follow in due course.

Cheers fur noo

George Mc and Charlie Meconis

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Originally posted by Michael Dorosh:

Disgusting - an entire post about Strachwitz and not one mention of Großdeutschland. :mad: ;)

Looking forward to this George, well done. Especially like the history and map. Sorta makes one nostalgic for Squad Leader scenario cards or somefink. Nice concept.

Now don't you fret Mr Dorosh - the GD scenarios will be a coming soon enough :D

Cheers fur noo


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