Some of you might know that I am a member of the Wargaming Club Niederrhein. Once per month we have our gamimg day and the last time it was the Battle of Prochorowka (Kursk Salient).
The task for the German players was to stop the Russian onlaught and kepp them away from crossing the three open parts of the tank ditch. For the Russians it was to bring as much Tanks and personel to the other side of the Tank ditch in 10 rounds. We played the Behind Omaha ruleset but with some club modifications.
So here are the Germans:
On the Geramn side stood:1x Tiger I,1xWespe SPG,1x Stugg III,3x Panzer Mark IV, a lone 75mm PAK 40, some Halftracks (Sdkfz 251) and 30 Footsloggers armed with Handgrenades and Anti Tank Mines.
And here the stalward soldiers of Mother Russia
They could not even hit a barn door 5 meters away
The German side nealy got shot to pieces but stopped the Russians after 10 rounds at the crossing points. Maybe 2-4 rounds more and the Russians had won, but also the could not risk taking more casulties.
it was a really close run thing with the Germans trying in vain to slow the Russian tanks and the really manage to do so. In Behind Omaha a tank loses half of his movement when hit once and to kkep things worse the Russian tank goups had to keep formation so it tankes just one tank to slow the whole formation.