JTS confirme la disponibilité en cette fin de semaine du 25ème titre dans la série Panzer Campaigns, le 12ème spécialement pour le vaste sujet du front de l’est. Wargame précis sur le thème ici de la libération de l’Ukraine en 1943 et des nombreux combats livrés par les soviétiques face au IIIe Reich.

Violentes batailles que le jeu retranscrit via pas moins de 59 scénarios, sur des cartes à une échelle de 1 hex pour 1 Km, et avec des tours de jeu représentant deux heures. Le tout à l’échelle du bataillon et de la compagnie.

Pour plus d’informations sur Panzer Campaigns ‘Kiev 43, voyez cette page chez l’éditeur. Ce titre est dédié à la mémoire de John Tiller, récemment disparu.

A lire éventuellement sur cette série notre article Smolensk ’41 : Panzer General !

 

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Panzer Campaigns – back to the Eastern Front!

John Tiller Software and Wargame Design Studio are proud to announce the release of the 25th title in the Panzer Campaigns series of games – Kiev ’43. David Freer & Bill Peters teamed up here bringing to life the struggle on the eastern front to liberate the Ukraine in 1943.

After the debacle at Kursk in July of 1943, the Russians followed up their victory with a series of campaigns to drive the Germans out of Russia. The first of these was Operation Kutuzov, lasting from 14 July to 14 August, where the Axis forces tried to hold a line at Bryansk but failed. After this the Russians kicked off Operation Rumiantsev, from 3 – 24 August, where the Soviets captured Kharkov and liberated the eastern Ukraine. The next major objective on their list was to cross the Dnepr River line and liberate Kiev, the third largest city in the Soviet Union.

Facing the Soviet Union’s forces to defend Kiev were the depleted 4th Panzerarmee and the 8th Army forces. Hitler’s vaunted “East Wall” relied very much upon the Dnepr River to hold back the advancing Russian armies. The failure to properly fortify this line meant that the German soldiers would be fighting in trenches rather than bunkers. Following a series of river crossings in locations north and south of Kiev, the Russians finally broke through the Germans lines north of Kiev and captured the Ukrainian capital by the 6th of November. What followed after this was a swift pursuit of the German forces only to be checked by the arrival of armored reserves. What followed was a classic pitched battle where the Wehrmacht and SS forces tried to smash the Russians and retake Kiev.

You can view screen shots, descriptions and file previews on the Product Page. Or, if you are ready to pick up a copy head on over to our store.

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