Command Ops Stalingrad: Operation Hubertus --- Available For Download
|German troops take cover inside the Tractor Factory.|
To begin, a very special thanks to Tim at Ranger X3X and Doug at Cry Havoc for their playtesting Hubertus, their edits/suggestions to the scenario and their help with the creation of a playable Soviet estab file.
Operation Hubertus is the 1st of three scenarios I have planned for the Stalingrad front. It covers three very intense days of desperate fighting near the end of German offensive operations in the City. Historically, after Hubertus' completion, the Soviets launched a counterattack and encircled the German 6th Army along with a collection of Axis satellite units.
At the time of this operation, the German divisions within Stalingrad were almost spent, with many under 50% of their manpower. A plan was suggested to and approved by Hitler to use Pioneer units to eliminate the remaining Soviet bridgeheads. The Soviet formations within Stalingrad were in even worse shape with many hovering around 30% of their manpower strength.
These Pioneer units were collected from across the Eastern front and attached to the front-line units within Stalingrad. In addition, Assault Group Linden was formed and directed to lead the attack.
This scenario attempts to recreate this operation. My scenario map for Stalingrad has been drawn using the map maker. The estab file is basic by Command Ops standards. Again I have to thank Tim and Doug for their help with it. I've also tried to put the OOB together as close to reality as possible but most accounts of the battle were thin and the sourcing differed on a number of key points.
To learn more about the scenario I created I encourage you to read Doug and Tim's AARs below:
Operation Hubertus - German AAR.
Operation Hubertus - Soviet AAR Part 2
Operation Hubertus - Soviet AAR Part 1
11 Nov 1944 03:30
The German 6th Army is preparing to finalize its capture of the remaining Soviet bridgeheads west of the Volga within Stalingrad.
Soviet intelligence has learned that elite German Pioneer units will lead the assault.
The German operational order has been code-named Hubertus after one of the key objectives, the Commissar's House.
Capture of these bridgeheads will give the German 6th Army full control over the City of Stalingrad.
German forces outnumber the Soviet forces, but the Soviet 62nd Army is well supported by artillery batteries across the river.
Air cover for both armies is equal.
The weather situation is expected to worsen.
Duration: 2 Days, 17 Hours, 31 minutes
Allies Total units: 137
Axis Total units: 121
Allied Combat Power: 221.99
Axis Combat Power: 310.55
Estab file (place in estab folder)
Estab XML (place in estab folder)
Estab Images (place in estab folder)
Scenario file (place in scenario folder)
Map file (place in maps folder)
Map file cache (place in maps folder)
Signature - Weichs (place in graphics folder, default folder)
Signature - Yeremenko (place in graphics folder, default folder)
Signature read me file.
I hope you enjoy it and please leave me comments below!