Panzer Battles: Perekop 1941 Available for Download



THE BATTLE On September 17, 1941 having assumed command of the 11th Armee, General Erich von Manstein shifted the strategic focus of the army away from Melitipol and instead towards breaking into the Crimea by way of the Perekop isthmus. After a lengthy reconnaissance of the Soviet defenses there, General Hansen of the LIV Corps was instructed to begin his attack against Perekop and the Tartar Wall defensive line on the morning of September 24. Over 2,000 replacements, artillery assets and part of LSSAH were assigned to Hansen to assist with and exploit the breakthrough.




To download this 3 scenario set for Panzer Battles please click here.

This project would not have been possible without the blessing, counsel and help of David Freer and Mike Avanzini.  The historical basis of these scenarios is Robert Forczyck’s book Where the Iron Crosses Grow, the Crimea 1941-44

To play, please swap in the folders and files (found in the dropbox) for this release into your Kursk folder.  Please review the Perekop Notes PDF as well (found within the dropbox).

Comments

Alan Taylor said…
Hi Chris

Do we make a copy of the original files and then just let these override the originals?
Chris said…
Hi Alan. That is how I did it. I copied the originals and put them in a safe place so that I have for when I want to play Kursk and then I replaced them with these new files.

Hope you enjoy these scenarios.

Alan Taylor said…
Thanks, Chris for your time and efforts with these new scenarios.

I will dive in after dinner tonight.
David Freer said…
Hi,

If I've managed to do it right then Chris' work should work fine within the original build of Kursk. That said, it's always safe to have a backup.

Nice job, Chris!

David
Doug Miller said…
Yes, nothing is being overwritten that I can see. I always use JSGME (Jonesoft Generic Mod Enabler) with stuff like this anyway - it makes it very easy to add mods and remove them without messing up your original install.

Great scenarios Chris! These really show off the flexibility of the PzB engine in covering an earlier period, thanks to the new OOBs and equipment from Dave and his team.
Steve said…
I am getting "error reading scenario file" whenever I try to open one of the new scenarios.
David Freer said…
Steve,

Which scenario file?

David
David Freer said…
Steve,

I just did a clean install over Kursk (version 1.01) and am not seeing an issue. Please ensure you are extracting the file UNDER Perekop 41 into Kursk and overwrite where asked.

If you don't overwrite some files like the unit.dat then you will see the message you are. You probably have a Perekop 1941 folder under Kursk - if so you need to copy the directories under there into Kursk...

David
Peter Winship said…
Great stuff Chris. I wondered what you were up to.

Thanks.

Peter
Steve said…
I found out the problem was I had not updated to 1.01. Thanks for putting these out!
Chris said…
Thanks Peter and Steve for your comments!
JC said…
So awesome work!

Cheers,
Chris said…
Thanks JC! Hope you enjoy it.
Brad Stafford said…
Link to a dedicated Panzer Battles forum? Is theblitz the only one?
Chris said…
Hi Brad. I think the Blitz is the only dedicated one. I know Grogheads covers JTS games but I don't remember there being a dedicated link.
Good day, Chris! Many thanks for your work - this map and scenarios is great! But for historical identity, should be replaced Image for Soviet engeeners platoon (this painting depicts a soldier of assault engineering brigades). The Assault engineering brigades appeared after 1943 and used steel body armour and camo suits.

Assault engineering brigades in Wikipedia (only Russian :( )

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A8%D1%82%D1%83%D1%80%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BF%D1%91%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B0

Photo from Saint-Petersburg Engineering Museum:
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5109/51667439.60c/0_116b38_99320b86_XL.jpg

Best regards, Roman.
Chris said…
Hi Roman! I am glad you are enjoying them. I have always been interested in this battle so it was fun to setup for this game. Thanks for letting me know about the engineers. I will let JTS know.
Simon said…
I apologize for being a little dense. Do I create a sub folder in the Kursk directory for Perekop 41 and then just copy the files and folders into it?