Their successful offensive
during the early autumn of 1943 found the Soviets with several
bridgeheads over the Dnepr River. The largest of these, located
north of Kiev, erupted on 3 November as infantry and tank units
of the 1st Ukrainian Front burst through the German line. Soon
Soviet tank columns were racing to the distant towns of Fastov
and Zhitomir, mauling several German panzers divisions hastily
brought up to stem the Red tide. On 12 November, however, the
Germans managed to assemble a powerful striking force centered
around the 1st and 1st SS Panzer Divisions, threw them at the
overextended formations of the Red Army, and rolled them back.
Over the next four weeks the action see-sawed back and forth as
reserves were committed and attack followed counterattack.
Triumphant Return is a two-player
operational simulation of the battle for Kiev which took place
during November and December 1943. One side represents the German
forces of the 4th Panzer Army while the other side controls the
Red Army forces of 1st Ukrainian Front. It uses the highly popular
Ring of Fire /Eastwall game system.
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