System: Great Battles 1939-1945 (WB-95)
Boards: 2 x 50/70 cm
Description: Battle of Kursk (5 July-23 August 1943) was one of the biggest battles of the World War 2 and the last German attempt to gain an initiative at the eastern front. Two German armies attacked Kursk bulge from the north and south, to cut off the big number of the Soviet units gathered in the pocket. Germans managed to break some of the Soviet lines of defense, but they were unable to perform any deeper strikes because of the well prepared defensive positions. Battle of Prohorovka was a turning point of the battle – a bid masses of tanks met each other in the close combat and Soviets forced Germans to retreat. Both sides suffered great losses, but Stalin could quickly get more tanks and soldiers, while Hitler couldn’t. Players are welcome to try changing the fate of this campaign and see if the Germans were able to win the biggest armored battle in the history.