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Korsun Pocket: Little Stalingrad on the Dnepr
Korsun Pocket: Little Stalingrad on the Dnepr

Player Count
2 to 6

Player Ages

Playing Time
6 hours to 100 hours
  • Wargame
  • World War II
  • Designers
  • Jack Radey
  • Mechanisms
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Simulation
  • Dice Rolling
  • Grid Movement
  • Ratio / Combat Results Table
  • Movement Points
  • Artists
  • Rodger B. MacGowan
  • Ina Clausen
  • Family
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Country: Russia
  • Country: Soviet Union
  • Cities: Korsun (Ukraine)
  • History: World War II (Eastern Front)
  • Rating: 7.83/10 from 49 users


    (from the rulebook:)

    "Korsun Pocket" is a grand tactical/ operational simulation of what the Soviets called the Korsun­ Shevchenkovsky Operation and the Germans called the Tcherkassy Pocket. This battle, which raged from January 25 through February 17, 1944, was the first large scale encirclement of German forces after Stalingrad and marked the end of the German attempt to stalemate the Red Army on the banks of the Dnepr.

    Game Scale - Korsun Pocket is played on a 1:100,000 scale map, with one mile per hex. The day is divided into two five hour day turns and a night turn that is 14 hours long, including the optional Extra Night Turn. Most units are battalions, representing at full strength 600-900-men, 60-70 tanks, or 8-12 artillery pieces.

    • One Rules Book
    • Six Counter Sheets
    • Map Sections A,B,C, and D
    • Three Situation Maps (Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 10)
    • One plastic die
    • Three Air Base Cards
    • Two Turn Record Tracks
    • One set of Play Aids

    (from user's description:)

    The game took SPI's 'Wacht am Rhein': The Battle of the Bulge, 16 Dec 44 – 2 Jan 45 game system and added new armor rules which changed the flavor of the game to better simulate the Russian front.

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