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[Russia] The Seizure of Zhlobin - July 06, 1941

Eastern Front By: *player997446 - Last update: 12/07/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
40 tanks from the German 3rd Panzer Division were ordered to attack the town of Zhlobin. They expected strong resistance but wee not expecting 30 Soviet tanks. The tanks were carefully concealed in the streets and town. The German attack was split into two pincers, 1st Company would attack the town from the north, 2nd Company from the west.
The 1st Coy made good progress, eliminating the infantry and bypassing the artillery but when they reached the town they were ambushed by the concealed tanks. The artillery then turned on them and they lost 22 tanks. They desperately requested the aid of the 2nd Coy but their fire was blocked by the steep railway embankment. The 2nd Coy was soon able to arrive at the town and penetrated it from the south, eliminating 25 Soviet tanks without a single loss, turning the tide of the battle.

Briefing:
Allied Player [Soviet Union]
5 Command Cards
Axis Player [Germany]
5 Command Cards
You move first

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Special Rules:
[Actions 16] Camouflage rules are in effect for the four Soviet tanks with the Battle Stars.
To represent the steep railway embankment, all railway hexes block line of sight.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://www.allworldwars.com/Small-Unit-Actions-During-German-Campaign-in-Russia.html#22

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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