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[Russia] Capture of Novorossiisk - September 10, 1942

Unternehmen Fall Blau - "Thalassa, Thalassa !"
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/12/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    


Historical Background:
After the capture of Krasnodar in August 1942, German 5.Armee Korps, part of the German 17.Armee advancing towards the Caucasus, turned to the west to capture the Russian harbours on the Black Sea. The German vanguard arriving on the hills that overlooked Novorossiisk and seeing the Black Sea, sent a radio message "Thalassa, Thalassa!" to report the arrival to the coast. Novorossiisk was an important harbour and industrial city, defended by Soviet troops of the 47th Army. The battle ended on the 10th of September when German infantrymen of 73 and 125.Infanterie Division reached the wharf of Novorossiisk. But after this capture, the German advance to the Caucasus failed because of lack of reinforcement and resupply in front of a persistent Soviet resistance.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The depot is a permanent medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nations 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15)
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.

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.

Set-up Order
4
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1
1
9
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15
9
5
6
2
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5
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4