Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

[Russia] Set back at Ozereevka - February 04, 1943 - February 05, 1943

Failed landing.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/19/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x10 x6 x10
    first You play first


Historical Background:
In the morning of the 4th of February 1943, a Russian landing operation began on a beach near Ozereevka river, west of Novorossiisk harbor. Romanian infantrymen of the 5th Coy, 38th Infantry Regiment (of the 10th Infantry Division), entrenched on the cliffs overlooking the Black Sea and supported by some "88" German batteries, fought bravely against Russian Marines of the 255th Naval Brigade and M3 Stuart tanks of the 563rd Independent Tank Battalion. Several landing craft were sunk by the strong Axis fire and and the landing operation was cancelled. Romanian cavalry units of the 5th Cavalry Division repelled the Russian paratroopers dropped on the rear of the landing zone. Russian troops already landed were abandoned to their fate. Ozereevka landing zone was definitively left for Malaya Zemlya where another landing was successful.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
10 medals. Severnaya Ozereevka, Glebovskoye and Vasilevka are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- From the beach, hills are cliffs, use "Cliffs & Sea bluffs" rules (Terrains 11).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for Axis units equipped with Mortar (SWAs 6).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the six Allied units with Special Forces badges.
- Use "Cavalry" rules (Troops 8), "Destroyers" rules (Troops 12),"Landing Craft" rules (Troops 15) and "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23).
- Use "Paradrop" rules (Actions 20). Before the first turn, the Allied player dropped three special infantry units (Troops 2) holding his hand over the hexagon with a battle star.

Scenario Bibliography:
- WorldWar2.ro.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the Breakthrough tournament at Paris on the 28th of September 2013.

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
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