[Russia] Stalingrad : 2nd assault - September 27, 1942 - October 07, 1942

Attack in the north.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 02/11/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x9 x12 x9 x12
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On mid-September 1942, the battle of Stalingrad was really under way. German 6.Armee of General Paulus had got a tactical advantage with the capture of the south of the city and the control of Mamaev Kurgan and the central station. Russian General Chuikov ordered at that time several counter-attacks to recapture these two objectives but the air bombing by the Luftwaffe stopped the Russian attack. On the 27th of September, Paulus launched his second offensive, centered on the north of the city and the factories area. During more than a week, a fierce battle took place in this sector and the Germans advanced slowly but never succeed to breakthrough. After that battle, during the whole October, Russians soldiers drew back one meter after another always battling with fierceness. At the beginning of November, Paulus controlled 90 per cent of Stalingrad, but Chuikov continued to receive reinforcement and saved time, General winter was coming again...
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany] : 9 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 9 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
15 medals.
The central station and the central hexagon of Mamaev Kurgan are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
The occupation of the two hexagons of each factory are a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2), "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) and "Sniper" rules (Troops 10) to the units with appropriate badges.
- Use "Air Strike & Blitz" rules (Actions 3), but use only one dice for the two players.
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- Use "Screaming Meemies" rules (Troops 25) to the Katiuchas unit, with only incendiary shells.
- Urban combat rules are optional if you have the battle map "Sword of Stalingrad".

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La bataille de Stalingrad" - Osprey Publishing.
- "Stalingrad" - Antony Beevor.

Remember, see the ruins of the mill and Mamaev Kurgan memorial.

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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1
1
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21
4
25
11
7
7
17
2
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8