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The Soviet classic pincer offensive, spearheaded by four rifle divisions to the south and one to the north, commenced on 24 November 1942. Despite heavy losses, they encircled the city by the 27th, trapping the garrison. The garrison was ordered to hold the city at all costs, while a relief force was hurriedly assembled. Throughout December the garrison held out against repeated Soviet attempts to reduce their lines. A final relief force, Operation Totila, was launched on January 4th 1943, in an attempt to break through to Velikiye Luki and relieve the embattled garrison.
Axis: 5 cards.You move first
Allies: 5 cards.
Conditions of Victory:
The 3 'A' hexes are temporary medal objectives for both sides. The Axis gains 1 medal and the Allies 2 medals if they occupy any of the 3 hexes.
The 2 'B' hexes are temporary medal objectives for both sides. The Axis gains 1 medal and the Allies 1 medal if they occupy either hex.
Therefore, the Axis start with 2 medals.
Air Power as Artillery Bombard deck is used.
Follow frozen river rules. Roll 2 dice and any stars are hits.
Special force infantry for both sides as marked. Can move 2 and battle.
Engineer units for both sides. Ignore dice reductions in close assault.
German Special Force armor unit has 4 figures.
The ravines that replace frozen river hexes depict areas of thin ice that armor units cannot cross.
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.