In July of 1941, Mussolini sent Italian troops to take part in Operation Barbarossa. These men were pooled together with German troops to form the 9th Pasubio. As the Axis rolled into Russia, this unit's advance guard was ordered to move quickly ahead of the main force and secure crossing points on a small tributary of the Bug River near the town of Yasnaya Polyana. The Italians launched their attack to secure the bridges, but following a bitter fight they were forced to retreat when Soviet tank reinforcements rolled into view.
Equipment Pack Bonus scenario #4
Axis Player [Italy] Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.
Allied Player [Soviet Union] Take 5 Command cards.
Conditions of Victory:
The 4 bridge hexes form a group of hexes that is a Turn Start Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 medal for whoever has "uncontested control" of the majority [plurality] of the group.
"Uncontested Control" means having a unit on the objective hex or in a hex adjacent to it, and no enemy units on, or next to, the Objective hex.
The Allied player has "uncontested control" [of 3 bridges] at the start of the battle and thus has a 1 medal head start.
-The Allied player must place sandbags on any 3 of his units at the start of the battle before he receives his Command cards.
-Russian Command rules (Nations 2).
-Italian Royal Army & High Command rules (Nations 6).
-Allied Armor may only move up to 2 hexes and battle.
-Both Axis and Allies will roll 1 die when playing the Air Power card.
-Special Weapon Asset early war rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 3) and Machine Guns (SWAs 8).
-Air Rules are not in effect. The Air Sortie cards are set aside and are not used in this mission.
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.