[Russia] Verkhiny Kumskiy - December 16, 1942 - December 17, 1942

Operation Winter Tempest
Eastern Front By: secret_strategem - Last update: 12/22/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Operation Winter Tempest was the German attempt to relieve their beleaguered comrades in the surrounded ruins of Stalingrad. In the 6th Armored Divisions way was the village of Verkhiny Kumskiy. The Russians had dug in with numerous well concealed fox-holes on ridge 490 in front of the town. The long steppe grass made it a perfect place for snipers and grenade attacks. A large armored attack on the ridge was repulsed with severe losses.
The Germans regrouped however and launched a second attack on the 16 of December. This time they did not use as many tanks but called on the 6th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and the 114th Infantry Regiment reinforced with Engineer and Flamethrower groups.
The infantry supported by tanks advanced upon the dug in Russians. Snipers played games of cat and mouse amongst the long grass. Co-ordinated attacks neutralized the foxholes 1 by 1 until the ridge was in German hands. Above them the Stukas and bombers strafed and blew up the masses of Russian tanks congregating at the town.
That night the German infantry launched a surprise attack on Verkhiny Kumskiy and took the town.

Briefing:
Allied Player [Russia]
Take 4 Cards

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 6 Cards
You Move First

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals
The town of Verkhiny Kumskiy is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player

Special Rules:
[Nation 2] Russian Command Rules are in affect.
[Actions 3] Blitz rules are in affect for the Axis player.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://www.allworldwars.com/Small-Unit-Actions-During-German-Campaign-in-Russia.html#214

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.

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