After its lightning advance through the Baltic States during the early days of the Russian campaign Army Group North arrived at the gates of Leningrad, where the Russians fiercely contested every inch of ground. In mid-September the 490th Infantry Regiment was given the mission of eliminating Russian centers of resistance approximately 15 miles south of Leningrad in the area north of the Izhora River between Romanovka and Slutsk. In the path of the regiment's advance stood an unknown number of Russian bunkers and defense positions established on the hills dominating the Izhora Valley.
With little known about the terrain or fortifications in the area, the Germans attacked. Demolition teams lead the attack and systematically destroyed the Russian bunkers in their path. Only a few minutes were required to dispose of the first Russian bunker. While the engineers were preparing to attack the next bunker, two Russian howitzers in a cornfield west of Vilosi went into action. The regimental artillery was on the alert and destroyed the two howitzers and a near by ammunition dump. By the first night the attackers were at the edge of Hill 312 and Vyarlevo. It took all of the next day to seize Hill 312 but the fixed fortifications were no match for the German Engineers. After the capture of the hill on the afternoon of 15 September, the 3d Battalion continued its advance on the left of the 490th Infantry Regiment. Russian resistance was light, and the battalion had little difficulty in occupying Podomyaki since the Russians had evacuated the fortified position west of the village and had withdrawn to Antelevo. By the 17th the Germans had captured Antelevo and finding themselves surrounded by other forces advancing from Slutsk the Russian resistance disintegrated.
Allied Player [Soviet Union]
Take 5 Command Cards
Axis Player [Germany]
Take 6 Command Cards
Conditions of Victory:
The bunker on Hill 312 is a Temporary Medal Objective for both sides. As a result, the Russian player starts with a victory medal.
The towns of Antropshino and Pokrovskaya both contain Temporary Medal Objectives for the German Player.
Any German unit that exits the board at the Russian side at the exit marker becomes a medal for the German Player.
*This Scenario did not take place in the winter snows, but was impossible to set up without an extra base game for summer terrain. Thus winter terrain is used. The Izhora River is thus impassable except by the bridge.
The Russian player will need to substitute some of his figures with other Allied figures at setup. Replace these figures with killed Russian figures through the game.
[Nation 2 - The Red Army] Russian Command Rules are in effect.
[Action 3 - Blitz] Blitz Rules are in effect.
[Troops 4 - Combat Engineers] The German player has 6 Combat Engineer Units
[SWA 3 - Mortars] The German player has a unit equipped with Mortars.
[SWA 4 - Machine Guns] The Russian Player has two units equipped with Machine Guns.
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.