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[RUSSIA]Konigsberg Offensive_Fort n°II - January 25, 1945

The Conquest of East Prussia
Eastern Front By: Saccappus - Last update: 07/28/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
The Battle of Königsberg, also known as the Königsberg Offensive, was one of the last operations of the East Prussian Offensive during World War II. In four days of violent urban warfare, Soviet forces of the 1st Baltic Front and the 3rd Belorussian Front captured the city of Königsberg ? now Kaliningrad, Russia. The siege started in late January 1945 when the Soviets initially surrounded the city. There was heavy fighting for the overland connection between Königsberg and the port of Pillau, but by March 1945 Königsberg was hundreds of kilometres behind the main front line. The battle finished when the German garrison surrendered to the Soviets on 9 April after a three-day assault made their position untenable.
Königsberg was, according to Winston Churchill, "a modernised heavily defended fortress".[citation needed] Three concentric rings of fortifications surrounded the city: the outer ring of defences reinforced by 12 forts outside the town, the middle ring in the outskirts and the inner city, a single fortress of anti-tank defences, barricades and landmines, along with several other forts.

Briefing:
- Allies player [RUSSIA] - 6 command cards, you move first
- Axis player [GERMANY] - 5 command cards

Conditions of Victory:
- 6 medals

- Any fortress is a temporary medal objective for Allies player
- Hex marked "Fbg de Konigsberg" is a definitive medal objective for Allies player

Special Rules:
- The channel around the fortress is a fordable stream
- The river behind the artillery is an unfordable stream

Scenario Bibliography:
Wikipedia

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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