[Operation Typhoon] Khimki - December 03, 1941

Russia
By: Brycie35 - Last update: 07/25/2006
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x4 x5


Historical Background:
During the battle for Russia, Army Group Centre found itself on the outskirts of Moscow by mid autumn. On the 26th of September, Hitler launched Operation Typhoon that was designed to bring Moscow under German control. However, mud and freezing weather conditions, as well as growing Russian resistance brought the operation to a standstill. On the 2nd of December a German reconnaissance Battalion of the 35th Infantry Division moved into Khimki, a suburb of Moscow, northwest of the city. The men of the 35th Infantry Division had moved closer to Moscow than any other German units, and the spires of the Kremlin were in sight. The next morning Russian defenders would launch a counter attack against the invaders in an effort to protect their capital.
With news of German troops in Khimki, the Red Army reacted rapidly. Liaison officers quickly organized the local factory workers into a defensive fighting force. A few available tanks were also sent into battle. The hastily assembled forces were able to throw the Germans back who were already exhausted by the freezing weather conditions. Unknown to the Germans at the time, but the penetration of the 35th into Khimki would be the closest the Wehrmacht would ever come to Moscow, and they would be the only troops under German command to ever catch a glimpse of the Kremlin spires.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.



Briefing:
Russian player: 4 command cards
You move first

German Player: 4 command cards

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.
If the Germans control either factory, the German player wins immediately. Too control a 2 hex factory, there must be no Russian units, and at least one German unit in the factory.

Special Rules:
Russian Command rules are in effect (refer to p.3).
Blitz rules are in effect. However the German player may not play Recon 1 card as air strikes due to the extreme cold.
Russian Infantry marked with a 3 are Russian conscripts; they only have 3 figures.
All German Infantry are Elite Combat Engineer units. However due to the extreme cold & their worn out condition treat them only as combat engineers for rule purposes.

Scenario Bibliography:
The Oxford Companion to World War 2 - By John Keegan
The World War 2 Databook - By John Ellis
Atlas of World war 2 - By David and Andrew Wiest
ASL Scenario AP13 Shielding Moscow
http://www.usswashington.com/dl28no41.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(World_War_II)

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
13
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4
4
12
2