Historical Background: By mid October the fighting amidst the rubble of the Red Barricades factory complex in the northern section of Stalingrad had drawn in more and more of the German 6th Army's forces. On the 22nd the 79th Infantry division, supported by engineers, tanks and artillery, launched an intense attack over the Railroad embankment toward the Barricades factory.
Under heavy fire from dug-in tanks and Russian snipers, the German troops slowly made ground toward the Factory. The Soviet line finally broke, but by day's end only a corner of the factory had been taken.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
Briefing: Axis Player (Germany):
- Take 5 Command cards.
- You move first.
Allied Player (Soviet Union):
- Take 4 Command cards.
Conditions of Victory: 10 Medals.
The four contiguous ruins and factory hexes at the Red Barricades factory complex form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 2 Medals for whoever controls it.
The isolated factory hex and the city ruins next to the other factory hex are individual Temporary Medal Objectives, worth 1 medal each for whoever occupies them.
Special Rules: Russian Command rules are in effect for the Allied player (Nations 2 - Red Army).
Allied Armor may only move 1-2 hexes and battle.
Place a badge on the German elite tank unit (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).
Place a badge on the four German engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).
Place a Sniper badge on single figure units from both camps (Troops 10 - Snipers).
The Russian player lays out the Minefields (Terrain 29 - Minefields).
Hedgehog obstacles represent piles of debris and have the same effect as Hedgehogs (Terrain 5 - Hedgehogs).