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Summa - December 17, 1939

Russo Finnish War
Eastern Front By: Sliderule - Last update: 11/30/2007
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x4 x6


Historical Background:
The primary axis of the Soviet assault was intended to be from Lenningrad to Viipuri Finland's second largest city. However the Isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga is cut by a series of lakes joined by the Taipale River which reduces the land corridor to a bottleneck 12 miles wide in the vicinity of the village of Summa. The Russian General Yakovlev has around 200,000 men in the Isthmus just under half of whom will conduct the initial assault. The Finnish Commander Luitennant General Hugo ­Östermann has around 125,000 men in the Ithsmus but no tanks and few Antitank guns. Finns have to use four man molotov cocktail squads to halt Soviet tanks where no artillery is available. Defensive positions have been in preparation in this area for some time but due to budget constraints are not as strong as had been intended.

Briefing:
Finnish Player
* Take 5 command cards

Russian Player
* Take 4 command cards
* You go first

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Special Rules:
Russian command rules are in effect

The two bunkers are standard bunkers not field bunkers

Scenario Bibliography:
White Death (Russia's war on Finland 1939-40) Robert Edwards

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
6
3
9
1
12
8
4
2
1
3
1
3