Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

Battle of Kalatch - July 23, 1942 - August 08, 1942

Setback on the march toward Stalingrad - French Open 2010
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/19/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
On July 23, 1942, General Paulus launches his plan to surround the loop of the Don river in a bid to ensnare the 62nd Soviet Army. The XIV Panzer Corps in the north, will form the left wing of these pincers, while the XXIV Panzer Corps, located on the Chir, will form the right wing. The Soviets react promptly, with an armored division rushing in from Kalatch on July 25 Kalach and another from the area around Trekhostrovskaïa on July 27. The Russian and German armored forces clash in the sandy steppes of the Don loop like naval squadrons at sea, in brutal tactical engagements . Paulus' 6th Army is held back for several days, delaying its advance on Stalingrad, and giving the Russians precious days to organize the defense of the city.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history!

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Dobrinka is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
Russian Command rules are in effect for the Allied player (Nations 2 - Red Army).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°18 - De Moscou à Stalingrad.
- Magazine Historica hors-série n°47 - Stalingrad, l'offensive.
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.

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