In March 1945, the remnants of 4th German Army were surounded in the "Kessel" of Heiligenbeil, on the Baltic sea, between the cities of Koenigsberg and Elbing. On the 25th of March, STAVKA launched the operation "Braunsberg Offensive" in the aim to reduce the pocket. Fightings in Heiligenbeil brought together 11th Guards Army to the remains of Panzer Grenadier Division "GrossDeutschland" and 28th Jäger Division. The city was entirely destroyed and German survivors withdraw to the harbor of Rosenberg-Kahlhotz.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Conditions of Victory:
- Use "Specialized Units" or "Elite Armor" (Troop 2) to all units with a badge.
- Use "Fordable Stream" (Terrain 61) for the river.
- 39/45 Magazine n°82 - Les poches de la Baltique.
- Wikipedia - Heiligenbeil Pocket.
This scenario was played on the 17th of April 2010 on the 3rd Moscow Open Tournament, organized by Serge Ovcharenko aka "Longbearder".
Official scenario of the "Fédération Française de Mémoire 44".
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.