Dukla Pass - October 25, 1944 - October 27, 1944

Tank battle in the Death Valley
Eastern Front By: nemesszili - Last update: 10/03/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
"At one point, a road diverges northwestward towards the village of Kapisova. This Kapisova brook valley is referred to by the local signage as the "Valley of Death" to describe a vicious tank battle that took place on October 25th-27th. At this intersection is a monument of two tanks, a German PZ-3 and a Soviet T-34. The Soviet tank has been positioned such that it appears to be crushing downward the German tank. "

The Battle of Dukla Pass lasted from September 8 to October 28. The reason why the battle for Dukla Pass was so intense and long, is that the Germans realized that an effective Soviet breakthrough would pave the way towards Hungary. This would allow the Soviets to encircle almost all Axis forces fighting in Eastern Hungary and support their own operations there.

Briefing:
German Player: 5 cards
You go first.

Soviet Player: 5 cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

The town of Kapisova is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Germans.

The town of Svidnik is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Soviets.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on elite German infantry and armor units (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the German infantry equipped with Machine Guns (SWAs 7 - Machine Gun Late War) and for the German unit equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War).

Place a badge on elite Soviet and Czechoslovak units (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

All tank units may move only 2 hexes because of difficult terrain.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dukla_Pass

http://www.iabsi.com/gen/public/Military_dukla_pass.htm

http://www.cisarik.com/SIGHTSEEINGS/site-Svidnik-valley-of-death-03.jpg

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.

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