Stalingrad South, Fortress of Rubble and Iron - September 12, 1942 - September 30, 1942

Eastern Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 02/19/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x10 x5 x10
first You play first    


There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
The first time the German people heard of the city of Stalingrad as a military objective was in a communique' of 20 August. Just over two weeks later, Hitler, who had never wanted his troops to become involved in street-fighting in Moscow or Leningrad, became determined to seize this city at any price. The dangerous dreamer had turned to symbolic victory for compensation for failure to take the Caucasus. The butcher's bill would be very costly indeed.

Briefing:
Axis: 5 cards, you move first.
Allies: 5 cards

This battle is one of two September 1942 scenarios. Stalingrad North, Rattenkrieg is the other. You can combine both maps into an Overlord battle. Both sides get 12 cards. 20 medals for victory(Russians start with 8). Center section add-ins are from the top(German side): hill hex, open hex, city hex, open hex. All other rules remain the same. However, Russians decide which section gets Vasily Zaitzev. The other sniper reverts to one figure.

Conditions of Victory:
10 medals
The Grain Silo(2 hexes) and Main Station(2 hexes) are temporary medal objectives for both sides.
If any unit from either side occupies one of these hexes( medal or battle star token) it is a medal for that side, irregardless if the other hex is occupied by the enemy.
Mamaev Kurgan is a temporary medal objective for both sides.
The Ferry(bridge) is a temporary medal objective for the Axis.

Therefore the Allies start with 3 medals.

Special Rules:
Commissar rules are in effect.
Blitz rules are in effect.
Sniper rules are in effect for both sides for marked units.
Russian sniper with 2 figures represents Vasily Zaitsev, Hero of the Soviet Union, with over 300 enemy killed at Stalingrad.
Engineer units for both sides as marked. Ignore terrain dice reductions in close assault.
Special Forces for both sides as marked. Move two and battle.
Frozen river represents the difficulty of transporting Russian troops in watercraft across the river under the constant attack from the Luftwaffe. Roll two dice on entering and any stars are hits.
The bridge represents the success of a ferry in this area.
NOTE: Railroad terrain does NOT affect the movement of armor.

Scenario Bibliography:
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor

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
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