Stalingrad North, Rattenkrieg, - September 12, 1942 - September 30, 1942

Eastern Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 02/19/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x12 x5 x12
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:
On August 23, 1942, Hitler's 16th Panzer Division halted on the banks of the Volga. To their right, the city of Stalingrad blazed from the first of General von Richthoven's air raids. But in Stalin's namesake city on the Volga, Hitler had chosen the wrong target. Over a quarter of a million German soldiers would become trapped in the ruins. The battle of Stalingrad would be the most pitiless, and perhaps the most important battle in history.

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

This battle is one of two September, 1942 scenarios. Stalingrad South, Fortress of Rubble and Iron 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 hex 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 has Vasily Zaitzev. The other sniper reverts to one figure.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals
The Tractor Works(3 hexes) counts as 1 medal for ANY side that occupies at least one hex marked with a battle star or medal token.
The Barrikady Factory(4 hexes) counts as 2 medals for ANY side that occupies at least one hex marked with a battle star or medal token.
The Red October Factory(3 hexes) counts as 2 medals for ANY side that occupies at least one hex marked with a battle star or medal token.
Therefore, the Russians start with 5 medals.

Special Rules:
Commissar rules are in effect.
Blitz rules are in effect.
Sniper rules are in effect for both sides.
Russian sniper with two figures represents Vasily Zaitsev, Hero of the Soviet Union, with over 300 enemy killed at Stalingrad.
Engineer units as marked. Ignore terrain dice reductions.
Special force units as marked. Move two and battle.
Frozen river represents the difficulty of transporting Russian troops across the river under the constant attack from the Luftwaffe. Roll two dice on entering and any stars are hits.
Note: Railroad terrain does NOT impede armor movement.

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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