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19148U  [Russia] The Bialovietsa forest
June 29, 1941 - June 30, 1941
Eastern Front
In the hell of the virgin forest.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/03/2017

Historical Background:
At the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, the Soviet troops defending the border, were quickly outflanked, then surrounded and finally destroyed. In the area of Bialystok, several Soviet units cut from the rear, took refuge in the forest of Bialovietsa, the last virgin forest in Europe. German 78.Infanterie Division was ordered to clear the forest from all Red Army elements. For the German soldiers , the fighting in a wooden area was not usual and the battle was hard against Soviet soldiers well camouflaged and firing at blank point. The capture of Popielevo village was nevertheless the end of the battle. In the evening of the 30th of June, the Bialovietsa forest was declared clear.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 5 command cards.

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

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Camouflage" rules (Action 16) for all Soviet units.
- Use "Field Bunkers" rules (Terrain 22).
- Use "Fordable streams" rules for the River (Terrain 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.

Official scenario of the FFM44, played in the Memoir'44 tournament in Nantes on the 2nd of December 2017.

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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