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6365A  Solotvyn
December 30, 1943 - December 31, 1943
Eastern Front
French Open 2010
By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/19/2010

Historical Background:
On December 24, 1943, Soviet General Vatutine opens the first Ukrainian Front towards Zhitomir and Berdichev. The 48th German Panzer rushes to the front to stem the Soviet advance. On December 30, the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler (1st SS Panzer Division), which had established itself between the villages of Kodnia and Solotvyn, faces the onslaught of Soviet infantry and tanks, supported by gunfire from the Katyusha rocket launchers. For two days, the SS units supported by the Tigers of the 13th s.Panzerkompagnie hold the Russians back, before receiving the order to retreat onto a new line of defense.

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] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Exit marker rules are in effect for the Allied troops exiting the board through the hex marked "vers Ruzhky".

Special Rules:
- All Axis infantry units elite Waffen-SS units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).
- The Axis tank unit with a single figure is a Tiger Tank (Troops 16 - Tigers)
- The Gnilopiat river is impassable except on bridges (Terrain 8 - Rivers & Waterways).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album historique Leibstandarte SS - Ed. Heimdal.

Set-up Order