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Crimea - Break in at Perekop - September 24, 1941 - September 28, 1941

Eastern Front By: van Voort - Last update: 02/12/2012
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Historical Background:
In late 1941 General von Manstein was sent to command the 11th Army on the south flank of the Axis advance with a brief to take the Crimean peninsula, thereby denying the Soviet Black Sea fleet its major base and helping to ensure that the valuable oil fields at Poloesti were out of range from Soviet air attack.

His first task would be to gain a foothold on the peninsula, this wold not be easy. The main route was only 3km wide at its narrowest and Soviet were thickening every day, in part using the ancient lines of the Tartar Ditch.

Other routes, following the railway line to Chongar across causeways and bridges or still further east along the long thin sand spit of the Arabat were even less appealing.

Axis - Germany von Manstein 11th Army

Allies - Soviets Kuznetsov 51st Separate Army

Conditions of Victory:
The trenches in the Tartar wall have a medal each for both sides, this represents control of the isthmus.

The Crimean ends of Arabat and Chongar routes are objectives for the Axis only; whilst these would have provided a route onto the Crimea they would have been both too narrow to support a significant subsequent operation and too easily sealed off to make losing them a significant problem for the Soviets.

Special Rules:
Blitz and Commissar are in effect.

See also:
Special Weapons (ATK guns)

Axis elite are the Leibstandarte.

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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