Paulus' last offensive - November 11, 1942 - November 12, 1942

Zaïtsev's hunting ground
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/04/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
At the beginning of November 1942, the German 6.Armee controlled 90 percent of the city of Stalingrad. Russian troops held only the Mamaïev Kurgan, some part of Red October factory and the Lasur chemical factory. General Winter arrived on the 9th of November and the temperature fell suddenly to minus 18° Celsius. On the 11th of November, General Paulus launched the last offensive to crush definitively the Russian defenders of Stalingrad. But the Russians had the Volga river behind them, they couldn't retreat so they fought fiercely and the German attack failed. In the Red October area, the famous sniper Vassili Zaïtsev, from the 284th Siberian Rifle Division,killed a large number of German soldiers. Moreover, in the ruins of Lasur chemical factory, he trained new snipers who were quickly active. For the Paulus' soldiers exhausted by the battle, the story became a tragedy. On the 19th of November, General Zhukov ordered operation "Uranus", which surrounded definitively the German 6.Armee in the ruins of Stalingrad.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. the rest is history.

Axis player [Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.

Allied player [Soviet Union]
Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

The oil Refinery and the two hexagons of the Red October factory are each a Temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
Use "Combat Engineers" rules (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers) to the Axis units marked with a badge.

Use "Sniper" rules (Troops 10 - Sniper) to the two Allied units marked with a badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Stalingrad, choses vues" - Vassili Grossman.
- Magazine Historica hors-série n°47 - Stalingrad, l'offensive.
- Biographie de Vassili Zaïtsev.

Remember, see the Zaïtsev grave on Mamaïev Kurgan.

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