Battle of Lembitu - March 17, 1944

Tiger in ambush
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/04/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
On the 17th of March 1944, near the Estonian village of Lembitu, west of Narva, the Soviet Army launched a massive attack on German defensive positions guarding the strategic railway Narva-Tallinn. German infantrymen were quickly in trouble because of the numbers, but the coming of two Tigers tanks of the 502.schwere Panzer Abteilung changed the fate of the battle. Russians tanks couldn't resist to the counter-attack of the two Tigers led by Otto Carius, a famous ace of the German Panzerwaffe. At the end of the day, more than fifteen tank wrecks were scattered on the battlefield. The Russian attack was repelled.

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 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Lembitu is a Temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
Use "Tiger" rules (Troops 16 - Tigers) for the two German armor units with a single figure.

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the Axis units equipped with Anti Tank Weapons (SWAs 5 - Anti Tank Weapons Late War).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles & blindés n°21 - Les as de la Panzerwaffe.
- Biographie d'Otto Carius.

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