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Festung Posen - January 25, 1945 - February 22, 1945

Medieval Warfare
Eastern Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 04/21/2013
Allied Player: Axis Player:
x5 x11 x5 x11
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
By 1945, the Red Army advances on the Eastern Front had driven the Germans out of eastern Poland as far as the Vistula River. Certain cities which lay on the path of the Soviet advance were declared by Hitler to be Festungen(strongholds), where the garrisons were ordered to mount last ditch stands. Poznan was declared a Festung in January 1945. The defenders made use of some of the surviving Festung Posen fortifications that had been built during Prussian rule in the 19th century. A citadel stood in the center of the city, and was surrounded by 18 massively built forts. Each fort was ringed by a ditch 10 meters wide and 8 meters deep. In an odd echo of medieval warfare, the Soviet forces used ladders to cross these obstacles.

Allies: 5 cards, you move first.
Axis: 4 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
11 medals.
Each outside single fortress (4) is a temporary medal objective worth one medal for the Allies.
The three fortress hexes(marked 'A') that are adjoining are a temporary medal objective worth 2 medals for the Axis and 2 medals for the Allies.
NOTE: If the Axis occupy 1 of the fortress hexes and the Allies occupy another fortress hex BOTH sides garner 2 medals.

Therefore the Axis start with 2 medals.

Special Rules:
Gung Ho rules are in effect.
Air Power as Artillery Bombard deck is used.
German artillery are 1 figure due to low ammunition.
Allied special forces as marked. Can move 2 and battle.
Both Soviet and German engineers as marked. Ignore dice reductions in close assault.
Finnish ski troop badge represents tunnel fighters. Follow Finnish ski troop movement and battle rules. They have 4 figures.
German Rosette armor is 4 figures. All German armor moves 2 hexes due to low fuel supply.
Sniper rules are in effect for both sides.

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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