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[YUG] Fall Schwarz - May 15, 1943 - June 16, 1943

Yugoslavian resistance
Eastern Front By: hellskitchen29 - Last update: 06/01/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Fall Schwarz or Case Black), also known as the Fifth Enemy Offensive, as well as the battle on the Sutjeska. One of the most ruthless battle between the Axis members and the Yugoslavian Partisans.

This offensive was ordered right after "Case White" (Fall Weiss, 4th Enemy Offensive) which failed and which had the same objectives : annihilate the resistance in Yugoslavia and capture their leader, Tito, dead or alive.

The Axis forces were composed with 127,000 men and more than 300 aircraft for this operation. In front, the opposition numbered 22,148 soldiers...
Axis troops encircled the Partisans,hid i one of their quarters in Northern Montenegroand Est-Southern Bosnia, on May 15th and forced them to fight undercover.
On the 9th of June, Tito got almost killed from a bombing on the leading group. His arm got injured.
Even though the Axis were more numerous and better armed, the Partisans managed to pierce through the German troops and Croatian infantry in the North crossing Sutjeska river and could regroup more numerous and more powerful later on.
They lost, however, more than a third of their men. The prisoners and the wounded were executed from direct orders of Hitler...

German :
Take 4 cards.
You move first.

Partisans :
Take 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Partisans can earn medals by escaping from the 4 spots between the exit marks.

Special Rules:
Partisans can fight after entering a forest. They can retreat up to 3 squares.

The rice fields are in fact swamps. The swamps don't work online so I had to use those instead... They have the same characteristics.

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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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