[Russia] Stalingrad: 1st assault - September 14, 1942 - September 16, 1942

Frontal attack of the city
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/24/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x12 x8 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
When German troops arrived in front of Stalingrad in early September 1942, they noticed that the long, straight city hugging the Volga River did not allow them to use their usual tactic, the pincer movement. They would have to make a frontal assault. On the 14th of September, units of the German 6.Armee launched their attack and focused on the center and the South of the city. In the center, Hill 102 (Mamaev Kurgan) and the central station were sites of intense close battles. In the South, the grain elevator was a Soviet bastion that heroically resisted German assaults until it was utterly overrun. On the 16th of September, Germans won an important tactical victory by essentially controlling the central station, Mamaev Kurgan and the southern part of Stalingrad. But it was only the beginning of the battle...
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 10 Command cards. You move first.

Allied Player [Soviet Union]
Take 8 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
15 medals.
Grain Elevator and Central Station hexes are each temporary Medal Objectives for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Place a badge on the four Allied and the six Axis Elite Infantry Units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).
- The Allied player lays out the Minefields (Terrain 29).
- Urban Combat cards may be used in this scenario.
- If you play with New Flight Plan, the starting number of air combat cards is amended for this scenario: 3 for the Axis, 1 for the Allies. In addition, Allied armor units only move up to 2 hexes. If you don’t use the New Flight Plan, then Blitz rules (Actions 15) are in effect.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La bataille de Stalingrad" - Osprey Publishing.
- "Stalingrad" - Antony Beevor.

Remember, see the ruins of the mill and Mamaev Kurgan memorial.

Set-up Order