[Russia] Hill 121 - May 26, 1943

Russian offensive on Krimskaya.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/07/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
May 1943, Russian troops launched a fourth offensive against the Axis bridgehead in the Taman Peninsula. Axis units were 97.Infanterie Division (German) and 19th Romanian Infantry Division. These two units fought against six Soviet Infantry Divisions and three Tanks Brigades. The aim of the Russian Command was to breakthrough the Axis lines towards Krimskaya and Anapa harbour on the Black Sea. The battle was concentrate around Sadovyy, Sloboda and Podgornyy villages and Hill 121 which changed hands several times. At the end of the day, Soviet troops failed to breakthrough but remained in control of Hill 121.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany/Romania]: 5 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union]: 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Exit markers are in effect on the portion of the Axis baseline in between the 2 Exit markers, for the Allied forces.

Special Rules:
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for Axis units equipped with anti tank weapons (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Gun Late War).

Scenario Bibliography:
- www.worldwar2.ro - The Taman bridgehead - 1943.

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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