[Russia] Rudiger line - September 24, 1943

Operatsiya Novorossiisk-Taman
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/05/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the loss of Novorossiisk, German 17.Armee and the attached Rumanians divisions withdrew in fighting in the Taman Peninsula. A defensive line was created north of Anapa, the Rudiger line. Formed with different German and Romanian units of infantry, cavalry, artillery and tanks, this line was attacked since the 24th of September by the Soviet divisions of the North-Caucasus Front. Gradually, Axis units withdrew and crossed the Kertch straight to reach Crimea. The 19th Infantry Division was the last Romanian unit to leave the Taman Peninsula.
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 whole Axis baseline, for the Allied forces.

Special Rules:
- Use "Cavalry" rules (Troops 8) to the 2 Rumanian units with badge.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the units equipped with anti tank weapons (SWAs 5 - Anti-Tank Gun Late War) or machine guns (SWAs 7 - Machine Gun Late War).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

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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