[Crimea] Landing at Eltigen - November 01, 1943

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Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/15/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the liberation of Taman Peninsula, the Soviet Command decided to land on the eastern coast of Crimea. A diversionary landing was planned near the village of Eltigen while the main assault was made at Ganikale, north of Kertch city. During the night 31st October to 1st November 1943, Soviet soldiers of the 318th Rifle Division and 386th Naval Infantry Battalion landed at Eltigen, surprising the German and Romanian defenders. At the end of the day, Soviet troops succeeded to set up a beachhead 2 km deep. But Axis troops didn't stay inactive...
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.

Special Rules:
- Use "Air Strike & Blitz" rules (Actions 3) to the two players.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- Use "Landing Craft" rules (Troops 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - Landing at Eltigen.

Remember, visit the Memorial and Museum at Eltigen and see the trench remnants with Google Earth.

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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