[Crimea] Mount Mithridate - Action 1 - December 07, 1943

Soviet attack.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/15/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x3 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
During the night 6th to 7th of December 1943, while Romanian troops were reducing the Soviet beachhead at Eltigen, some Russian troops escaped breaking out the enemy lines in the north in an attempt to join the other Soviet beachhead at Ganikale. This battle group reached the suburbs of Kertch city and assaulted Mount Mithridate which overhang the city, destroying in the same time the German artillery batteries placed there. Unable to go farther, the Soviet soldiers entrenched on the hill with the hope of a future evacuation by sea...
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany]: 3 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union]: 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Eliminating an Axis artillery unit counts as two victory medals for the Allied player.

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

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - Landing at Eltigen.

Remember, visit the Memorial on the top of Mount Mithridate in the Kertch city.

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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