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[Crimea] Landing at Ganikale - November 03, 1943

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Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/07/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x8 x12 x10 x12
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 3rd of November 1943, two days after the Eltigen beachhead south of Kertch, Soviet troops landed on the Ganikale coast, north of Kertch. Units of the 32nd rifle division, 2nd and 55th Guard rifle divisions made a firm beachhead that Axis troops of the German V.Armee Korps and the Romanian 3rd Mountain Division could not prevent. While the Eltigen beachhead was definitively annihilated by a Romanian counter-attack, the Ganikale beachhead was reinforced continuously and became the starting point of the reconquest of Crimea by Soviet troops on the spring 1944.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany/Romania]: 8 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union]: 10 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
Yenikale Fortress, Mount Khromi and Pidnaiachne village are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Air Strike" rules (Actions 3) to the Allied player.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the Allied infantry units with elite badge. These are Guards riflemen.
- Use "Landing Craft" rules (Troops 15).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery with 88 badge.
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - Landing at Eltigen.

Remember, see some Memorials on the area, north of Kertch.

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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