Lipovec - July 22, 1941

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Eastern Front By: RBorg - Last update: 04/08/2008
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Operating in central Ukraine as part of the 17th German Army, a Slovakian motorized brigade, named after its commander, Brig. General Rudolf Pilfousek, was ordered on July 22nd to capture the town of Lipovec.

Made up of mechanized armor, infantry and artillery, the Pilfousek Brigade met unexpected stubborn resistance from the Soviet defenders and incurred heavy losses to their tank battalion. The infantry was ordered to push forward and consolidate their gains. A furious Russian counter-attack managed to break the infantry advance before they could occupy Lipovec and a general retreat was ordered.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player: Take 5 Command cards
You move first.

Russian Player: Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Special Rules:
The River Szob is a fordable river.
Movement: A unit may enter a River hex that is a fordable stream, but must stop. The unit may still Take Ground after a successful Close Assault Combat.
Battle: No combat restrictions.
Line of Sight: A Fordable Stream does not block line of sight.

Blitz Rules are in effect (see p.4 EF).

Russian Command rules are in effect (p.3 EF).

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