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Stalingrad, Perdition - September 12, 1942 - September 30, 1942

Rattenkrieg and Fortress of Rubble and Iron
Eastern Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 08/29/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x12 x12 x12 x12
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
The first time the German people heard of the city of Stalingrad as a military objective was in a communique' on August 20th. On August 23, 1942, Hitler's 16th Panzer Division halted on the banks of the Volga. To the right, the city of Stalingrad blazed from the first of General von Richthoven's air raids. Hitler, who had never wanted his troops to become involved in street-fighting in Moscow or Leningrad, became determined to seize the city at any price. The dangerous dreamer had turned to symbolic victory for compensation for failure to take the Caucasus. But in Stalin's namesake city on the Volga, Hitler had chosen the wrong target. Over a quarter of a million German soldiers would become trapped in the ruins. The battle of Stalingrad would be the most pitiless, and perhaps the most important battle in history. The butcher's bill was very costly indeed.

Axis: 12 cards, you move first.
Allies: 12 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
20 medals.
1. The Grain Silo(2 hexes) , Main Station(2hexes) and Mamaev Kurgan are temporary medal objectives worth 1 medal for both sides. IF any unit from either side occupies any of the 2 hexes it gains 1 medal irregardless if the other hex is occupied by the enemy. In other words, both sides can claim a medal at the same time.
2. The Ferry(bridge) is a temporary medal objective worth 1 medal for the Axis.
3. The Tractor Works(3 hexes) is a temporary medal objective worth 1 medal for both sides. IF any unit from either side occupies one of these 3 hexes it gains 1 medal irregardless if any of the other hexes are occupied by an enemy unit.
4. The Barrikady Factory (4 hexes) and the Red October Factory(3 hexes) are temporary medal objectives worth 2 medals for both sides. If any unit from either side occupies any of the marked hexes it gains the 2 medals irregardless if any of the other hexes are occupied by an enemy unit.

NOTE: All Objective hexes are marked with 1 medal token from both sides and the appropriate number of battle star tokens to depict which hexes a victory medal can be gained.

THEREFORE the Allies start with 8 medals.

Special Rules:
Overlord Commissar rules are in effect.(Nations-2bis)
Blitz rules are in effect.(Actions-15)
Sniper rules are in effect for both sides.(Troops-10)
Russian sniper with 2 figures represents Vasily Zaitsev, Hero of the Soviet Union, with over 300 enemy killed at Stalingrad.
The Soviet Commander, before battle begins, decides which of the 2 snipers that are marked with 2 figures is Zaitsev. The other sniper reverts back to one figure.
Place engineer badges for both sides.(Troops-4)
Place Special force badges on units for both sides. (Troops-2)
Special force armor for both sides are 4 figures.
Roll 2 dice on entering any river hex and any stars are hits.(Terrain47,Frozen River rules) This represents the difficulty of transporting Russian troops across the Volga under the constant attack from the Luftwaffe.
The bridge represents the success of a ferry in this area.

Scenario Bibliography:
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor

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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