Vemork Hydroelectric Plant Sabotage - February 27, 1943 - February 28, 1943

Operation Gunnerside
Western Front By: 50th - Last update: 09/04/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x6 x4
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The Vemork Hydroelectric Plant was capable of producing heavy water for the Germans. Heavy water is a deuterium rich water that is used as a moderator in nuclear reactors, and is used to produce weapons grade plutonium. The allies were afraid that Hitler would be the first to have an atomic bomb. Two previous attacks on the plant failed. On the night of February the 16th the four man S.O.E. Norwegian commando team that tried to destroy the plant before, parachuted along with another ten Norwegian commandos into the area. Their mission: to finally sabotage the plant so that further heavy water experiments could not be done. After they sabotaged the plant, allied bombers took care of the rest.

Allies: Take six command cards and move first

Axis: Take five command cards

Conditions of Victory:
Allies: You must sabotage the plant (see Actions Card #6) and take three more medals to win.

Axis: you must hold the plant and take four more medals to win. Sudden Death objective: if you lose the plant, Axis forces can still win by eliminating ALL allied units!

Special Rules:
Sabotage rules are in effect. See Actions Card #6 Three stars are needed.
For rules on Ski Troops, see Troops Card #9.
Night rules are in effect, see Actions Card #19.
Low visibility rules Not used, but could be (see Actions Card #27)

Scenario Bibliography:
Campaigns of WWII Day by Day McNabb & Bishop

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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