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[Barbarossa] The First Partisans - June 22, 1941 - June 24, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa -
Eastern Front By: secret_strategem - Last update: 03/12/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x8 x8 x7 x8
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On day two of Operation Barbarossa the German's in the area of Lozadijai had penetrated all the way to the Neimen River where they had established a bridgehead. A few Russians were still holding out in the bunkers by Lozadijai. On the evening of the 22nd the division was spread out over a wide area. About 2200 the firing of small arms was heard coming from behind the front line near the town of Seirijai. After suffering initial confusion the German command realized the units in the town were coming under attack from armed civilians.
On the 23rd the Germans tried to flush the forest of the partisan threat that was cutting their supply lines. After the initial attack three German companies were soon bogged down by surprisingly stiff partisan resistance. By the end of the day the operation had ended in failure.
The next day the Germans planned a better attack. After a largely ineffective artillery bombardment the Germans systematically attacked the partisans forest positions. They made good progress and by the end of the day the partisans had been killed, captured or expelled from the forest. It was estimated that the partisan force was 400 to 500 strong and made up of cut off Russian soldiers and Russian citizens.

Allied Player [Russian Partisans]
Take 7 Command Cards
You Move First

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 8 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
8 Medals

Special Rules:
[Nations 1 - French Resistance] Apply French Resistance rules to all non-badged Russian units. They are the partisan forces. All badged Russian units are NOT elite units. They function as normal infantry units. The badges are used to distinguish them from the partisans.
[Terrain 22 - Field Bunkers] All bunkers are field bunkers.
This scenario is complementary to the scenario "[Barbarossa] Lozdijai"

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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