Historical Background: At 0305 on 22 June 1941 the German V Corps invaded Russia from the area east and northeast of Suwalki. The spearhead division of the corps was to break through the Russian front in an operation along the Suwalki-Lazdijai-Seirijai road and, to complete the first phase of its offensive, establish a bridgehead across the Niemen River near Kristoniai. The Russian border defenses were quickly overrun by the assault division, which then committed two regiments against the newly constructed fortifications near Lazdijai. The regiment on the right wing broke into that town by 1000, pushed through a narrow passage south of Lake Dus, and established a bridgehead across the Niemen by late afternoon. The distance from the line of departure to the bridgehead was 40 miles by air. The regiment on the left did not penetrate the bunker defenses in its area until the next day. Little did the Germans know they would soon be attacked by partisans on day two of the invasion...
Briefing: Allied Player [Soviet Union] Take 4 Command Cards
Axis Player [Germany] Take 6 Command Cards You Move First
Conditions of Victory: 6 Medals The town of Lazdijai counts as a Temporary Victory Medal for the German Player Any Axis unit that exits off of the Allied side of the board between the two Exit Markers counts as a Permanent Victory Medal for the Axis player. Remove the unit from play.
Special Rules: [Nations 2 - Soviet Union] Russian Commissar Command rules are in effect. [Terrain 22 - Field Bunkers] All bunkers are field bunkers. This scenario is complementary to the scenario [Barbarossa] The First Partisans
Warning: 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.