[Russia] Dovator's cossacks - August 23, 1941 - August 30, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - Cavalry raid.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x8 x6 x8
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the capture of Smolensk, Soviet General Timoshenko ordered several counter-attacks to stop the German advance towards Moscow. In the offensive to Dukhovshina, General Lev Dovator was ordered to cross the lines with two cavalry divisions and to raid on the rear of German 9.Armee to destroy its logistics. From the 23th to the 30th of August 1941, Dovator's cossacks fought in the Demidov and Dukhovshina area, captured a German regiment HQ, destroyed several supply depots and trucks and helped partisans groups isolated behind enemy lines. After 15 days of fighting and destruction, Dovator's cossacks got back the Russian lines near Chichaty.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals.
The German HQ and the supply depot are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
Each supply truck destroyed is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nations 2).
- Use "Cavalry" rules (Troops 8) to the 6 Russian units with cavalry badges.
- Use "Supply Trucks" rules (Troops 17). Re-supply rules (Action 24) are not used.
- Use "Heroic Leader" rules (Actions 8) to the Russian unit marked with a Battlestar. It's Lev Dovator unit.
- Use "Capture HQ/supply tent" rules (Actions 17).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.
Remember, see (if you have the opportunity to visit the country) the grave of Lev Dovator in the Nova Devechi cemetery at Moscow.

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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