[Russia] Battle of Djukovo - December 01, 1941

Unternehmen Taifun - First fight for the LVF.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/01/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Without any official character, the "Légion des volontaires français contre le bolchevisme" (LVF) was created by French collaborationist parties. The LVF was integrated in the German 7. Infanterie Division as 638. Regiment and was sent in the Eastern Front. Its first fight was during operation Typhon in the battle of Djukovo, on the road to Moscow. The attack occurred on the 1st December, without any tank support, the temperature was below 20° Celsius and the LVF was in front of the 32nd Siberian Division. During the assault, the French soldiers suffered heavy losses due to the crossing of a clearing under the fire of Soviet machine guns. On the 2nd December, the LVF was defending the woods in front of Djukovo and suffered from extreme low temperatures, below 40° Celsius. The LVF was relieved on the 10th December with hundreds of soldiers needing amputation because of frostbite.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [France Vichy] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Djukovo is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7).
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the two Soviet units equipped with machine guns (SWAs 8).
- Use "Frozen River" rules (Terrains 47) to river Nara, the pond and lake Narskiy.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.
- Magazine Troupe d'élite - Article "La LVF aux portes de Moscou" - Ed. Atlas.

Official scenario of the FFM44, played in the Memoir'44 tournament in Nantes on the 29th of November 2014.

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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