[Russia] Lyubino Pole - January 22, 1942

Bataille du Volkhov -
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/26/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In January 1942, the 2nd Shock Army made a breakthrough of the German lines on the Volkhov river and advanced toward Leningrad. But German troops stayed in position on the Volkhov and threatened to close the gap. Soviet troops carried on their attacks in order to widen the breach. A SS battalion from the SS-Polizei-Division was entrenched in small villages of Mostki, Lyubino Pole and Myasnoy Bor. On the 22nd of January, under a freezing cold, advancing with difficulty in snow-covered woods, Soviet infantrymen assaulted the German entrenchments and were decimated by the heavy fire of the defenders.
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] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Mostki, Lyubino Pole and Myasnoy Bor are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.
- Magazine Ligne de Front n°56 - Sang et gloire sur le Volkhov.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°30 - La bataille de Léningrad.

Remember, see the memorials in Lyubino Pole and Myasnoy Bor.

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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