[Russia] Crossing the Volkhov - January 14, 1942

Bataille du Volkhov - Soviet breakthrough.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/20/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After an attempt to break through the enemy lines at Gorka on the 13th of January, the Soviet troops attacked again the day after, by crossing the frozen Volkhov river between the villages of Yamno and Arefino. In this straight area, infantrymen of the 327th Rifle division and the 57th Shock Brigade attacked the defensive positions held by three battalions of the German IR.426. In spite of a fierce resistance by the Germans, the Soviet soldiers crushed the blockhaus line and disappeared into the forest. The breakthrough was done, the battle of the Volkhov had begun...
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Allied player, exit markers are in effect on the three hexagons marked with an "Exit" token (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nations 2).
- Use "Frozen Rivers" rules (Terrains 47).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.

Remember, see the Soviet war graves and memorial at Arefino.

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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