[Russia] "Erika" trail - Action 1 - March 19, 1942

Bataille du Volkhov - Closing the gap.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/15/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 15th of March 1942, the German command ordered to close the gap on the Volkhov front to surround the 2nd Shock Army of General Klykov in the trap. The 58.Infanterie Division had to attack from the south while the SS Polizei Division attacked from Chudovo in the north of the gap. On the 19th of March, around 17h00, after a difficult fighting in the snowy forest, the 2nd battalion of IR.209 joined the 3rd battalion of SS Rgt.2 on the "Erika" trail. The 2nd Shock Army was closed in a pocket.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- The swamp called Bolshoye Zamoshye is impassable.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.
- Magazine Ligne de Front n°56 - Sang et gloire sur le Volkhov.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 15th of January 2017.

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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