[Crimea 1944] The Sivash sea - April 08, 1944

Crossing the Sivash.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In March 1944, Soviet General Tolbukhin, commander of the 4th Ukrainian Front, received the order from Stalin to liberate the Crimea. On the 8th of April, the 51th Soviet Army attacked from a bridgehead won during last winter south of the Sivash sea. Soviet tanks of the 19th Tank Corps crossed the swamps of the Sivash thanks to bridges built underwater by the sappers and not seen by Axis troops. The defenders of the area, German soldiers of the 336.Infanterie Division, were surprised by this easy crossing of the Sivash and didn't succeed to stop the Soviet offensive in Crimea.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

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

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) to the three Allied units with Engineer badge.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for the two Axis units equipped with an antitank weapons (SWAs 5).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- The frozen swamps hexagon are considered as impassable.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine 2e Guerre mondiale n°21 - La bataille de Crimée.

Remember, see the Soviet Memorials at the place of the Sivash crossing.

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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