[Russia] Novgorod Severskiy - August 24, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - Attack on the bridge.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/05/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the battle of Smolensk, Hitler decided to send troops of the Army Group Center to Ukraine where Army Group South had some difficulties to capture Kiev. PanzerGruppe 2 under the command of General Guderian was ordered to capture the bridge on the Desna river at Novgorod Severskiy. This bridge, defended by some anti-tanks guns and ready to be destroyed by explosives, was captured by a "coup de main" of the panzergrenadiers of the 3.Panzer Division. A late soviet counter-attack didn't succeed to retake it or destroyed it. So at that time, Soviet troops surrounded in the Kiev pocket had no more chance to escape.
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] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The bridge on the Desna river is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all German infantry units. Badge is not required.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for Russian units equipped with Antitank Weapons (SWAs2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Use "Field Bunkers" rules (Terrain 22) and "Marshes" (Terrain 28 ).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.
- "Opération Barbarossa, l'offensive au sud vers l'Ukraine" - Osprey Publishing

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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