[Russia] Battle of Mostki - April 14, 1942

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

Historical Background:
After the reopening of a breach in the German lines at Myasnoy Bor, the 2nd Shock Army, under the new command of General Vlassov, attacked the east flank of this corridor in order to widen it to allow a better resupplying to the "Erika" trail. The 58th Rifle Brigade, with the support of tanks of the 7th Armored brigade, with some KV-2 heavy tanks, was in charge of the assault on the hills 652, 640 and 634. Despite a hard German defense and heavy losses of the attackers, the German lines were overwhelmed and the Soviet corridor was widen as planned by General Vlassov.
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] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to the Soviet armor unit with badge.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery with 88 badge.
- 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.

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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