[Russia] Last battle on the Volkhov - June 21, 1942

Bataille du Volkhov - Breakthrough of the 2nd Shock Army.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/26/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Soviet troops of General Vlasov were close to the end. Surrounded by the enemy in the swampy forest, the 2nd Shock Army had the choice to breakthrough the enemy lines or to die. On the 21 June 1942, several hundred of soldiers crossed the German lines to reach the Soviet defensive positions on the Volkhov river. In spite of heavy losses, it was a success. General Vlasov who remained in the pocket was finally taken prisoner by the Germans on the 11 July 1942. The battle of the Volkhov was over.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Exit markers (Action 23) are in effect on the entire Axis baseline, for Allied forces.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Use "Field Bunkers" rules (Terrain 22).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°30 - La bataille de Léningrad.

Remember, see the memorials in Lyubino Pole and Myasnoy Bor.

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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