[Ukraine] Hill 57,3 - September 22, 1941

Night air drop.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/21/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x6 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
During the Soviet landing at Grigorevka, on the 22nd September 1941, to destroy the Romanian artillery batteries firing on Odessa, a detachment of 25 paratroopers was dropped on the rear of the enemy, next to Hill 57,3. Strong winds and limited visibility resulted in only a fraction of the force reaching the assembly area. So several paratroopers were forced to act alone. In spite of heavy losses, the Soviet paratroopers commanded by Starshina Kuznetsov succeeded to destroy a Romanian regimental HQ and then to join the landed Soviet troops at Grigorevka.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Romania] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.
In case of bad air drop, the total destruction of Soviet paratroopers on the board by the Axis player is equivalent to 5 medals.
The capture of the Romanian HQ is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nations 2).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for all Soviet infantry units.
- Use "Capture HQ/supply tent" rules (Actions 17).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- Use "Paradrop" rules (Actions 20). On the first turn, the Allied player drops six special infantry units (Troops 2) on the board, one by one.

Scenario Bibliography:
- English.Battlefield.Ru.

Remember, see the small memorial of this action, along the road near Hill 57,3.

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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