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[Crimea] Battle at Ak Monai - December 31, 1941

Russian air landing in Crimea.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
December 1941, when Soviet troops of the 44th army landed on Feodosya, an airborne operation was planned to capture the Vladislavovka airfield. This operation was cancelled but the airborne battalion under the command of Major Nyashin was dropped on the 31st of December near Ak Monai. Heavy winds dispersed the paratroopers and some landed near a German unit escorting an ammunition convoy. Widely dispersed in the field, some isolated groups of paratroopers attacked and captured the city of Ak Monai (now Kamyianske) then attacked and destroyed an artillery battery positioned in the north defensive area of Ak Monai. After the battle the parachute battalion was relieved by a marine infantry unit arriving from Feodosya.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The 3 hexes of Ak Monai city form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 Medal for whoever controls the town.
So the Axis player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nations 2).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) for all Soviet infantry units.
- Use "Paradrop" rules (Actions 20). On the first turn, the Allied player drops ten special infantry units (Troops 2) on the board, two by two.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Soviet airborne experience - David Glantz.
Image Google Earth de la région de Kamianske.

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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