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[Operation BLUE II] Rostov - July 28, 1942

Daroga Square
By: Brycie35 - Last update: 03/29/2006
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
All over Rostov battles raged, street by street, and house by house, the Red Army fought for every inch of the city. In the beginning of the attack the SS Viking Division made good progress, but then became bogged down in bitter street fighting.
The Russian units defending Rostov, were ordered to defend right down to the last man. Elements of the Scandinavian SS Nordland Regiment were hindered from advancing for 2 days by well equipped NKVD troops using a large factory complex. They renewed their offensive with the news the German Panzers would be supporting their next attack. The SS forces took heavy loses Assaulting the factory from hidden Russian artillery & brutal hand-to-hand fighting. Finally Elements of the 13th Panzer Division arrived at the factory and helped overpowered the Russians, yet at a huge cost to the Germans. Over 50% of the SS troops had been killed during the Assault.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

German Player: Take 5 Command cards
You move first
Russian Player: Take 4 Command cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.
Objective locations do not count as Victory medals.
If there are no Russian units in any of the Factory hexes marked with objective medals, & at least 1 German unit on any factory hex the German player wins immediately.

Special Rules:
Blitz Rules are in effect (see p.4).
Russian Command rules are in effect (refer to p.3).
The Fortified Building is treated as a Church for Rule purposes.
All German Infantry are Elite SS Nordland Troops; they may move 2 and still battle.
The Russia Special Forces are Elite NKVD units; they may move 2 and still battle. Place a Russia Special Force Badge in the same hex with these units to distinguish them from the other units.
The single figure russian unit is a Sniper.

Scenario Bibliography:
The Oxford Companion to World War 2 - By John Keegan
The World War 2 Databook - By John Ellis
Atlas of World war 2 - By David and Andrew Wiest
Deluxe ASL scenario 3 Storming the Factory

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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