[Russia] The charge of Izbushensky - August 24, 1942

Heroic battle of the Savoia Cavalleria.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
During the Soviet offensive on the Don river, the 812th Siberian Infantry Regiment of the 304th Rifle Division, settled around Hill 213,5 in the night 23 to 24 August in front of the camp of the Italian Regiment Savoia Cavalleria. This unit had too Hill 213,5 as objective. Under the fire of Soviet mortars and machine-guns, the Savoia Cavalleria had no other choice than to charge the Soviet infantry. Two squadrons rushed on the enemy, with the support of machine-guns and artillery dismounted. After the first charge, two other squadrons rushed each in turn to finish the Soviet regiment. Siberians had lost in this battle 150 killed in action, 300 wounded, 600 prisoners of war and several heavy weapons while the Italians had lost only 33 KIA, 52 wounded and about one hundred horses killed. A tactical victory but a short-lived one.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Italy] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Hill 213,5 is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nation 6).
- Use "Cavalry" rules (Troops 8) to the Axis units with Cavalry badge.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the units equipped with mortar (SWAs 3 - Mortar) or machine gun (SWAs 8 - Machine Gun).

Scenario Bibliography:
"La carica eroica".

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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