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[Russia] Breakthrough at Kletskaya - November 19, 1942

Operatsiya Uranus - The Romanian front broken.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 19th of November 1942 at 05h00, Soviet troops of the South-West Front under the command of General Vatoutin, advanced to the battle. It was the beginning of Operation Uranus whose the aim was first to breakthrough the lines of the 3rd Romanian Army and then to surround German forces in Stalingrad. In front of Kletskaya, Romanian soldiers of the14th Infantry Division tried to resist in their trenches but, with a lack of anti-tank weapons and few tanks, they couldn't prevent Soviet tanks of the 5th Armoured Army to broke their lines. In the battle for Stalingrad, the Axis had lost the initiative.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

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

Special Rules:
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the two Romanian units equipped with anti-tank weapon (SWAs 2).
- "Cocktail Molotov" rules (Actions 36) are optional if you have the battle map "Khalkhin Gol" (only for Romanian units with a Battle Star).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- The ravine (Terrains 50) is impassable for Armour and Artillery.
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to began the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Stalingrad" - Antony Beevor.

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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