[Russia] Varvarovka roadblock - January 23, 1943

Operatsiya Ostrogojsk-Rossoch - Alpini forced their way through the Soviet roadblock.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/17/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After Operation Little Saturn, the Soviet command launched the Ostrogojsk-Rossoch offensive against the 2nd Hungarian Army. Threatened of surroundings by the breaking of the Hungarian front, the Italian Alpine Corps began to withdraw in the snowy Russian steppe. On the road to Nikolaevka, Italian divisions Julia and Cuneense were stopped by a Soviet roadblock in the village of Varvarovka. Italian Alpini attacked the village to go through at all costs. In spite of very high losses, the Alpini crossed the village and continued their withdrawal to Nikolaevka.
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.
For the Axis player, use the "Exit" token rules (Actions 23) to the whole portion of the Allied hexside.

Special Rules:
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Frozen River" rules (Terrains 47).
- Remove the "Air Power" card before to begin the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Offensive Ostrogojsk-Rossoch.

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