[Estonia] Siivertsi cemetery - February 13, 1944

Battle of Narva River.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
February 1944, German troops withdrawn from the Leningrad front were now on the Narva River. But the Soviet troops continued their offensive and tried to made a bridgehead west of the river between the Estonian villages of Riigi and Siivertsi. On the 13th of February, the SS"Nordland" Division could send only two engineers companies, used as infantry, and one assault guns platoon to counter-attack this bridgehead. There was a fierce battle in the village of Siivertsi and the cemetery was changing hands several times. Finally, the Soviet bridgehead was reduced some days after, just before the next Soviet attack.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The cemetery is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player as well as the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis units, these are Scandinavian SS. Badges are not required.
- Use "Frozen River" rules (Terrains 47) to the Narva River.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La division Nordland" - Jean Mabire.
- Satellite image from the Narva area.

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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