[Russia] Tank attack on Goubanizy - January 26, 1944

Offensive Leningrad-Novgorod - The Nordland Reconnaissance Group in defence.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/07/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In January 1944, the SS division Nordland was in defensive position in the area of Volossovo near Leningrad. The Soviet command launched the offensive Leningrad-Novgorod on the 15th of January to relieve the city. The Axis troops, smaller in number, had to withdrew in fighting. On the 26th of January, in the village of Goubanizy, the Nordland Recce Group (Aufklärungs Abteilung Nordland) had to defend the village against a powerful attack of Soviet tanks. With its light armoured vehicles and three antitank guns PAK 40, the Recce Group could stopped the enemy attack. The Soviet troops withdrew but 48 tanks were burning in front of the village.
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] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The hexagon village (with the gun) is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis units, these are Scandinavian SS. Badges are not required.
- Use "Half-Track" (Troops 18) and "Re-supply" rules (Actions 24) for the Axis unit with badge HT.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the three Axis artillery units with 88 badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La division Nordland" - Jean Mabire.
- Satellite image of the battlefield.

Remember, the transliteration of the village is Gubanitsy.

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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