[Barbarossa] Radziechow - June 23, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - 1st tank battle in Ukraine.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/28/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
23 juin 1941 - Ukraine.
Operation "Barbarossa" was launched from the day before, Panzergruppe Kleist had crossed the Bug river and advanced in Ukraine. Pz Rgt.15 from 11.Panzer Division was approaching of Radziechow when Luftwaffe reported large concentration of enemy tanks in the area. The II Abteilung (armored battalion) engaged the combat against Russian infantry and some tanks and captured the town in the morning. A last Luftwaffe report informed of the impending arrival of enemy tanks. Pz Rgt.15 was in order of battle behind the ridge. About one hundred Russian tanks appeared on the top of the hill and advanced to battle. German tanks opened a heavy fire, supported by field artillery and Flak batteries. On the Russian side, it was a slaughter, 46 soviet tanks were burning on the battlefield at the end of the day. After this battle, 11.Panzer Division could advance again to the east, the way was clear.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Historica hors-série n°66 - "Panzers en Ukraine".

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Cergy Pontoise on the 26th of September 2009.

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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