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[Crimea] Landing in Kertch - December 26, 1941

Battle for the peninsula.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 02/11/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x4 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
26th of December, 1941 - Kertch peninsula.
While the most part of the German 11th Army of Von Manstein was in front of Sebastopol, the 51st Soviet Army crossed the strait of Kertch and landed north and south of the city of Kertch. The landing in the north was repelled with heavy losses for the Russians but in the south, it was a success. The German 46th infantry division had to face in the same time to a third landing on its rear at Feodosya on the 29th of December. Consequently, this division withdraw out of the peninsula to avoid the surrounding. Von Manstein was obliged to postpone his planned assault against Sebastopol to send troops face to this new threat. For the Soviets Sebastopol was saved, for the time being at least !
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals. Each city hex is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

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

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°51 - "Prendre Sébastopol !"

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Cergy Pontoise on the 3rd of July 2010.

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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