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[Estonia] The "Tannenberg" position - July 27, 1944

Defense of the Blue Mountain.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x6
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
In later July 1944, Germanic SS of the "Nordland" Division withdrew from Narva to a new defensive position on the west. The "Tannenberg" position was on a height called Blue Mountain and composed by three hills. This position was attacked by infantry and tanks of the Soviet forces on the 27 of July.After a hard battle which last all the day, the Soviet attack was blocked on the foot of the hills while the German defenders kept the top of hills. But the battle was not finished and continued the day after...
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:
6 medals
Each hill is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with anti-tank guns, mortars and machine-guns (SWAs 5, 6 & 7).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La division Nordland" - Jean Mabire.
- Satellite photography of the area.

Remember, the transliteration of the village is Hundinurga. See the German and Soviet mémorial near the village of Sinimäe.

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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