Defensive battle at Sasselie - August 15, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - Panzermeyer' s fighting
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/07/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In August 1941, SS division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler advanced in Ukraine between the cities of Vojnessensk and Nikolaïev. The Reconnaissance Group, under command of Kurt Meyer alias "Panzermeyer", reached Sasselie, an isolated village located in the middle of Soviet troops retreating East.
On the morning of August 15th, the Soviet 962th Rifle Regiment, coming from the west, arrived in front of Sasselie. The German ambush waited until the very last moment to open fire, catching the Soviet riflemen in open ground with little chance of escape. In the afternoon, the Soviet army launched a more organized attack with tanks and armored cars, but this assault was repelled. The German armored cars of the Recce Group counter-attacked and mopped up, capturing the last Soviet soldiers on the battlefield.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.

Allied Player [Soviet Union]
Take 5 Command cards. You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
- Exit rules are in effect for all hexes of the Axis player’s baseline, for the Allied forces. An Allied unit that moves off the battlefield from an Axis baseline hex is removed from the board and the Allied player places one of its figures on the Victory track as a medal.

Special Rules:
- Red Army rules (Nations 2) are in effect.
- Allied Armor moves 2 hexes max and Axis Armor moves 3 hexes.
- Axis Air Superiority: if you play with New Flight Plan, usual rules are in effect. If you do not, Blitz rules (Actions 15) are in effect and when playing an Air Power card, the Axis player will roll 2 dice instead of 1, while the Allied player will roll 1 die instead of 2.

Scenario Bibliography:
-"Soldats du Reich" - Kurt Meyer.
- Album historique Leibstandarte SS - Editions Heimdal.
- Satellite photography of the area.
- Remember, the transliteration of the village is now Pervomais'ke.

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