[Kurland] Pourmsati - Action 1 - October 28, 1944

The Nordland Division in the Kurland pocket.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/01/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In October 1944, the 3rd Germanic Corps, including the Nordland SS Division, made defensive positions in Kurland in the area of Preekoulm (Priekule). The Nordic waffen-SS had their defenses between the villages of Pourmsati and Gramsen. On the 27th of October, the Soviet Army launched the offensive. The railway Skuodas-Preekoulm was the new front line where the Soviets were stopped. Hill 28,3, south of Pourmsati, resisted to all assaults. And if Soviet troops succeeded to capture the Pourmsati station, they couldn't advance farther, because the Nordic SS held firmly the building of the school in the village.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The school and the railway station of Pourmsati are each 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.

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

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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