[Kurland] Pourmsati - Action 2 - January 23, 1945 - January 24, 1945

Soviet offensive in Kurland.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/01/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x8 x6 x8
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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:
On the 23rd of January 1945, Soviet troops began the 4th battle of Kurland in the area of Preekoulm (now Priekule). At Pourmsati, the railway was the front line since last October and had been reinforced with barbed wire and minefields. The Nordic SS of Regiment Danmark had to fight against the so-called Soviet "steanroller" and they were reinforced on the 24th of January by tanks of the 14.Panzer Division. The day after, the village of Pourmsati was only ruins when the waffen SS evacuated it to withdraw on a new defensive line.
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] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) for the three Soviet units with engineer badge .
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

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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