[Barbarossa] Ambush at Kamenevo - October 06, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - End of Blitzkrieg.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/30/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x4 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
06th of October 1941 - Kamenevo.
After the fall of Orel on the 3rd of October 1941, Panzergruppe Guderian advanced towards Tula and Moscow. But 20 kms north of Orel, near Kamenevo village, 4.Panzer Division was ambushed by the 4th Soviet Armored Brigade of general Katukov. After the crossing of Lisiza river on the only bridge available, German vanguard (composed of tanks and a motorcycle battalion) was advancing on a hill. On the other side of it, Germans were attacked by T-34 and KV-1 tanks of the Soviet brigade. A 88mm Flak battery helped the German tanks withdrawing with heavy losses. The Flak battery was destroyed but a 105mm field artillery battery took the relay and fired quickly on the Soviet tanks. German troops withdraw behind the river. The result of the battle was a draw, but it was a tactical success for the Soviets. The superiority of T-34 on the German tanks was certified, and at that time, the "Raspoutitsa" (mud done by heavy rain) delayed the German advance, the time of the blitzkrieg was over.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied Player [Soviet Union] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals, Kamenevo is a temporary medal objective for the Axis Player and the bridge is a temporary medal objective for the Allied Player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Lisiza river is impassable except by the bridge (Terrain 8).
- For the Flak 88mm gun,apply the following Heavy Anti-tank Guns rules : Move 0-1 or battle at 2, 2, 2, 2/ Stars rolled score a hit on Armor/ Target must be in line of sight/ Ignore terrain battle protections.
- 105mm howitzer battery fire normally.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria magazine hors-série n°9 - Bataille pour Moscou.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in the "Musée des Blindés" (Tank Museum) at Saumur on the 23rd of October 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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