Russian Breakout - July 31, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - Unternehmen Barbarossa
Eastern Front By: RBorg - Last update: 09/26/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
    first You play first
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Historical Background:
By late July the Russian 6th and 12th Armies are in full retreat, trying desperately to avoid encirclement by the German Seventeenth Army. General Tyulenev, the southern front commander, orders Musychenenko (6th Army) and Ponedelin (12th Army) to break through, but the German 48th Panzer Corps successfully cuts off their escape route.

Breakout attempts near Monastyryshche and Novo Archangel'sk both fail and Tyulenev blames the inexplicable slowness of his two commanders as the cause of failure. Many Soviet prisoners and much equipment are captured and only fragments of the Red army are able to escape to the southeast.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player (Germany):
- Take 6 Command cards.

Allied Player (Soviet Union):
- Take 4 Command cards.
- You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

Exit markers are in effect across the entire Axis player's baseline, for Allied forces.

Special Rules:
Blitz Rules are in effect (Actions 15 - Blitz Rules).

Russian Command rules are in effect for the Allied player (Nations 2 - Red Army).