Ingermanland - July 13, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - Unternehmen Barbarossa
Eastern Front By: yangtze - Last update: 04/07/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    
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Historical Background:
Outrunning its air cover, Kampfgruppe Raus pressed north from the newly captured town of Ostrov into the woods and swamps between the lakes Peipus and Il'men. Remnants of the Red Army and partisans in the woods, by now short of armored vehicles used other methods to harass the German advance. They employed snipers, minefields, abatis (trees bent, shaped, and cut to block roads and paths), and other obstacles to delay the Panzers' advance. Isolated Russian KV-1 tanks roamed the woods threatening German supply lines, and then became giant metal pillboxes when they ran out of petrol. Von Leeb wrote in his diary that "the Russians defend every step." The Kampfgruppe attempted to push through heavily defended woods to the north of Lake Samro in an effort to break out into open territory where their superiority in armor could impact the conflict.

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.
You move first.

Allied Player [Soviet Union]
Take 4 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Exit markers are in effect for Axis forces.

Special Rules:
Russian Command rules are in effect for the Allied player (Nations 2 - Red Army). In addition, Allied armor units may only move 2 hexes and battle, not the normal 3 hexes.

Place a badge on the German engineer unit (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

All other Axis infantry units are mechanized infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units). Badges are not required.

Place a Sniper badge on the Allied single figure units (Troops 10 - Snipers).

The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29 - Minefields).

Scenario Bibliography:
Robert Kirchubel, Operation Barbarossa 1941 (1) Army Group South, Osprey Publishing 2003.
Erhard Raus, Panzers on the Eastern Front, Greenhill Books.