Viipuri - March 01, 1940 - March 30, 1940

Russo Finnish War
Eastern Front By: Sliderule - Last update: 03/01/2008
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x4 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The Russian assault on Viipuri ( in 1939 the second largest city of Finland) marks the crisis of Finnish manpower and logistics in the Winter War. In Moscow, Finnish politicians try to obtain a negotiated surrender before the front collaspses completely and Finland plunges into the Soviet sphere in the wake of eastern Poland and the Baltic states.

Finnish Player
* Take 4 cards

Russian Player
* Take 4 cards
* You move first

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Special Rules:
Russian command rules are in effect.

All river hexes are treated as frozen river hexes.

Russian special forces : The russian special forces infantry are motorised riflemen. They may move 2 hexes and battle.

Finnish Armour: The finnish Armour unit is made up of captured Russian tanks, and is not fully trained. It may move one or two hexes and battle

Booby traps: The 3 city ruins hexes contain mine tokens (these are hard to see on the map graphic) The two city ruins hexes on the Finnish side of the city also contain Russian medal tokens. Viipuri was the second largest city in inter-war Finland and was not easily given up.

Finnish amunition runs out : If a Finnish unit rolls 2 or more stars when battling a Russian unit then the Finnish unit has 'run out of amunition' - mark this unit with a battle event token. Until the battle event token is removed the unit functions exactly as a sniper unit. If the unit is activated and begins a battle phase adjacent to a Finnish unit that is not 'out of amunition' then instead of battling the battle event token can be removed.

Surrender: If at any time one unit or card results in 3 or more flags or 3 or more stars being rolled on the battle dice then Stalin has accepted a Finnish Surrender. The player with the most medals at the end of the round is the winner. If both players have the same number of medals then the player with the most figures is the winner.

Scenario Bibliography:
White Death - Robert Edwards

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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