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[Finland] Mannerheim line - December 05, 1939 - December 06, 1939

Guerre d'hiver - Battle in the Carelia isthmus.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/26/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x2
    first You play first

Historical Background:
05th of December 1939 - Carelia isthmus.
Since October 1939, Stalin demand some border territories from Finland, in order to protect Leningrad but in reality to control the Finland Gulf. Finnish government agreed for some concessions but Stalin wanted more, and on the 30th of November 1939, Soviet troops attacked Finland. The Soviet 7th army was soon in front of Mannerheim line, old Finnish defense line near the border, built in years 1920. The Russian advance was highly delayed on this line and gave enough time to the Finnish troops to gather and counter-attack in the north of Carelia.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Allied player [Soviet Union] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Finland] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Use the "Exit" token rules (Actions 23) to the whole portion of the Axis hexside.
Allied Player : To win, two units must exit the map.
Axis player : 7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nations 2).
- Use "Finnish Ski Troops" rules for Finnish units with badges (Troops 9).
- Use "Camouflage" rules for the Finnish ski troops (Actions 18).

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39-45 Magazine n°139 - La guerre d'hiver.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament at Ravenel on the 26th of February 2011.

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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