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[Barbarossa] Crossing of Bug river - June 22, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - Tauchpanzers in action.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/27/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
22th of June 1941
Operation Barbarossa began. In the early morning, German infantry in assaults boats crossed the Bug river which was the new border between USSR and annexed territory of the Reich. Infantrymen of 18.Panzer Division landed quickly but were pinned to the ground by heavy fire of soviet defenders entrenched in land fortifications. Russian BA-10 armored cars intervened too, blocking the advance of German infantry. At that time,a new secret weapon appeared : "Tauchpanzers" (submarine tanks) appeared suddenly from the Bug river and opened fire on Russian armored cars as well as fortifications. For the soviets, it was first surprise, then the collapse. Land fortifications were captured, the german bridgehead as safe,the road to Minsk was open.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are incommand. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first)
Allied player[USoviet Union] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals, Susky and Cheleyevo are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2)
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Bug river is impassable (Terrain 8).
- Use "Collapsibles rafts and boats" rules for all Axis infantry units.
- Germans tanks are "Tauchpanzers", submarine tanks. So use "Fordable Stream" rules only for these tanks. Underwater, the tanks can't be shot by the enemy and can't be a visual obstacle for everyone.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.
- Magazine Batailles & Blindés n°24 - Unterseepanzer !

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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