[Barbarossa] Battle of Tiganca - July 02, 1941 - July 15, 1941

Unternehmen München - Unternehmen München.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/18/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Operation München was the name of the main offensive by the German and Romanian armies on the Prut river, which separate Bessarabia and Bukovina to the north of Romania. The 5th Romanian Army Corps had to establish a bridgehead on the Prut in the Falciu-Tiganca area. After a short artillery initial fire (due to a lack of ammunition), the 6th Romanian Guards regiment crossed river and swamps and engaged Russian units in defense in the heights. The battle lasted 2 weeks with the engagement of infantry and engineer units as well as guards units. Tiganca, Stoenesti, hill 93 and Epureni Hill were the place of fierce combats. On the 15th July, the 5th Army Corps succeeded to clear the bridgehead and carried on his advance. But the battle of Tiganca had cost more of 8 000 losses (KIA and injured) to the two Romanian divisions engaged in the battle.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Tiganca and Epureni Hill are a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrain 61).
- Use "Marshes" rules (Terrain 28).
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19).
- Use "Combat Engineers" rules for the 2 units with Engineer badges (Troop 4).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for the 3 units with Elite badges (Troop 2).
- Air rules are optional. If used, the 2 "Air Sortie" cards are in the pile. Each player may only use one "Air Sortie" card in the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Doc internet - Romanian Armed Forces in the 2nd World War - Operation München.
- Image satellite Google Earth.

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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