[Finland] Honkaniemi - February 26, 1940

Guerre d'hiver - Finnish tank attack in the winter war.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/26/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The winter war was ending, the major Soviet offensive was sweeping away the last Finnish forces. But the Finnish didn't abandon, they launched a counter-attack to recapture Honkaniemi village, on the edge of Lake Naykkijarvi. For the first time (and the last as well) they used a tank company to support the counter-attack. This was the only tank battle in the winter war. The Soviet 84th Rifle Division, with the support of T-26 tanks made a hard defense and the attack was a failure. At 10 o'clock in the morning, the attack was aborted and the Finnish forces were withdrawn.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history !

Axis player [Finland] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Russia] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis player : 6 medals including one medal token. Each hex with a medal token is a definitive medal objective for the Axis player.
Allied player : 6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2) to the Allied player.
- Use "Skis Troops" rules (Troop 9) to the four Axis units with badges.
- Lake Naykkijarvi is impassable.
- "Air Strike" card is withdrawn before beginning the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- www.winterwar.com

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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