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Operatsiya Rheinland - May 27, 1946 - June 13, 1946

Storm Strikes in the Central Front
Western Front By: nemesszili - Last update: 09/19/2009
Allied Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x4 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After Berlin fell to the Red Army, and Soviet troops met American units at Torgau, Soviet commanders already began planning the Invasion of Western Germany. The Soviets did behave like real Allies, they've participated the Pacific War against Japan, and collaborated with the Western Powers.
However, Stalin gave orders after the capture of Manchuria to prepare for the invasion. 1st and 2nd Byelorussian Fronts have taken up positions between Magdeburg and the Baltic Sea, and were instructed to await further orders...

On May 27th, 1946, General Zhukov gave orders to initiate Operation Rheinland. Soviet units assaulted the border units of the British occupation forces, and they've immediately broken through. Hamburg fell in Soviet hands, so did Lubeck, but Allied reinforcements arrived, which have driven back the Soviets to the border. However, with the arrival of reinforcements for the Soviets, the Allies fell back to the Rhine.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you're in command. The rest would be history.

Soviets [Soviet Union]: Take 5 cards.
You go first.

Allies [United Kingdom, United States, France]: Take 4 cards.
On the 4th turn, take 2 cards instead of 1.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
Hannover is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Soviet Player.

Hamburg is a Temporary Majority Medal Objective for the Soviet Player.

Magdeburg is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied Player.

Special Rules:
Soviet tank units with an Elite badge are Elite Armor Units. They have 4 figures.

Soviet infantry units with and Elite badge are Elite Guard Infantry Units. They move 2 and battle.

Allied Infantry units with an Elite badge are Elite Infantry Units. They move 2 and battle.

Allied units next to the border have only 3 figures ( not including Hannover ).

On the 4th turn, put up these units on their respective hexes:

"French Unit" - Infantry unit

"Eagles" - Elite Infantry unit with Airborne badge

"4th Armored - X" - Elite Infantry

"4th Armored - Y" - Elite Tank Unit

"4th Armored - Z" - Tank Unit

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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