[Barbarossa] Capture of Rostov - November 20, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa - End of Barbarossa.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/01/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the capture of Taganrog in October 1941, the German advance in the south of Russia was slowed down because of the mud and cold weather. For the defense of Rostov, Russians had built a defensive line composed of trenches and minefields near the airfield. On the 20th of November, assault troops of "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" broke through the defensive line and entered in the city. After some street combats, a SS battalion reached the Don river and captured a bridge still intact. Rostov had fallen, but the German victory was fleeting.
the stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Russia] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis player : 6 medals including a medal token. Any bridge is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.
Allied player : 7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troop 2) for all Axis infantry units.
- Use "Frozen Rivers (Terrain 47).
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Historique "Leibstandarte SS" - Ed Heimdal.
- "Opération Barbarossa" - Paul Carell.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 28th of December 2009.

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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