[Germany] Objective 105 - April 30, 1945

Capture of the Reichstag.
Eastern Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/06/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
30th of April 1945, defense sector Z ("Zitadelle"), assault troops of 79th soviet Army Corps attacked buildings of Minister of the Interior and Opera Kroll after crossing the Spree river by the Moltke bridge. At 11h30, they launched a new attack to the Reichstag, "Objective 105" of the Red Army, and reached the antitank trench on the Königsplatz. A last assault and they entered in the ruins of the Reichstag, heavily defended by Waffen SS. At 22h50, the red flag flew on the roof of the building, but the last defenders of the Reichstag, entrenched in the lower floors, surrendered only on the 2nd of May 1945, date of the official surrender of the Berlin garrison.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
Allied player : 7 medals including the medal token. The hexagon of the Reichstag with the medal token is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
Axis player : 7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troop 2) to all units with "Elite" badge (Waffen SS for the Axis player, Guards units for the Allied player).
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troop 4) to the three Allied units with "Engineer" badge.
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troop 16) to the Axis armored unit with a single figure.
- Use "Special Weapons Asset>1942" and "Antitank Weapon" (SWA 4 & 5) to the three Axis units with "Antitank" badge.
- Spree river is impassable (Terrain 8) except by bridges.
- "Air Power" card is not allowed to the Axis player. Discard it and take another.
- Optional rule : If you have the expansion "Sword of Stalingrad", you can use combat cards in this scenario.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Atlas de la Seconde Guerre mondiale - Edition France Loisirs.
- 39/45 Magazine n°70 - Article "Berlin, la fin".

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the 3rd Moscow Open Tournament, organized by Serge Ovcharenko aka "Longbearder" on the 17th of April 2010 and during the tournament in Le Mans on the 6th of January 2019.

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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