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Defense of Kyiv, 1941, v4.0 - September 01, 1941 - September 26, 1941

Unternehmen Barbarossa -
Eastern Front By: mescalito - Last update: 01/19/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
August through September 1941 German armies managed to encircle three Soviet armies in a pocket around Kyiv, the capital of the modern Ukraine. Although the trapped armies were soon eliminated, Germans had to go though a bitter fight to capture the well defended city which had 3 defensive belts surrounding it. Numerous bunkers with artillery pieces and machine guns held of direct assaults, only a couple of bunker garrisons surrendered to invaders.
The battle around Kyiv delayed overall advance and bought Soviet armies some time to regroup and prepare for the winter fighting.

German player: 6 command cards, you move first.
Soviet player: 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals for each side. Two hexes of Kyiv city are temporary medal objectives for German player.

Special Rules:
*Blitz rules are in effect.
*Commissar command rules are in effect.
3 German units marked with badges are Engineers.
1 Soviet infantry unit marked with badge is elite para, special forces unit.
* the two rules became available in v4.0 of this scenario with the recent Expert updates introduced Jan 2012.

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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