Breakthrough at Podu Iloaiei - August 20, 1944

Second Jassy-Kishinev Offensive
Eastern Front By: nemesszili - Last update: 09/04/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The Soviet attack on the Fourth Army began on 20 August with holding attacks along the front of I, V and German LVII corps. The Romanian 20th Infantry Division held its positions, while the Guard, 4th and 6th Infantry divisions suffered localized penetrations that were quickly retaken with counterattacks during the day. A secondary attack by the Soviet 7th Guards Army fell on the Romanian 1st Infantry Division and German 46. Infantry Division who held steady, but by evening events on the right of the 1st Infantry Division threatened the flank as the VI and IV Corps were pushed back.

The main Soviet assault hit the VI and IV Corps after a 1½-hour preparatory bombardment, with the initial weight of the attack and artillery falling on the positions of the Romanian 5th Infantry Division. They were hit by the Soviet 27th Army, which was heavily equipped with tanks and assault guns. The Romanians were smashed and their positions quickly overrun. By 1230 hours the 27th Army had taken the village of Podul Iloaiei and had crossed the Bahlui River.

Soon, the 1st Romanian Armored Division would counterattack to stop the advance of Soviet armored columns south of Podu Iloaiei.

Romanian Player: 5 cards

Soviet Player: 6 cards
You go first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

The bridge in Podu Iloaiei and the top of Hill 156 are Temporary Medal Objectives for the Soviet Player.

Special Rules:
Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the Romanian unit equipped with Anti-Tank weapons (SWAs 2 - Anti-Tank Gun), the Romanian units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War) and the Romanian unit equipped with Machine Guns (SWAs 7 - Machine Gun Late War). Moreover, all these units have only 3 figures.

Place a badge on elite Soviet armor and infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized units).

Place a badge on the Soviet mobile artillery unit (Troops 14 - Mobile Artillery).

If you don't own the Pacific Theater of Air Pack expansions, please use snow trenches from the Eastern Front.

Scenario Bibliography:

Liberation of Romania

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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