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Bryansk - November 14, 1941

Unternehmen Taifun - Penetrating deeper into Russia
Eastern Front By: Quit2 - Last update: 11/14/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
During Operation Barbarossa, the Germans advanced into Russia over the whole width of the eastern front. From September 1941 onward, such a front wide effort would not be possible anymore for the Germans because of the difficulties to resupply the front. The German supreme command changed the strategy to more focused operations to capture certain objectives as Leningrad in the north and Kiev in the south. In October, the German commanders started Unternehmen Taifun, an enormous effort to capture Moskou, the heart of the Russian railroad network, before the winter. The whole front between Smolensk and Kursk was pushed towards the east. Progress towards Moscow was slower than anticipated because of the heavy rainfall. It took for the first frost and snow in november to get the army out of the mud moving again. On their way to Moscow, the German troops ran across Soviet fortifications in the countryside near Bryansk. In the end, the Red Army could bring the Germans to a halt only a few miles from Moscow.

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

Axis player draws 5 cards and plays first.
Allied player takes 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Exit markers are in effect for the Axis forces.
Each hex of the undestroyed part of the factory is worth one temporary medal objective for the Allied forces. It counts as an Allied victory medal for as long as an Allied unit remains in the hex.

Special Rules:
All German troops are elite forces. Badges are not necessary. (Troops 2)
The russians have two elite forces marked with badges. (Troops 2)
Russian player lays out the minefields.
Russian commissar rules are in effect.

Scenario Bibliography:
Wikipedia: Eastern front; operation Barbarossa; operation Taifun

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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