Scenario Design by Pete Pollard; updated 060725

On the Minsk Highway near Orsha, August 22, 1941: The German forces drive towards Moscow. Using the only available major road, both armies run headlong into a fight. Emerging from teh woods, German reconnaissance units are greeted with a surprise. Astride the road is a lumbering hulk, its smoking gun had already dispatched one German armored car. Remnant of Soviet infantry and cavalry rally around this lone giant.

VICTORY CONDITIONS: To win, the German player must have more Victory Points (VP) than the Russian player at game's end. The Soviets (only) earn 2 VP for each good order squad at game's end, up to 28 VP. Each player receives 1 VP for each eliminated enemy squad, crew leader or sniper. The German (only) earn 2 VP for each controlled building hex on board 4, up to 22 VP. The Russian player wins by avoiding the German Victory conditions. A VP hex is controlled if a squad (not crew, leader or sniper) was the last unit in the hex or the hex is occupied at game's end by an armed and functioning (not immobilized) AFV, or the initial Russian control is not negated.

BOARD LAYOUT: All board ID# are as shown

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SCENARIO SEQUENCE: Six full game turns; Russian setup first, German move first.


GERMAN FORCES: Reconnaissance units of the 173rd Panzergrenadiers, set up on or one hex away from any road hex west of row 5E:

SSR 1: If Personal Leader counters are not in play, substitute an 8-1 leader.

SSR 2: BID FORCE: If a German bid force includes a radio, OBA module selection is defined in the first rally phase must be: 4 missions of 80mm, 3 missions of 100mm, 2 missions of 120mm, or 1 mission of 150mm.

AFTERMATH: The advancing German 3rd Panzer units realized this foe would not easily fall like their previous adversaries. Falling back into the woods, the reconnaissance until waited for reinforcements. With new strength, the Germans assaulted the SU100Y, destroyed it and continued towards Moscow. What the Russian army could not do, weather soon did. The Minsk Highway disappeared with the first heavy rains.