From: Phoenix, AZ
Piotre, thanks for the catch.
To make amends for my screw up I've added another scenario...
The Defense of Luga
South of Leningrad, July 19, 1941: As the panzers drove deeper into Russia, intent on
even greater encirclements, many potentially dangerous Russian armored groups were bypassed.
The German infantry, being primarily foot or horse bound, was forced to keep up as best they
could to safeguard the panzer's lines of communications. Hence, when the Russians attempted
to break out, their armored attacks often had to be dealt with, not by their armored counter-
parts, but by infantry and anti-tank units. One such instance occurred at Luga, where elements of
the German 269th Infantry Division were assigned to hold the western approaches to the German drive
on Leningrad. Desperate to stop or delay the advance, bypassed remnants of the 21st Tank Division,
16th Rifle division, and the 2nd DNO (a militia unit), were hastily declared Operational Group Luga
and ordered to take the city.
Game Length: 13 turns
For the Russians to win they must capture 16 VP stone buildings.
For the Germans to win they must keep the Russians from capturing 16 VP stone buildings.
Russians: Squads, MMG's, LMG's, ATR, AFV's
Germans: Squads, HMG's, MMG's, LMG's, AA guns, AT guns
ASL Boards used: #1, #3, #4, #5
Aftermath: The Russian attack, though supported by an assortment of tanks, was stopped on the out-
skirts of the town. German anti-tank guns dispatched the Soviet armor which blundered forward piece-
meal with relative ease, while the Russian infantry, lacking solid leadership, were repulsed by far
fewer Germans. The result was decisive, but had the Russians better planned their assault, it could
have gone the other way.
Source: ASL Scenario 18, The Defense of Luga