On April 16, 1945, the Red Army attacked the German defense lines near the town of Seelow, 70 km east of Berlin. The Soviet
Marshal Zhukov having underestimated the altitude of the city, his commanders were forced to make detours. A very chaotic fight
ensued in the marshy surroundings of the Oder and on the heights of Seelow.
On April 16, 1945, at 3 am, the first Belarusian front, led by Marshal Georgi Zhukov, attacked the German lines. The 9th German
Army, led by General Theodor Busse, was positioned in the marshy surroundings of the Oder, 90 km east of Berlin. German troops
seem to offer a weak resistance, Marshal Zhukov decided to launch the attack. She was not, however, successful. Indeed, the 143
anti-aircraft projectors placed in the front line to blind the enemy also disoriented his own soldiers. In addition, the Soviet
forces were surprised by the intensity of the German defense fire. Earlier than he had planned, Marshal Zhukov had to engage
two army corps in the battle, causing chaos at the rear of the Küstrin bridgehead, where the tanks were stationed. Conversely,
German units managed to successfully carry out several counterattacks against the Red Army.
When the first Soviet tanks reached the heights of Seelow and tried to continue their ascent, the men of Marshal Zhukov quickly
realized that he had underestimated the altitude of the city. In some places, the slope was so steep that Soviet commanders
were forced to make detours, often finding themselves facing the German lines of defense. The marshy surroundings of the Oder
and the heights of Seelow were the scene of a fierce battle.
The situation did not really change until 18 April, when the Soviet tanks reached Reichsstrasse 1 at Diedersdorf, just after
Seelow, and headed for Müncheberg. On April 19, Marshal Zhukov's troops finally crossed the last line of German defense and
began their advance towards Berlin, the battle of the heights of Seelow having left thousands dead and wounded on both sides.
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Scenario Length: 12 Game Turns - LOS 12 HEXES
Victory objective: The side with the required Victory Points is the winner. Both sides gets VPs for owning VP Objectives.
Scenario designer: X'Men [ Cough Rico ]