Hello all, another 250 Spanish "Blue" Division scenario.
This is a very big one (3 x 4 maps).The russians attack in more or less a 6:1 ratio in three waves, supported by heavy tanks. As spaniard, you have little chance to get more than a draw, you can consider a minor victory as a great success! Best and more fun played as spaniard. You depend highly in the rate of fire of your weapons.
Hope you enjoy it.
KRASNY BOR: THE RAILWAY EMBANKMENT
Date: February 10th, 1943
History: As part of Operation "Polar Star", the inner pincer of the soviet offensive to break Leningrad siege, the russians launched a major offensive against Spanish 250th "Blue" Division. The attack focused on the easternmost part of the spanish deployment, held by Colonel Sagrado´s Infantry Regiment 262. At 0640 hours of february 10th, 1943 began a two-hour barrage by 800 russian artillery pieces of all calibers and rocket launchers "Katyusha". The barrage nearly wiped out the spanish infrantry, but the survivors were determined to hold the ground and avoid the russians to take Krasny Bor, a big village in the center of the spanish front. The 1st and 3rd Companies of 1st Battalion, Infantry Regiment 262 were positioned in the six-meter high embankment of the Leningrad-Moscow ("October") railway. Both companies suffered tremendous losses due to the massive shelling and a later bomber attack. However, as human waves of russian infantry supported by heavy tanks began to arise over the top of russian trenches, MG fire opened from spanish trenches. Desperate calls were made by the 3rd Company for artillery support, but only a light howitzer was available to fire at the enemy. The russians were repelled twice by Captain Huidrobo´s 3rd Company, but the 1st at his north was overrun and the 3rd also collapsed. Huidrobo´s men fought to the last, the captain falling dead by a bullet in the neck. The few survivors withdrew fighting towards Krasny Bor, where the street fighting began.
Captain Manuel Ruiz de Huidrobo y Alzurena was awarded posthumously the highest decoration of the Spanish Army, the Cruz Laureada de San Fernando (St. Ferdinand´s Laureated Cross) on november 16th, 1945.
Units Human Players
German: elements of the 1st and 3rd Companies of 1st Battalion, Infantry Regiment 262, elements from 4th (heavy weapons Company),
13th (guns) and 14th (anti-tank) company.
Russian: elements of 708th and 65th Infantry Regiments, 43th Rifle Division. Elements from 31th Independent Tank Regiment.
Maps: 3X4 maps
Terrain: Rural, plain, steep railway embankment.
Visibility: 8 Hexes
Scenario Length: 10 Game Turns. Only the russians get the last turn.
Scenario Configuration Recomendations: Best played as spaniard.
Difficulty - MEDIUM
Fog of War - DISABLED (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
Path Quality - HIGH
Russian radioless AFV: DISABLED
If a SIDE loses all units, a Scenario/CG ends - Disabled.
Victory Objective: The side with the most Victory Points at the end is the winner. Spaniards get VP for eliminating russian units. Russians get VP
for eliminating spanish units AND for exiting units across marked hexes.
Scenario Designer: ArtReg250
"Duro es el enemigo y duro es también el invierno ruso. Pero... ¡no importa! Más dura es aún mi raza (...)"
General de División Agustín Muñoz Grandes