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Back to School ETO (id:#56253)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `89 ID:AD 3)
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With the German occupation of Sevastopol and Novorossiysk in 1942, the Soviet Black Sea Fleet had lost its primary naval bases. Its operations were shifted farther down the southeast coast to the city of Poti, whose port facilities were small and poorly equipped to serve as a naval base. An even smaller port, Gelendzhik, closer to Novorossiysk, picked up part of the workload. The recapture of Novorossiysk would provide the Soviet Black Sea Fleet with a base large enough to accommodate its naval forces. A diversionary force of 250 men landed on schedule in the vicinity of the small fishing village of Stanichka. Their purpose was to draw attention to themselves and away from the main landing at South Ozereika. Unofficially called smertniki (destined for death), they knew that there was little chance of their survival. Armed only with light infantry weapons, the men, led by Major Cesar L. Kunikov, were all volunteers from the 255th Naval Infantry Brigade. Cesar Kunikov was an experienced and capable officer, distinguished in prior actions on the Azov and Black Seas during 1941 and 1942. His men held him in the highest esteem. Legend has it that when Kunikov called for volunteers for his task force, he announced: “Who wants to go die with me?” More men than were needed stepped forward.
Attacker: German (Infanterie Regiment 186, Infanterie Division 73)
Defender: Russian (Special Commando Detachment, Black Sea Fleet)  
Turns: 4.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Stanichka, USSR 1943-02-04
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:13.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: D: All Russians are Commandos, Stealthy, Scaling ability
Map Board(s): b d
Overlays: NONE
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hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-10-29 19:04:52
RJenulis Added a playing2018-08-07 00:56:41
Yarlis Rated the scenario2018-03-18 11:04:02
Yarlis Added a playing2018-03-18 11:04:00
Danno Added a playing2017-10-01 22:04:47
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Marines detachment of Major Caesar Kunikov, 1943 (colorized)
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Avg Rating: 6.43Votes: 7
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Estimated Play time: 2.4 hours
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Back to School [Confirmed]
[A] German 36
[D] Russian 72
Friday 22 November 2019 01:41:29 PM  (c)dramsey 2019