In early September, the Germans made another concerted effort to breach the Litsa defensive line and at least sever the Murmansk highway, isolating the strategic port. Despite getting a bridgehead across the river, the Germans were again slowed by the terrain and tough Russian defenses. In one typical action, a battalion of the 3rd Mountain Division was attacking towards Hill 173 when they ran into units of the “Polyarny” Division, a division of recruited sailors, convicts and local volunteers. In fog-shrouded woods, the two combatants fought out isolated battles in the woods.. . . Set on board 32, both sides set up HIP east of row J, Russians in even numbered hexes, Germans in odd numbered. This should be interesting as your opponent is popping out of the woods all around you, lot of CC, HtH CC, Melee, blood and more blood, not for the squeamish. 11 squads vs. 11 squads in a quick playing scenario with loads of replay value.
Attacker: German (Elements 3rd Gebirgsjäger Division)