OAF 30.4 (SEP 204) "Plugging The Hole"
Updated 050114; rev O
scenario was originally published in ON ALL FRONTS number 30. Extensive clarifications
and modification have been made to the original scenario and modified by Bill
Thomson. The original author is unknown but were of the Scenario Exchange
Program (SEP) participants.
Near Roslavl, August 5, 1941:
During the encirclement of Rostovl, the Russians had punched a hole through the
trap. they reached the Moscow highway, which they controlled by fire. the 1st
Reconnaissance Battalion of the 23rd Infantry Division, composed primarily of
cavalry, was sent to restore the situation.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: Germans win by eliminating twice
as many squads and leaders as they lose. Russians win by eliminating 8 German
squads. Squads, crews, and AFV's destroyed count as one squad each for Victory
- AT START: Elements of the first Reconnaissance
Battalion; enter east edge of board 10:
1x10-2; 2x8-1; 1x8-0; 8x548; 6x838; 1x248; 2xMMG; 6xLMG; 2xATR; 1xRadio;
2xPzKwIB; 2xPzKwIID; 1xPsw233; 1xSpw251/10; 8xHorse; 1x9-2 Armor Leader
- AT START: Elements
of the 42nd Rifle Division; Enter West edge of Board 6:
1x9-1; 1x8-1; 2x8-0; 1x7-0; 20x447; 6x436; 2xMMG; 2xLMG; 4xATR; 1x50mm MTR;
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- SEP 204.1:
TERRAIN: The board 6 chateau is a two level wooden building. Movement
along the forest path (10F4) cost infantry 1MF/ Calvary 2 MP but has no other
affect. The rowhouse status of buildings on board
10 are ignored (10AA5) . Treat as level 1 connected stone buildings.
- SEP 204.2:
Russian tanks do not have compete freedom of
movement due to lack of wireless equipment. The Russian player must roll one
die during his Rally Phase for every multiple of six (or fraction thereof)
remaining mobile AFVs. The resulting number is the number of AFVs that may
move that turn. AFVs already on board are not prevented from firing, pivoting,
or changing their turret covered arc within the hex they already occupy. Russian
AFVs are exempt from this restriction only if they are unbuttoned (commander
in CE position) and in the LOS of the designated command AFV (also unbuttoned
at the start of the Movement Phase. AFVs entering from off board meet these
requirement only if they enter unbuttoned and in the same hex using sequential
movement. If the designate command AFV (initially the KVI) is eliminated or
immobilized, another AFV may be so designated at the start of the following
- SEP 204.2:
Prior to the start of the game, the
German secretly chooses if his OBA module is 4 missions of 80 mm, 3 missions
of 100 mm, 2 missions of 120 mm, or 1 mission of 150 mm. An artillery request
may not be placed prior to German Turn 1.
The Russians tried to escape, they were surprised by the faster
cavalry and recon vehicles. All their remained armor was lost and the infantry
scattered into the woods to make their way to friendly lines. Few did, and the
Roslavl Kessel was closed, netting over 2000 demoralized prisoners.