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Syvari Power Plant
Arctic Front Deluxe #19
(Attacker) Finland vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Finland 1st Jäger Brigade
Finland 1st Tank Battalion
Soviet Union 314th Rifle Division
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for AFDx019
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Side 1 1
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 1 vote
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Scenario Rank: --- of 579
Parent Game Arctic Front Deluxe
Historicity Historical
Date 1941-09-16
Start Time 07:00
Turn Count 36
Visibility Day
Counters 99
Net Morale 2
Net Initiative 4
Maps 4: 10, 12, 20, 9
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 149
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
River Crossing
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Arctic Front Deluxe counters
Battle of the Bulge maps
Eastern Front counters
Road to Berlin maps
Introduction

The Svir River marked an important political boundary for the Finnish government, which did not want to press its attack any deeper into the Soviet Union. Finnish military leaders recognized that the shallow river did not present much of a defensive line and planned to hew closely but not exactly to their political directives, crossing and digging in wherever they felt it necessary. One such spot was at the Syvari hydroelectric plant, an important economic objective as well.

Conclusion

The newly arrived Soviet rifle division fought surprisingly well against the Finns' best unit, but ultimately proved no match for the experienced light infantry men. The Finns captured the power station in savage close-quarters fighting, overwhelming the Soviets' tank support with close assaults. Lagus' forest blitzkrieg would continue.


Display Relevant AFV Rules

AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle
  • Vulnerable to results on the Assault Combat Chart (7.25, 7.63, ACC), and may be attacked by Anti-Tank fire (11.2, DFT). Anti-Tank fire only affects the individual unit fired upon (7.62, 11.0).
  • AFV's are activated by tank leaders (3.2, 3.3, 5.42, 6.8). They may also be activated as part of an initial activating stack, but if activated in this way would need a tank leader in order to carry out combat movement.
  • AFV's do not block Direct Fire (10.1).
  • Full-strength AFV's with "armor efficiency" may make two anti-tank (AT) fire attacks per turn (either in their action segment or during opportunity fire) if they have AT fire values of 0 or more (11.2).
  • Each unit with an AT fire value of 2 or more may fire at targets at a distance of between 100% and 150% of its printed AT range. It does so at half its AT fire value. (11.3)
  • Efficient and non-efficient AFV's may conduct two opportunity fires per turn if using direct fire (7.44, 7.64). Units with both Direct and AT Fire values may use either type of fire in the same turn as their opportunity fire, but not both (7.22, 13.0). Units which can take opportunity fire twice per turn do not have to target the same unit both times (13.0).
  • Demoralized AFV's are not required to flee from units that do not have AT fire values (14.3).
  • Place a Wreck marker when an AFV is eliminated in a bridge or town hex (16.3).
  • AFV's do not benefit from Entrenchments (16.42).
  • AFV's may Dig In (16.2).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables. Do not take step losses from Direct or Bombardment Fire. If X or #X result on Fire Table, make M morale check instead (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Provide the +1 modifier on the Assault Table when combined with infantry. (Modifier only applies to Germans in all scenarios; Soviet Guards in scenarios taking place after 1942; Polish, US and Commonwealth in scenarios taking place after 1943.) (ACC)
  • Tank: all are closed-top and provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable

Display Order of Battle

Finland Order of Battle
Army
  • Motorized
  • Towed
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Mechanized

Display Errata (2)

2 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 951

The reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
Overall balance chart for 993

Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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