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Go for Broke 2 #21 - Justifiable Fury Counter Attack #64 - Rakkasans
Go for Broke #3 - High Ground by Daylight
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Iron Ducklings
Arctic Front Deluxe #20
(Attacker) Finland vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Finland 1st Jäger Brigade
Finland 1st Tank Battalion
Finland 7th Infantry Division
Soviet Union 3rd NKVD Regiment
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Scenario Rank: --- of 579
Parent Game Arctic Front Deluxe
Historicity Historical
Date 1941-09-21
Start Time 07:00
Turn Count 40
Visibility Day
Counters 106
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 1
Maps 6: 10, 11, 12, 3, 6, 9
Layout Dimensions 86 x 84 cm
34 x 33 in
Play Bounty 214
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Bridge Control
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Arctic Front Deluxe counters
Battle of the Bulge maps
Eastern Front counters
Sinister Forces counters
Introduction

Two intact T-34 tanks fell into Finnish hands in and around the power plant, and Col. Ruben Lagus ordered them immediately manned and put at the spearhead of a renewed Finnish advance to clear the Svir. The Finns named their new vehicles "Sotka," the Finnish name for a duck who lays her eggs on other birds' nests and is very prominent in the Kalevala for her iron offspring. Lagus hoped the tough NKVD border troops holding the railroad bridge at Latva over the Svir would likewise mistake the T-34's for their own tanks. An NKVD armored train had defied all Finnish attacks, but surely it could not resist the Red Army's own secret weapon.

Conclusion

Just as Lagus had hoped, the NKVD troopers mistook the Sotkas for their own T-34's and withheld their fire until they were on top to the Soviet positions. The Finns drove the Soviets out of the village and took the bridge, but could not knock out the armored train. With the help of their train the NKVD men broke through the 7th Division's cordon and raced northward to join the forces assembling to defend Pedtrozavodsk, the capital of Soviet Karelia. Even so, the Murmansk Railway had been broken, a signal achievement for Finnish arms.


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
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized
  • Towed
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Leader
NKVD
  • Misc
  • Towed

Display Errata (1)

1 Errata Item
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Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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