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Dousing the Spark
Edelweiss IV #25
(Defender) Soviet Union vs Germany (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 5th Gebirgs Division
Soviet Union 45th Guards Rifle Division
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Edelweiss IV
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-01-13
Start Time 13:00
Turn Count 40
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 86
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 20, 45
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 222
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
River Crossing
Conditions
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Edelweiss IV counters
Road to Berlin maps + counters
Introduction

The Soviet September offensive had left a tiny bridgehead on the right bank of the Neva River. The Soviet offensive known as "Operation Spark" began with a Guards division filtering into this weak point in the German siege lines east of Leningrad and quickly beating down the German defenders. The corps commander, Karl Hilpert, ordered 5th Mountain Division to send a battle group to the scene immediately to restor the situation.

Conclusion

The speed of the German counter-attack took the Soviets somewhat by surprise, and the Guards yielded a good bit of the ground gained in the morning. But the jagers could not push them back over the river, as Hilpert hoped. The attack did shore up the "shoulder" of the Soviet penetration, but further north the Red Army had linked up with the Leningrad garrison. The Great Siege was not over, but a corridor had been forced through the German lines and Soviet engineers quickly built a rail line through it to relieve the worst of the city's suffering.


Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Heer
Luftwaffe
  • Towed
Soviet Union Order of Battle
Army (RKKA)
  • Foot
Guards

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
Scen 25

Unit types are missing to select for this scenario. German SKI and sledge (Mountain) are not available choices.

(Matt W on 2013 May 07)
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These units should have a Direct Fire rating of 2-3, just like the RKKA and NKVD counterparts.

(danradz on 2011 May 04)
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Kommissars never get morale or combat modifiers. Ignore misprints.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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