Arctic Front Deluxe #4
|(Attacker) Finland||vs||Soviet Union (Defender)|
|Finland||13th Infantry Division|
|Soviet Union||11th Guards Rifle Division|
|Soviet Union||34th Light Tank Brigade|
|Overall Rating, 4 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 599|
|Parent Game||Arctic Front Deluxe|
|Visibility||Day & Night|
|Maps||2: 10, 18|
|Layout Dimensions||56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Arctic Front Deluxe||counters|
|Battle of the Bulge||maps|
|Road to Berlin||maps + counters|
Finnish pre-war doctrine emphasized offensive tactics: even when on the strategic defense, Finnish units should seek opportunities to encircle and destroy enemy forces. After fighting a traditional defense against the Soviets just east of Lake Ladoga, Lt. Gen. Woldemar "Matti" Hägglund of IV Corps sought an opportunity to go over to the attack. Thirteenth Division was to use 2/3 of its strength to break the Soviet hold on the Uomaa-Lemetti Road, hopefully forcing the two Soviet divisions driving up the lake's eastern shore to pull back.
The Finnish attack had made some progress on the 12th, but with only enough skis for half of their troops the Finns were slowed and Soviets resistance stiffened. The road surface remained solid enough for tanks to operate freely and they provided welcome support to the defenders. By nightfall it was clear that the offensive - which had never had particularly clear goals - had failed. Hägglund ordered his battalions back to their starting positions.
G2 note: The 18th Rifle Division noted in the book is not the same one that became the 11th Guards Rifle Division. That division was formed July 2, 1941 as the 18th Moscow Militia Division. The 18th Division in ADx was destroyed in the Winter War.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|1 Errata Item|
The reduced direct fire value in Kursk: Burning Tigers is 4-4.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)