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Gathering Darkness
Arctic Front Deluxe #4
(Attacker) Finland vs Soviet Union (Defender)
Formations Involved
Finland 13th Infantry Division
Soviet Union 11th Guards Rifle Division
Soviet Union 34th Light Tank Brigade
Display
Balance:



Overall balance chart for AFDx004
Total
Side 1 4
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 4 votes
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4
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3.5
Scenario Rank: --- of 599
Parent Game Arctic Front Deluxe
Historicity Historical
Date 1939-12-13
Start Time 12:00
Turn Count 30
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 71
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 10, 18
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 128
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 4
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Rural Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Arctic Front Deluxe counters
Battle of the Bulge maps
Eastern Front counters
Road to Berlin maps + counters
Introduction

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.

Conclusion

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.

Additional Notes

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.


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

Display Errata (1)

1 Errata Item
Overall balance chart for 951

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

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)

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Crepúsculo soviético
Author enrique
Method Solo
Victor Finland
Play Date 2012-04-04
Language Español
Scenario AFDx004

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