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Borders are Burning - Winter War

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Borders are Burning

By Ozgur Budak
Red Army 5 - 0 - 9 Finland
Rating: 8.8 (8)
Games Played: 14
SM: 2
Turns: 20
Type: Custom
First Side: Red Army
Second Side: Finland
30 NOVEMBER 1939, ARTAHUHTA, FINLAND - RUSSIAN BORDER: General LB. Belyayev's 139th Rifle Division, with 20000 troops, 147 artillery pieces and 45 tanks, crossed the border at Artahuhta to advance Tolvajarvi. On the morning of 30 November, Captain Saikkonen and his 4th Cavalry Squadron was scattered all over the village; seeking shelter from the cold outside. At 08:00 they were alerted by artillery sounds coming from the border which was a few hundreds meters away to the east. It was apparent that border posts were under attack. Mounting immediately, Saikkonen and his squadron galloped to join the outnumbered border guards defending the post.
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Dazooz's ProfileDazooz Slightly Pro Red Army 7
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Scaz's ProfileScaz Well Balanced 6
burroughs's Profileburroughs Well Balanced 9
Stejones82's ProfileStejones82 Well Balanced 8
Lieutenant General
burroughs Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:42 am
At first it was quite easy to overcome the Finnish border guards, but then their cavalry reinforcements turned out be a much tougher nut to crack. As a result the Red Army didn't make their breakthrough at the border and the scenario lasted its 20 turns with no regard to the optional ending option which was set to "on".
Master Sergeant
Stejones82 Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:30 pm
This is a fun one capturing all the drama of WW2. Russians start heavy and Finns are light but well positioned. Red Army has to be ready to take some (meaning lots!) losses in order to get the fight to the Finns. But it can be done, and then a race to the second line where there will be more desperate fighting!
KG_RangerBooBoo Thu May 19, 2016 9:09 pm
Hard on the Russians to cover that much ground but it is still a fun scenario to play, lots of action.
Aces8 Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:05 pm
I enjoyed this scenario. The Key for the Russians I believe is to keep moving and to bypass the Finn strong points. Figured this out when it was too late :)