Outside of VYAZMA, RUSSIA,
6 October 1941:
The Soviet Union first deployed the highly secret Katusha rockets
against the German forces advancing on Moscow. Along the Smolensk/Moscow
highway. While the rockets were very effective, alone they could
not stop the German blitzkrieg. The 42nd Separate Guards Mortar
Battalion found itself encircled with over 600,000 red army troops.
As the noose tightened the rocketeers of the 42nd started to take
casualties in the close quarter fighting that developed. Guards
Captain Flerov ordered the men of his battery to attempt to breakout.
As they approached the German lines through the woods they surprised
a panzer column from the 7th Panzer division. The rocketeers launched
a final salvo at point blank range at the approaching tanks. They
then destroyed their launchers and ammo vehicles and attempted
to escape on foot. Mortally wounded battling the panzers Captain
Flerov did not survive his batteries final battle, and only 42
made it to friendly lines.
This is RUSSIAN Rarities
2: Rockets Red Glare. As the name indicates, the presentation
moves the action to On Board RCT Guns and Vehicles, with Russian
and German types presented in this set. And yes, you can count
on American, Japanese and more when you load YOUR Katyusha ...
on its rails ... by supporting Russian Rarities 2 with
your purchase. An amazing selection is provided, including aptured
American and French vehicles in German service, various Katyusha
mounted trucks and APCs, and Ordnance ranging from single-shot,
crated rockets to large frames.
NEW GEO BOARDS IN AP-format throughout! That's
right, gone are the days of discussions about mating new terrain
(aka geo boards) with old AH boards from the 1980's with various
wrinkled folds, gaps that top paper failed to cover, brown and
black backing shown ... not to mention geo boards of other manufacturers
... and so on. With Russian Rarities 1 we received the benefit
of direct emails from Mr. ASLer blogger himself Mark Pitcavage,
aka "Mister Hexagon" around here ... and the final Pit-hex
was deployed. Rather a moot point going forward but by adding
a few one hundreths of an inch ... we hope to have made him and
everyone happier. Now to new business > ALL GEO BOARDS
IN RUSSIAN RARITIES 2 ARE PROVIDED > no old boards
needed nor used! All new means all fresh and all interesting ...
and each new geo board is an interesting terrain challenge to
solve. A pile of new boards, counters, rules, wow!
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
WITH EACH COPY:
- >> All
the Geo Boards needed to play!
- >> A collectionof
8 scenarios in color format
- >> Color
die-cut counters -- GERMAN AND RUSSIAN ROCKET Guns/AFVs/Vehicles
- >> Color
- >> Color
cardstock folder style wrap. PLEASE ALLOW 4-8 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY AS WE CRAFT YOUR COPY FOR YOU PERSONALLY.