The Soviet offensive operations that began at Orel-Kursk in the summer of 1943 continued relentlessly through the end of that pivotal year. A bold use of Red tinny paratroopers was planned as pan of the attempt to form a bridgehead over the Dnieper Riven. On the night of 25 September 1943, elements of three brigades were dropped around Kanev in the largest Soviet airborne operation of the war to that date. It would also be the last such operation against the Germans. Lack of fuel stranded AT guns and about 30% of the troops on the abfields. Poor weather, poor planning, and errors scattered the Soviet paratroopers over a wide area, Despite a lack of command and communications, small groups bravely fought their way east to link with the advancing Soviet tanks.
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|Strategy Decks||Soviet Reinforcements||Ground Support 1|
|Starting Strategy Cards||1||1|
|Operations Cards||045 Elite Formations||-|
|Deployment Zone||Both divisions appear as per the special rules (see below)||Division 1: Any of the hexes on map 10A.
Division 2: Any Ilex on maps 7B and 98.
|Objective||The Soviets win if they exit 16 or more figures off of the southeast edge of maps 10A or 7B by the end of round 10.
||The Germans win if the Soviets are unable to fulfill their objectives by the end of round 10.|
|Actions per turn||3||3|
|Reinforcements||Soviet reinforcements represent stragglers and partisans and enter along the northwest edge of maps 12A or 6B.||-|
|Terrain Features||Vehicles may not enter halka hexes.|