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Warlord Games Posts New Cruel Seas Scenario

The battle of Leningrad was a turning point of WWII. One of the battles during the siege was an assault across lake Lagoda. In this scenario for Cruel Seas, you can recreate that harrowing conflict. Head on over and check it out.

From the article:

October 1942. Leningrad is under siege, and General Winter is closing his iron fist around the city, already practically encircled by Axis forces. The only way to resupply the embattled city is by ship, across the watery expanse of Lake Lagoda. Covering the approaches to the Soviet Lagoda Flotilla’s bases at Novaya Ladoga is the garrison on Sukho Island.

Desperate to interdict the supply runs across the lake, the Axis has launched an all-out assault to neutralize the shore batteries protecting the anchorage, and strike a devastating blow against the Soviet forces there. Their assault force, supplied by the Luftwaffe’s Einsatzstab Fähre Ost, comprised 11 armed Seibel Ferries, 3 transport ferries, and 7 infantry assault boats, carrying 70 infantry. 

We join the action in the aftermath of this disastrous assault – the infantry has pulled back to the transport ferries and assault boats, some of which had to be refloated after grounding themselves on the rocky island. Two of the island’s three 100mm guns have been destroyed, but the last one is proving particularly troublesome, blasting away at the retreating Germans.