"the soviet juggernaut looked unstoppable as it rolled into central Finland late in 1939. The invaders even brought along a brass band to serenade the opressed workers of the Suomussalmi district.
However, The Finns struck back furiously, surrounding and destroying one soviet division after it captured the town of Suomussalmi, and then giving the same treatment to a second soviet division that tried to rescue the first one. The battle is still used as a training excersize today.
No German troops fought in the actual battle. The Finnish goverment begged foreign nations for aid, especially Britain and France, and hoped to see some troops arrive in time to fight the Soviets. Although Germany and the Soviet Union had signed a non-agression pact and acted as unofficial allies during this period, the presence of German troops under a "Volunteer" facade was not at all out of the question. Soldiers and airmen from Germany's axis partners Italy and Hungary, fought on the Finnish side as volunteers as did about 8,000 Swedish troops."
The game starts out with the second regiment attacking the center of the Suomussalmi town. You , Finland have encircled the 2nd Russian division with the help of Fascist volunteers from Italy and Hungary.
Your goal is to destroy it by all means necesary. The Russians have another division hidden somewhee in the map, ready for another attack.
Your goal is to kick out the Russians. They have gained control of an oil refinery and a small airport, as well as some small villages.
In The South, The Swedes are providing aid with a few volunteers, but don't expect them to achieve much.
As always, proper feedback is welcome.
Hi, this scen was impossible! I tried everything from commando raids grouping my whole army and attacking with AI to air strikes. It doesn't work Finland has way too few troops and resources as do her allies.
Posted on 02/20/10 @ 05:56 AM
OOH! This was tough! I finally managed to win the scenario after about five tries! Nice scenario!