Eastern Front Command Ops: Across the Tartar Ditch (1941) Available for Download
A note about this scenario. I have not patched the game yet. So I am running an older version of CO. This will force you, I believe, to open the map in mapmaker and generate a new map cache. If you have a problem playing this scenario, please leave me a comment and I will work with you to fix it.
Semi historical scenario*
September 24 1941
The drive on Sevastopol is underway. General von Manstein's 11th army has made excellent progress along the steppe but as they have closed on Sevastopol Russian resistance has stiffened.
Overhead the Soviet air force maintains air superiority and along the coasts Soviet naval infantry land at will.
Ahead lies the Perekop Isthmus and the fortified position of the Tartar Ditch.
German commander, Erik Oskar-Hansen: You must breach the fortified line of the Tartar Ditch and seize Perekop to open up the main road to Sevastopol.
Intelligence reports the understrength 51st army opposes you though Soviet armor formations are massing on our flank to the east and may impact your offensive movements.
Soviet commander, General Kuznetsov: Hold at all costs. Reinforcements are en route and the Soviet Air force for once has the upper hand. They will work in close coordination with your tactical needs.
Don't give up the Tartar Ditch line. It is our only hope.
*This scenario is semi-historic because troop placement sources were thin. The participants are correct.
The map is a trace of an old US military cold war map.
A very special thanks to Tim at RangerX3X and Doug at Cry Havoc for the play testing and suggestions to various elements of this scenario.
Their blogs are:
Manstein signature (place in graphics/scenario/default folder)
Yeremenko signature (place in graphics/scenario/default folder)