EFCO Platoons: Kekava Firefight Is Available For Download
Sep 10, 1944 06:30 hrs
SE of Riga
The Soviet advance SE of Riga to cutoff the retreating German 18th Army at the Daugeva River is bogging down due to difficult terrain and heavy rain.
Ahead of them, the Germans are digging in.
North of the Daugeva the 18th army is pulling out of their bridgehead and retreating back through Riga with two Soviet armies on their heels. The Luftwaffe is fighting a losing battle in the skies as Soviet fighters and bombers swarm overhead. Tens of thousands of Latvian refugees crowd the roads into Riga with the 18th army as they flee the Soviets.
At night the German defenders along the Kekava river defense line can see that the City is on fire and the air if filled with the crescendo of the Soviet bombing campaign over 30km away.
German commander: Hold the line. You are in command of one reinforced battalion.
Soviet Commander: Seizing the series of bridges at Kekava will open up Riga to the 64th Rifle division's advance. You are in command of two battalions of Rifle infantry and one tank battalion.
This is a semi-historical scenario. The participants in this scenario participated in the fighting around Riga but I am uncertain where that occurred from my research. I do know that there was indeed a fight for these bridges.
***This scenario also includes new Scout teams and Observation Posts. These units have higher recon values and in the case of the Scouts they are faster than normal leg infantry. The Observation Posts are 3 man static sections.
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|The German Line is holding late as this Soviet attack stalls.|