One 8½" x 11" map |
rules book | 31 double sided unit counters
Mounted counters are available for an additional
Game Design: Paul Rohrbaugh
Graphics: Tim Allen
Editing: Lisa Rohrbaugh
Brian Brennan, Daniel Gagnon, Mike Gallo,
Phillipe Hoss-Gagnon, and Jack Scardina
The Raid on Astrakhan
Greyhound vs Bear is a
quick playing minigame on the German raid on
Astrakhan during World War II.
The German raid on Astrakhan marks the eastern-most
limit of the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union
during WWII. What is remarkable is the small number
of German units assigned to this sector, just the 16th
Motorized Infantry (Greyhound) division, given the
frontage and lack of substantial information
regarding the Soviet’s forces. It was due to this
lack of intelligence about the Soviet’s intentions
and movements that the division’s reconnaissance
battalion, along with some sympathetic Cossacks, was
sent out from Elista on September 13th.
The unit’s four day raid took them 90 miles beyond
the Axis occupied village to the outskirts of
Astrakhan during which they destroyed a fuel train,
gathered intelligence about the nature of the
Soviet’s forces, and set off alarms in the region
that sent STAVKA scrambling to deal with the threat.
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