Assault on Sevastopol

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Quick Overview

Von Manstein in the Crimea, 1942.

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Assault on Sevastopol, from designer Adrian McGrath, is a two-player game recreating Erich von Manstein's attempt to clear the Crimean peninsula and seize the key port city of Sevastopol as a prelude to Germany's 1942 summer offensive in the Ukraine – the roads to which would lead to the fateful battle of Stalingrad. The Germans are attempting to clear this enemy bastion on the Black Sea and free up their forces for the great offensive to the north. The Russians are desperately trying to hold out as long as possible, falling back on great defensive terrain and strong fortified positions, hoping to delay the German invaders and extract as high a price as possible from them for the capture of Sevastopol.

But the Germans have prepared for this campaign. With complete air superiority, the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) relentlessly attacks from the skies, while special super-heavy siege artillery was slowly and carefully brought in and assembled expressly for this operation. It's a hard-fought matter of time, distance, and attrition as you recreate the Assault on Sevastopol.

Game Components:


•   One 4-page, full-color Rules booklet
•   One 11" x 17" paper game map with charts and tables
•   40 color, die-cut, two-sided 5/8" mounted game pieces
•   One 2-page sheet of historical, designer, and developer notes
•   One 4-page, color BattLessonTM booklet
•   One bonus Optional Rule
•   Polybag packaging and component storage

Credits:


1990 DECISION GAMES EDITION CREDITS

Game Design: Adrian McGrath
Game Development: Christopher Cummins
Playtesting: Jeff Albanese (R.I.P.), John Desch, Joe Miranda, Todd Thompson

2008 VICTORY POINT GAMES CREDITS

Additional Game Development: Alan Emrich
Art & Graphic Redesign: Alan Emrich and Stephanie Newland
Airplane Graphics: Davide Gallorini
Additional Playtesting: Nicholas Chartier, Kim Meints, Stephanie Newland

Game Resources

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View FileRules    Size: (325.16 KB)
View FileNotes    Size: (42.64 KB)
View FileBasic tactics for beginners    Size: (344.74 KB)
View FileERRATA (v1.1)
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Game Data

Number of Players 2
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 45 minutes
Difficulty 3
Solitaire Suitability 9
Designer Adrian McGrath
Developer Alan Emrich

Reviews

Assault on Sevastopol by The New War-gamer Review
Assault is a great gateway game to wargames. ... [A]lmost all of the knowledge is transferable in some measure to other hex wargames. Lastly, the BattLesson is superb and for me was worth the price of the game by itself.