Crimea: Conquest & Liberation
Publisher/Brand: Multi-Man Publishing
Product Code: MMP-OCSCRM
Operational Combat Series (OCS) games simulate campaign-level combat from 1900 to the mid-1950s. The series goal is to allow a sophisticated study of historical events while maintaining mechanical simplicity. Every facet of modern combat is modeled.
Crimea covers the series of campaigns in the Crimean Peninsula during the war on the Eastern Front. Several scenarios cover the period of Axis ascendancy during the period September 1941 — July 1942. The Soviet resurgence is represented by scenarios from September 1943 — May 1944. Crimea features a variety of engagements: Manstein’s initial invasion-on-a-shoestring, the surprise Soviet amphibious counteroffensive, the brilliantly successful Operation Trappenjagd offensive that ousted the Soviets from Crimea, Germany’s brutal assault on Sevastopol’s fortifications, the Soviet’s eviction of Axis forces from the Taman peninsula and landings in Crimea, and the final overwhelming Soviet reconquest. The game covers a longer period of the war than any previous OCS campaign, allowing players to experience increasing Russian capabilities and declining Axis fortunes.
Rite of Passage (Initial German offensive, 28 turns), 26 Sept 1941 to 26 Dec 1941.
Tiger by the Tail, (Soviet counteroffensive, 20 turns), 26 Dec 41 to 1 Mar 42, can be combined with Rite of Passage scenario.
Eviction Notice (Operation Trappenjagd, 4 turns), 8-19 May 42.
Operation Störfang (Assault on Sevastopol, 10 turns), 5 June 42 to 5 Jun 44.
Cross of Iron (Taman peninsula, 36 turns), 26 Sept 43 to 22 Jan 44, also the setup to combine with The Third Winter 26 Sept 1943 campaign start.
Sword of Damocles (Crimea setup for combining with The Third Winter 26 Jan 1944 campaign start).
The Liberation Offensive (Soviet reconquest, 11 turns), 8 Apr 44 to 12 May 44.
- 1 full-color 22" x 34" mapsheets
- 3 countersheets
- 1 Terrain Effects Chart
- 2 Axis Player Aid Cards
- 3 Soviet Player Aid Cards
- OCS v4.3 charts and tables booklets
- OCS v4.3 series rulebook
- Crimea game specific rulebook
- Crimea Playbook
- 2 six-sided dice