Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Grumble Jones February Scenario - GJ029 "Ghosts of the Carpathians"

Remember to open link in a new window to maximize the view. The PDF for this scenario can be downloaded from the The ASL Scenario Archive. (simply search on Grumble Jones or Ghosts of the Carpathians)

And always remember, these scenarios are presented for fun only and as a thank you to the readers of my blog.

Design note - this scenario is a hypothetical imagining of the exploits of Walter Girg and the men of the 502nd SS Jaeger Battalion during their time behind Soviet lines in 1944 Rumania. 

It was difficult to find much info on the net about Operation Landfried. Feldgrau and Axis Forum only yielded a few tidbits of info. 

"Ustuf. Walter Girg lead a company of around 105 men (1./502) during the operation LANDFRIED in Rumania in 1944. The company was sent behind enemy lines on the Carpathian mountain passes to scout the main directions of the Russian attack. Girg was captured in the process but managed to escape and though wounded reached the German lines with important information, that eventually saved Army Group F from a certain encirclement. For this action he received the Knight's Cross and was promoted to the rank of Obersturmführer."

 So again...I have taken a great deal of dramatic license in the creation of this particular scenario.

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