In a sudden blitz attack a detachment of the 2nd Soviet Airborne Division manages to occupy Dattenberg, thus establishing a first bridgehead on the west bank of the Rhine.
Completely caught by surprise, no NATO forces are immediately available to counter this deadly threat. Whatever units can be found are thrown into this sector to eliminate the bridgehead.
But the Soviets are surprised, too. What started as not much more than a commando raid now offers the best chance to decide the whole war already in the initial stages. So all available Soviet formations race towards the so far completely unknown village of Dattenberg.
A Race for Victory starts!