- Germans were repulsed at Shirokoye with loss of the Tiger I Platoon but keeping the Pioneers for future operations. (check out my group's battle report here)
German Landsers rally behind a hedge, preparing to assault Shirokoye
- Germans captured both the Bunkerwald and the Birnenwald. (check out Jack's battle report at the Bunkerwald here)
Soviets put up stiff resistance but are eventually worn down at the Bunkerwald (courtesy of JustJack) - this single mounted Lieutenant could earn "the big one" posthumously.
- Germans successfully defended Buzuluk (check out the Duc de Gobin's battle report here)
Germans mount a desperate defense of Buzuluk (courtesy of the Duc de Gobin)
The map follows that shows the status at the beginning of campaign turn 3. I'd love to have a battle or 3 or 4 every weekend but we'll see depending on the availability of the players.
|German XXXXI Corps has sliced right down the middle of the Area of Operations. Unfortunately without seizing Shirokoye they'll have to attack Ponyri from the west, instead of all 3 objectives from the north for turn 3.|
Battle Honors so far in the campaign:
German Pioneers (Firestorm Troops) earn a unit citation as they seize Buzuluk on early 5 July without firing a shot.
Soviet AT crews and an infantry squad at the heroic defense of Shirokoye Bulotev force 2 x Tiger crews to abandon their vehicles, saving the defense of the village.
Soviet Lieutenant with the 676th Rifle Regiment single-handedly defends a flank of the crumbling Soviet defense line and charges a German squad with his team of runners and walking-wounded.
German Infantry Company at the defense of second Buzuluk isolated, successfully defend the flank against roving Russian armor with virtually no support.