Spellir(German) vs Falco(Russian)
1500 points each. March '44
German defending south road and woods.
I imagined the scenario I was dealt as the counterpunch of a retreating decimated Pz Divison.
"Aufklaarung Counter 44"
March 4 1944
Oberst Spellir commanding.
Situation as of 12:40PM.
After being routed, most of division destroyed.
Operations Stabff nowhere to be found. Myself and Major Befel the only Command officers left; and a Major Schmet recently in charge of what remains of regimental artillery.
Once the withdrawal affored time and space, I re assembled two makeshift KGs: mine and Maj Befel's.
Seeing as there was nowhere left to retreat to (marshes to south west [off map]) and seeing a summit, with Divisional Stab's MG Kompanie stranded there --and knowing the Soviets had to proceed down the only road through the marshes-- I decided to mount a counter attack: I hold the only road off that plateau through the marshes.
The plan was to sweep around south-east and occupy the summit plateu denying it to the advancing soviet armour so that korp command could retake the entire area unmolested.
I took all the Aufkl and most Pioniers in my KG and swept around to link up with Stab MG komp near the summit.
I ordered Maj Befel's KG to dig in in place to my north west [off Map] and protect my north flank. Ultimately he would draw fire from the advancing Soviets that I --being deployed on the summit --would be able to decisively respond to.
I ordered Schmet's Artillery, which was far ahead into the Southwest marshes --busily bogging itself in-- to deploy for fire missions.
..Most of Shutzen Regiment anihilated.
..Most Panzers destroyed.
..Most Pz Jg destroyed.
..Much of artillery rgt captured.
..Stab and Nachrichten etc unaccounted for.
..Remaining, under my control--
-Auflk elements --including light tanks
-Pltn Pz IVG
..Some Haubitz (contingent on Schmet)
..Remaining, in summit area, when I arrived there--
-Stab's Maschinen Geweher company (w/ PzShrk)
-remnant one Pz Gren Kompanie --unmounted
..Remaining, under Maj Befel (to my north)--
Action at 1:10PM.
When my KG arrived at the summit's vicinity, it was _already_ being occupied by Soviet SP artillery! Radio link with Stab's MG komp dug in due west of summit informed me there were pltns of T-70 and British mediums assembling, along with some Inf and medium ATG already there.
South of that summit, a Sov probe was approaching from the east, threatening surviving PzGrn pltns and our stranded recovery maintainence personnel. In that south area -- back behind the PzGrn positions-- there were three PzV(Panters) recently repaired, and a le.mtr platoon.
My KG, arriving in the SW, was in two prongs--North and South. The north prong --PzIILuchs, PiWg, Pionier and ATR-- was set to link up with southern wing of Stab MG Kompanie. My southern prong --PzIV, one heavy recon vehicle, Pionier, Recc truppen and MG-- was to advance east to SE Woods --bringing ammo to PzGrn there-- then ultimately north for flanking run on summit, after linking up with PzV(Panthers) and le.mtrs.
But that Sov south probe was a full on Sov Inf btn advance supported by tanks!
I needed that SE area secured if I was to move on the summit before the Russian artillery got fully set there and started to decimate the area for kilometers...
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