at 03:15 tired, panzer and recon, elements of the 8th panzer were attacked by strong Russian forces, due to poor communication with 57th panzer corps, heavy Russian artillery and success of Russian sappers against panzers, 8thPz thinking attack bigger pulled back, losing contact with flanking unit. mission priorites prevented any major help from luftwaffe.
local counter attacks by PzGren elements seems to have stunned the Russians.
Although, Russian cavalry reported to be roaming west of 8thPz.
battle results seem ok , just over done retreat. looks like 8thPz pushed back 30 miles ,with those casualties????, 10 miles maybe.
ohhhhh... lol it was just 10 miles.
Tactical disadvantage, having to rely on OKH for field orders.
with that many Russian planes, maybe should have had better response from luftwaffe since 355th had direct connection with OKH. Then again the planes seem to have been no big threat, causing little damage or disruption... unless to 355th's supply. Don't know how far 355th retreated.
Or is that 2102 men disrupted by Russian aircraft... yep...(>10% disrupted) which would have called for "get air support now!"
< Message edited by KWG -- 9/26/2014 5:05:11 PM >