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Now here's one where they are coming for you...
Storm, Five, Five, Five!
Bobruysk, Russia, June 25, 1944: The radios of the Soviet Don Tank Corps
crackled with the words "Storm, Five, Five, Five!" The all-out offensive
against the salient of Army Group Center had begun. However, east of the
Bobruysk Bridge over the Berezina River wanted a worthy opponent. The re-
inforced II/Panzer Regiment 21, Panzer Division 20 was well placed and
could be employed against either a northerly or southerly Russian thrust.
The battalion was superbly equipped with about one hundred battle worthy
Mark IV's. However Major Paul Schulze, in command of the regiment, had
received no orders. Therefore, on his own initiative, Schulze hurled
three of his companies, including his own tank, against the attack of the
Soviet 48th Army north of Bobruysk. Naturally, orders arrived from head-
quarters immediately after Schulze started the attack. He and his Panzer
Companies were to halt the main drive threatening the north-south Bobruysk-
Mogilev Highway. From the north to the south, the Russians smashed the
German 9th Army's strongpoints along the Berezina River, but Makor Schulze
Panzergruppe made good progress at the beginning. Yet, while Schulze's panzers
were cleaning up the Russian penetrations along the front, the villages in the
rear were already in flames. The Russians had broken through to the north-west
and were threatening the rear of Schulze Panzergruppe. The Major pulled Lt.
Begemann's Panzer Company out of the operation and ordered it to race back to
the north to hold the crossroads and the bridge east of Bubruysk. Lt. Begemann
had arrived just as the Russians' attack was being launched on the bridge.
Between him and the bridge was a screening force sent around to cut off any
reinforcements. Having made contact with the bridge guard by radio, the
Panzer Company under Begemann's bold and resolute leadership rode roughshod
over the screen. Begemann took and held the bridge allowing Panzer Division 20
to withdraw four days later.
Game Length: 7 turns
For the Russians to win they must capture the Bobruysk Bridge
For the Germans to win they must hold the bridge
Russians: squads, LMG, AFV's
Germans: Squads, MMG, LMG, DC, AFV's
Boards: #4, #40, #44
Aftermath: see above.
Source: Unknown, "Storm, Five, Five, Five!"
***Correction to Source from Paullus: Storm, Five, Five, Five! is a
Lone Canuck Publishing Scenario by George Kelln and the scenario ID is OF2***
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