|T28s retreat - sorry comrades redeploy to meet the enemy|
|Germans advance with Teutonic efficiency...|
|FOR THE USSR strikes at the invaders|
In the game Hugh Wilson, Ray Neal and Colin Jack commanded the attacking Germans whilst Iain Holt, Colin Smith and Bob Freeland (visiting from Canada) commanded the Soviet defenders.
|First of many - a 38T explodes under fire from T34s|
To add to their misery the German column then came under air attack from a Soviet I-16 fighter which severely hit the pioneer company. A superior ME109F put in an appearance but was driven of by the heroic I-16 FOR THE USSR! A company of Panzer 4s then joined the action on the main the road but also suffered from the Soviet fire and having lost a tank retired to cover. The ME109F reappeared and went down in flames to AA Hmg fire.
|FOR THE USSR gets the fascist in his sights|
The soviets then received their reinforcements - most importantly in the 2 tank units 5 BT7 and 5 T26 got to the table. A German Stuka appeared and made 2 impressively bad bombing runs! Finally a unit of PZIIIs and PZIIs with artillery support got onto the table from the northern route and managed to rout the survivor of the 1st section of T34s and the entire BT7 battalion. They then came under heavy fire from the surviving section of T34s. On the main route the surviving T28 and the newly arrived T26s ruled the day.
|Main German drive crumbles into smoke and flames|
|To late and to little - ineffective Stuka bombing run|
|Panzer IIIs make some headway - in front an abandoned BT7|
3rd Tank Battalion – Reinforcement turn 6
0-7 BT7 arrive on a D6 score of 3,4,5,6 each
4th Tank Battalion – Reinforcement turn 8
0-7 T26 arrive on a D6 score of 3,4,5,6 each
2nd Battalion 5th Motorised Rifle Regiment rest - Reinforcement turn 8
2 Coy: 6 figures each, truck,
Supp Coy: 45mm ATG, truck