Søren from the Glory in Russia would this time try the Russians and I would take care of the jerries. The game was set up by Henrik who quickly improvised the forces and terrain. A bring and battle of sorts.
I had a full infantry company with an extra SS platoon in Blitzes. To aid them in the taking of a little russian village was 6 Pz Iv's and 2 StuG's. Some 10 mortars had also found their way to the battlefield along with their buddies of the 10th MG-34 Gruppe. ahem!
Before setting up I asked whether I knew that enemy troops where in wait. Appearently I did. So I opted not to column everything on the road. Good choice! I spread them out over the whole area 12'' from my table edge
I quickly ran into some unspotted difficulties.
On the other flank things were coming along more nicely. My infatry cooperated well with the MMG position I had set up. All in all the soviets in the field didn't have much of a say in the way things would be going.
Securing the field was slow but steady.
My SS rolled over the bridge to help and assist the wehrmacht soldiers making fools of them selves against the AT guns. The SS quickly made an end of it and brought things back where they should be. Having 4 iniative dice is very very very good!
We ended the game soon after this - my initial advance - due to time constraints. Two companies on each side isn't over in 4 hours.