By mid-September, Army Group North had been stopped short of its goal of the capture of Leningrad. What they had been unable to achieve by force, they now hoped to accomplish by starving the city out. Leningrad was entirely cut off except for the Lake Lagoda route. The only real relief possible would have to be some breach of the land blockade. During the month of September, Russian troops fought furiously to crack the blockade. To the south, in the area of Starays-Russa/Demyansk, the Red Army planned to break through the German defenders and swing north to hit the flanks of the German armies assaulting Leningrad. In the villages of Kirilovschina, Grutiki, Chilkovo, and Lushno, the soldiers of the Totenkopf were about to face this Red onslaught.
Attacker: Russian (34th Soviet Army)
Defender: German (SS) (SS-Bataillon 2, SS-Division 3 "Totenkopf")
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Lushno, USSR 1941-09-24
Squads: A:18.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:2 T26S M37/39 x 2
Guns: A:0 50mm RM obr. 40 x 1 D:1 7.5cm leIG 18 x 1 7.92 PzB 39 ATR x 1