The March Russian offensive to drive the Germans back to the Carpathian Mountains had been successful. Partially due to Hitler’s “stand fast” order, many large German formations were encircled. Among them was the entire First Panzer Army of General Hube. Determined not to be part of another Stalingrad debacle, Hube and Manstein planned a daring breakout. Avoiding the favorable terrain to the south, Hube drove west across forested hills. The terrain was more difficult, and hence was less likely to be the move the Russians would expect. Elements of the elite 2nd SS Panzer Corps would drive eastward to aid in the breakout with a linkup expected in the vicinity of Buchach.
Attacker: German (10th Panzer Division "Frundsberg" / First Panzer Army)
Defender: Russian (5th Tank Corps)
Turns: 14 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Near Buchach, Russia 1944-04-06
Squads: A:11.0 D:18.0
AFVs: A:8 PzKpfw VG x 1 PzKpfw IVH x 3 SPW 251/sMG x 1 SPW 251/1 x 3 SdKfz 7 x 4 Buessing-NAG x 6 Opel Blitz x 6