After the collapse of Soviet forces facing Army Group Center, a handful of Russian units were sent to defend the main communications routes to Moscow -- the most critical of which was the Minsk highway which ran south of Borodino. Meanwhile, the 10th Panzer Division regrouped and followed up its main thrust towards Moscow, following the SS "Das Reich" Motorized Division. On 13 October, German forward elements encountered the first Soviet defensive positions near the town of Yelnya where a small stream had to be crossed in order to keep up the pace of the advance. ---- A combined arms attack by the Germans across a stream. The Germans get two options, go for the village or go for exit CVP. The Russians cannot cover everything. Lots of options for both sides.
Attacker: German (SS) (II Battalion Panzergrenadier Regiment Germania, 2nd SS Motorized Division and Panzer Regiment 7, 10th Panzer Division, Aufklärungs Abt.)