The battle for Kursk had begun. After breaching the first line of defense, the 86. Infanterie-Division supported by the gigantic Ferdinand tank destroyers of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 654 continued toward the Russians' second defensive belt. But the Russian 27th Guards Tank Regiment supported by engineers was about to mount a counter-attack. The Germans would pay in blood for every inch gained of Russian soil.- - - - In the mid-sized 5.5-turn "Elephants Unleashed", a German combined arms force fight their way through minefields, wire, Russian infantry and counterattacking T-34s. Find out for yourself if the lack of a bow machine gun was really the Ferdinand's Archilles' Heel.
Attacker: German (Panzer-Division 18, Infanterie-Division 86 and schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654)
Defender: Russian (81st Rifle Division and 275th Separate Engineer Battalion and 27th Guards and 1442nd Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Ponyri, Russia 1943-07-05
Squads: A:9.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:6 PzKpfw IVH x 1 PzKpfw IIIH x 2 PzJg Tiger x 3