Hero of the Soviet Union, Lieutenant Stephan Krainovís hidden T-34/85s ambush a column of Tiger IIís and Panthers and their supporting infantry. -- Having crossed Vistula River, the tank Batalion of Major Golomidov (52th Guard Tank Brigade) stationed in the edge of a forest. Two T-34/85 of Sr. Lt. Tokarev and Lt. Krainov were hidden in ambush in 1.5 km from the main forces of the Batalion.
In the morning, after air reconnaissance, twenty Panzers including Tigers and Panthers and German Panzer grenadiers shown up. Russian tank crews allowed Germans to come closer and at the distance of 500 meters opened fire. As a result of this combat, fourteen German Panzers were knocked out (8 Panzers by the crew of the Sr. Lt. Tokarev and 6 Panzers by the crew of Lt. Krainov). Germans retreated with heavy casualties (apart 14 Panzers a lot of Panzer Grenadiers and solders were killed). Lt. Krainov, gunner Komarichev and loader Djaparidze were awarded Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union. In this combat Germans had 10:1 advantage.
Attacker: German (No more details)
Defender: Russian (No more details)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Obledo, Poland 1944-08-12
Squads: A:12.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:12 PzKpfw VIB x 6 PzKpfw VG x 4 SPW 251/1 x 2