As German panzers drove toward Leningrad, they bypassed potentially dangerous Russian armored groups. When these attempted to break out, handling them fell to infantry and anti-tank units. One such instance occurred at Luga, where elements of the German 269th Infantry Division were assigned to hold the western approaches to the German drive. Desperate to stop or delay the advance, bypassed remnants of the 21st Tank Division, 16th Rifle Division, and the 2nd DNO (a militia unit), were hastily declared Operational Group Luga and ordered to take the city.
Attacker: Russian (Operational Group Luga)
Defender: German (Infanterie Regiment 469 and Divisional Artillery, Infanterie Division 269)
Turns: 13 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
South of Leningrad, USSR 1941-07-19
Squads: A:41.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:12 KV-2 x 1 T-34 M40 x 1 T-28E M40 x 2 BT-7 M37 x 2 T-40 x 3 T26S M37/39 x 3
Guns: A:0 PTRD-41 ATR x 1 D:6 5cm PaK 38 x 2 3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 2 3.7cm FlaK 36 o. 37 x 1 2cm FlaK 38 x 1