With the German summer offensive of 1942, “Operation Blue”, Hitler hoped to force a decision on the southern front. In an attempt to complete a large-scale encirclement of the Lower Don, the city of Rostov became the natural center of operations. The initial breach of the outer city defenses had been made by panzers of the III and LVII corps, but the city’s center was the battlefield for assault parties and not armored formations. To make matters worse, the NKVD garrison, familiar with street-fighting techniques, was determined to defend Rostov to the last bullet.
Attacker: German (Bataillon I, Infanterie Regiment 421/Panzer Division 13)
Defender: Russian (Rostov NKVD Garrison)
Turns: 11 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Rostov, Russia 1942-07-24
Squads: A:16.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:3 SdKfz 11 x 2 PzKpfw IVF1 x 1
Guns: A:2 15cm sIG 33 x 1 7.5cm leIG 18 x 1 D:0 PTRD-41 ATR x 2