Following six days of continuous combat the 300 tanks and assault guns of the 2nd SS PanzerKorps approached Prokhorovka. Standing in its path were some 700 tanks of Lt-General Pavel Rotmistrovís 5th Guards Tank Army. Victory for Germany in Operation Zitadelle would require destroying the enemy armor and advance towards Kursk. Armor from both sides manuevered towards Prokhorovka. The Soviets were ordered to charge the panzerkeils of Tigers and the lighter panzers accompanying them to minimize the German advantage in range and firepower. As a consequence the battle resembled a medieval melee as tanks fought each other at point blank range. The death ride was on. . .
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements of the 2nd SS "Das Reich" Panzergrenadier Division)
Defender: Russian (Elements of the 2nd Guards Tank Corps)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Prokhorovka, Russia 1943-07-12
Squads: A:0.0 D:0.0
AFVs: A:11 PzKpfw VIE x 3 PzKpfw IIIL x 4 PzKpfw IVH x 4
D:21 T-34 M41 x 6 T-34 M43 x 6 T-70 x 6 Churchill IV x 3