Overlooking the rubble of Stalingrad just south of the Tsaritsa Gorge stood the massive silos of a large grain elevator. Within this strong-point an ad-hoc force of fifty Soviet Marines and guardsmen defiantly halted the German advance. Along the southern front battered Soviet forces appeared ready to collapse. Von Paulus, sensing the opportunity to drive to the Volga, ordered elements of the 96th Infantry Division to attack and eliminate this thorn in his side.
Attacker: German (Elements of the 94th Infantry Division)
Defender: Russian (Elements of the 35th Guards Division and Ad Hoc NKVD Militia Units)