Progress for Operation Zitadelle continued to be good for XLVIII Panzerkorps on July 7th. At dawn the grenadiers of the Grossdeutschland found themselves before the village of Dubrova. The village was promptly seized but misfortunes soon overtook the Germans. The Panthers of Grossdeutschland, suffering greatly during the Kursk offensive, stumbled into a large minefield, losing more tanks. Things looked grim from the German perspective, facing T-34 tanks of General Krivoshein’s mechanized corps. Captain von Gottberg responded by ordering his 2nd Battalion, panzer Regiment Grossdeutschland to restore the situation. From a ravine on the left wing, the infantry battalion of the Panzer Fusilier Regiment leapt forward, joining the Tigers’ attack on the main Soviet defensive line.
Attacker: German (Panzer Fusilier Regiment Grossdeutschland)
Defender: Russian (3rd Mechanized Corps)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: German Night: No
Dubrova, Russia 1943-07-07
Squads: A:12.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:6 PzKpfw IIIJ x 1 PzKpfw IIIN x 1 PzKpfw VIE x 3 PzKpfw III(F1) x 1