Having been ordered back from France in late January 1943, Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler arrived in Russia in early February and was immediately thrown into the defenses of Kharkov. The adhoc SS-Panzer-Korps, under the command of SS-Obergrüppen-fuhrer Paul Hausser, went into combat on 11 February with specific instructions from Hitler to hold the city at all cost. Within two days, Hausser was requesting to be released from this condition as the city was been increasingly outflanked to either side. It was a request that fell on deaf ears, as Hitler insisted that "his" SS above all others should follow his orders to the letter and without question.
Attacker: German (SS) (Kompanie 13, III Panzer-Grenadier Battalion, LSSAH)
Defender: Russian (Elements of Third Tank Army)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: Yes
Ziglerovka, Russia 1943-02-19
Squads: A:9.0 D:12.0
AFVs: A:15 SPW 251/9 x 3 SPW 251/1 x 9 SPW 251/sMG x 2 SPW 251/2 x 1
Guns: A:0 D:2 45mm PTP obr. 32 x 1 76.2mm PP obr. 27 x 1