The Soviet Third Tank army was pushing forward, encircling Kharkov on the northern and southern flanks of the city. Localized breakthroughs by Soviet armored forces deep into the rear of the German threatened to cut the supply routes of the Panzergrenadier Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division and the rest of the Fourth Panzer Army. With the main fighting units of the division tied up, all that stood in their way were the Panzers stationed in Karlovka with the vehicle repair team. The Divisional headquarters ordered them to form a Kampfgruppe under the command of the Adjutant of the Panzer Regiment, Obersturmführer Tiemann. This force was to prevent the Soviets, which had broken through on Olchovatka/ from severing the Division’s and Army’s supply route to Krassnograd.
Attacker: German (SS) (Kampfgruppe Tiemann, Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler)
Defender: Russian (Elements of Soviet Third Tank Army)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Olchovatka, Russia 1943-02-28
Squads: A:6.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:10 PSW 222 (L) x 2 PzKpfw IIF x 4 PzKpfw IIIJ x 3 PzKpfw IVF2 x 1