The Soviets had been totally surprised and effectively pushed back by the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division’s rapid attack. Hitler himself, who had earlier flown to Manstein’s HQ, stated, "If my Leibstandarte attacks with its usual nerve, it cannot fail to tear Kharkov from the enemy’s hands!" Meanwhile the commander of II/Panzer Grenadier Regiment 2, Hauptsturm-führer Becker, received orders to wait for a preparatory Stuka attack and then launch an assault from the brickyard with support of four Sturmgeschütze.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements Co 3, Pz Grdr Regt 2 LSSAH)
Defender: Russian (Elements Third Tank Army)
Turns: 7.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Kharkov, Russia 1943-03-11
Squads: A:17.5 D:16.0
AFVs: A:8 StuG IIIG x 6 SdKfz 6/2 [no trailer] x 2