Since the 18th, the remnants of the 1st Battalion had been holding on to several well-fortified buildings just off the station square, dubbed the “Nail Factory” by the guardsmen due to the large stores of nails they found there. This was a strong position from which they were able to control several of the key intersections leading to the main ferry landing. This fact was not lost on the Germans as they had been repeatedly trying to take the “Nail Factory” with the bitter close quarter fighting, failing to dislodge the fanatic defenders. The 20th was relatively quiet and Lt. Dragan was informed by a civilian of a massive German buildup that was taking place. Joined by the remnants of Lt. Koleganov's and Lt. Azvodun's companies, Dragan ordered fortifications prepared, dispatched teams of volunteer tommy gunners to operate behind German lines, and formed detachments of men armed with anti-tank rifles and molotov cocktails to combat tanks. The storm finally broke on the 21st, preceded by the usual artillery bombardment.
Attacker: German (Assault Kompanie of Infanterie Division 7 and elements of Kampfgruppe Edelsheim, Panzer Division 24 and Panzer Regiment 24 and Pioneer Battalion 171 and StuG Abteilung 244)
Defender: Russian (Remnants of 1st Battalion, 42nd Guards Regiment)
Turns: 5 Players: 2 OBA: German Night: No
The Central Railway Station, Stalingrad, USSR 1942-09-21
Squads: A:26.0 D:15.0
AFVs: A:9 StuG IIIB x 2 PzKpfw IIIJ x 2 PzKpfw IVE x 1 PSW 232(8 rad) x 1 SPW 251/1 x 2 SPW 251/16 x 1