The German counter offensive masterminded by Von Manstein had reversed the initial success achieved by the previous Russian assault. By easily sweeping aside the strong out, overconfident Russian forces back towards the Donets Basin, the Germans were once again astride the large metropolis. Disobeying a direct order of not getting committed in a costly town fight and suffer needless heavy losses, Hausser sent his vanguard, the elite Leibstandarte Adolph Hitler into the city. Possibly motivated by prestige, the battle seasoned SS troopers now found themselves embroiled in severe fighting amongst the numerous apartment buildings.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements of 3rd Battalion, 2nd SS PanzerGrenadier Regiment "LSAH")
Defender: Russian (Elements of the 19th Rifle Division)
Turns: 10 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Kharkov, Russia 1943-03-11
Squads: A:15.0 D:21.0
AFVs: A:11 SPW 251/1 x 3 SPW 251/16 x 1 PzKpfw VIE x 2 PzKpfw IVH x 4 Marder II x 1