The Germans launched Operation Typhoon, their last minute attempt to encircle and capture Moscow before winter. At first it was successful but attrition and weather had gradually worn down the German armored spearheads. The 3rd Panzer Division, commanded by General Model, attempted to force the road to Mtensk in an effort to reach Tula. The Germans, however, met the only sizable Soviet tank force left, Katukovís 1st Armored Brigade equipped with the T-34.
Attacker: German (Elements of the 394th Panzergrenadier Regiment, 3rd Panzer Division)
Defender: Russian (Remnants of an Infantry Battalion and Katukov's 1st Armor Brigade)
Turns: 10 Players: 2 OBA: Russian Night: No
Mtensk area, USSR 1941-09-05
Squads: A:11.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:21 SPW 251/sMG x 2 SPW 251/2 x 2 SPW 251/1 x 11 SPW 251/10 x 2 PzKpfw IIIG x 3 PzKpfw IVE x 1