SEE Misc file below for scenario. . .After the savage battle that the Germans called the Cherkessy Pocket, the remnants of the 7th Panzer-Kompanie of the 1st SS Panzer Division were moved nearly 80 km from the front for rest and reconstitution. For nearly a month the muddy weather and soft ground limited movement by both sides; in the meantime, new drafts of men were sent, but the 7th still only had four tanks on hand. On March 5, a tanker reported seeing T-34's in an area to the east of the camp at Balkovzi. Frantic preparations were made to meet the threat, but the Russians did not attack during the day. That night, at 01:00, a stream of Russian tanks with mounted SMG troops roared into town from the patchy, snow-covered steppe.
Attacker: Russian (3rd Guards Tank Army)
Defender: German (SS) (7th Panzerkompanie, 1st Panzerdivision SS (LAH))