Gruppo Nord was in trouble. The retreating Italian and German troops had reached the town of Arbuzov on December 22nd, but Soviet troops soon ringed the hills on the town's outskirts. These troops protected the mortars, artillery pieces and rockets which rained down steel on the surrounded town. To stay in Arbuzov was certain death or capture. From the thousands of Italians in the vicinity, most not combat-worthy, their leaders gathered up as many men as they could to launch a last chance attack. . .
Attacker: Italian / German (Gruppo Nord)
Defender: Russian (35th Guards Rifle Division)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Arbuzov, Russia 1942-12-24
Squads: A:19.0 D:12.0
AFVs: A:2 PzKpfw IIIJ x 1 StuG IIIG x 1
Guns: A:2 8cm GrW 34 x 1 2cm FlaK 30 x 1 D:2 82mm BM obr. 37 x 1 76.2mm P obr. 39 x 1