The Soviets were well aware of the upcoming German offensive to eliminate the bulge in the lines at Kursk. They did not know exactly where or when the German strike would fall. While assembling the forces to defeat this offensive, the Soviets began utilizing their long range reconnaissance detachments to assess the German strengths and to pre-register likely logistic and assembly areas for artillery to disrupt the German plans. These detachments would occasionally raid German positions if the opportunity presented itself. One such situation occurred west of Butovo in the XXXXVIII Panzer Corp rear area. The reconnaissance troops infiltrated to within 200 yards of the German supply base and attacked at first light.
Attacker: Russian / Partisan (Long Range Recon Detachment "Rodina" and local Partisans.)
Defender: German (Panzerkorps XXXXVIII Headquarters, Supply and Security Detachments)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Butovo, Russia 1943-07-03
Squads: A:7.5 D:7.0
AFVs: A:3 GAZ-67B x 3
D:8 Opel Blitz x 5 PzKpfw IIF x 1 Buessing-NAG x 2