In August 1942 the Red Army attempted to retake Rzhev and eliminate the most dangerous threat to the Russian capital. After almost a month of relentless attacks and bitter fighting, the Red Army had made only very small gains. On 4 September the Russian 153rd Tank Brigade and its lend-lease tanks struck and broke through the 78. Infanterie-Division's defenses in the wooded area south of Karmanovo. Attempting to seal the breach was German infantry supported by long-barrelled Panzer IIIs from the 2. Panzer-Division.
Attacker: German (78. Infanterie-Division;7. Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 3, 2. Panzer-Division)
Defender: Russian (153rd Tank Brigade, 20th Army)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Karmanovo, Russia 1942-09-04
Squads: A:11.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:7 PzKpfw IIIJ x 3 PzKpfw IIIH x 1 PzKpfw IIIG x 3