The Russian 39th Army was firmly entrenched in the inaccessible primeval forests between Belyi and Rzhev. Recently pocketed by a German attack cutting their last supply route, this army was scheduled for destruction. Attacking along the Wjasma road towards the south-west was Kavallerie-Brigade zBV beim AOK 9, a brainchild of Generaloberst Walter Model and created specifically for this operation. Made up of reconnaissance battalions from Model's infantry divisions, the brigade was a crack outfit designed to handle the swampy forest terrain. - - - -
In "Cavalry Brigade Model", German cavalry must prevent elements of a Russian rifle division from withdrawing in good order to their secret rallying point. To ensure success, the Germans may need to rely more on maneuver than fire.
Attacker: German (Kavallerie-Brigade AOK 9 and Panzer-Regiment 31, Panzer-Division 5)