By the morning of 12 November, Nikitovka was still encircled. After another day of intense fighting all the efforts of the 3rd Bersaglieri Regiment were bogged down under a rain of machine gun fire and mortar shells. Italian losses were extremely heavy; every meter conquered was paid in blood. The XVII and XX Battalions managed to reach the outskirts of the town only to be repulsed by a heavy counterattack. At dusk, a few advanced elements of the 3rd Regiment were still holding some houses on the western edge of the town.
Attacker: Italian (Bersaglieri Regt, Colonna Chiaramonti)