Since October 5th, the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 "Westland" had been trying to dislodge a Russian bridgehead across the Dneiper River on Foxtail Island. The constant fighting had worn down Germans and Russians alike. On the 10th, Gen. Herbert Gille of the 5th SS Wiking Division ordered SS-Obersturmbannführer August Dieckmann to attack once more and throw the Russians back across the Dneiper. Worried about the potential futility of the assault, Dieckmann nevertheless gathered together the remnants of two companies, a platoon of MKIII’s, a StuG and two Halftracks. This battlegroup would try once and for all to eliminate the Russian bridgehead. The woods and marshes surrounding Foxtail Island also harbored Partisans, whose snipers were a constant worry.
Attacker: German (SS) (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 ‘Westland’)
Defender: Russian / Partisan (193rd Rifle Division and Dneiper River Marsh partisans)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Foxtail Island—Dneiper River Bridgehead near Kasev, Ukraine 1943-10-10
Squads: A:13.0 D:10.5
AFVs: A:6 PzKpfw IIIJ x 3 StuG 105/25(i) x 1 SPW 251/1 x 2
Guns: A:1 8cm GrW 34 x 1 D:2 45mm PTP obr. 32 x 2 50mm RM obr. 40 x 1 PTRD-41 ATR x 2