The 1st Guards Rifle Corps was conducting delaying operations south of Mtsensk to inflict casualties upon the German XXIV Motorized Corps. Spearheading the Corpsí attack was Generalmajor Willibald Freiherr von Langermann and Erlencampís 4th Panzer Division, which was advancing north toward Mtsensk. Col. Katukovís 4th Tank Brigade was defending the sector near IlíKovo astride the Orel-Mtsensk highway with a well-trained force of t-60, T26 and BT tanks. He directed Captain Anatoly Raftopulo and his 2nd Tank Battalion to defend the area by establishing a series of ambush positions. As the Germans ran headlong into Raftopuloís ambush, a savage tank battle erupted.
Attacker: German (Panzer Regiment 35, Panzer Division 4, XXIV Motorised Corps)
Defender: Russian (1st Guards Rifle Corps and 2nd Battalion, 4th Tank Brigade)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Il'Kovo, Russia 1941-10-06
Squads: A:11.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:11 PzKpfw IIIF x 5 PzKpfw IIIG x 4 SPW 251/1 x 2