The Soviets occupied a small bulge on the west side of the Don River centered on the small town of Kotovskiy. Daily, both sides launched small attacks to expand their position or to recover what had just been lost. Tired of the back and forth, and knowing that the Don defense needed to be an established position before the mud and snow came, the Germans and Italians together planned a combined pincer assault towards Kotovskiy. The Germans would attack from the right with both Infanterie-Division 79 and Panzer-Division 22, while the Italians attacked from the left.
Attacker: Italian (Val Chiese Alpini Battalion, Sforzesca Division and 67th Tank Battalion with Vestone Alpini Battalion)
Defender: Russian (63rd Army)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Kotovskiy, Russia 1942-09-01
Squads: A:19.0 D:12.5
AFVs: A:6 L6/40 x 6
Guns: A:0 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 2 D:1 45mm PTP obr. 32 x 1 50mm RM obr. 40 x 1 PTRD-41 ATR x 2