A great portion of the KV-85s in the
Guards tank breakthrough regiments ended up on the Southern Front, where
they participated in the liberation of the Ukraine and the Crimea. On 10-11 April
the Germans began to organize the withdrawal of their forces toward Sevastopol.
On order of the commander of 2nd Guards Army (#005/OP of 10 April 1944),
the vehicles of 1452nd SAP and 512th Independent Flamethrower Tank Battalion
(OOTB) were parceled out to army mobile detachments. These detachments
consisted of infantry on Studebaker trucks and also tanks and self-propelled
guns, and had the mission as rapidly as possible to break through to Sevastopol.
KV-85 tanks were also assigned to these detachments.
Attacker: Russian (Elements of the 2nd Guards Army, 1452nd SAP, and 512th Independent Flamethrower Tank Battalion)
Defender: German (Elements of XVII German Army, 50th Infantry Division)
Turns: 7.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Djankoi, Crimea 1944-04-12
Squads: A:13.5 D:14.0
AFVs: A:8 OT-34 x 2 SU-76M x 2 KV-85 x 2 SU-152 x 2 2 1/2-Ton x 4
D:5 PzKpfw IVH x 1 StuG IIIG x 2 SPW 251/1 x 2 SdKfz 7 x 2
Guns: A:0 D:3 7.5cm PaK 40 x 1 7.5cm leIG 18 x 1 57mm PTP obr. 43 x 1