Panzer (AH): Panzerblitz
Panzer (AH): Panzerblitz
KUUTERSELKA: The Finnish 1st Armored Division counter attacks the Russians to regain the strategic heights. (6/13/44)
Hypothetical Finnish attack on Leningrad supply center. (7/42)
Finnish assault on Russian positions. (12/6/41)
TALI: Final Russian attack of Winter War, forcing Finland to sue for peace. (3/8/40)
The Finnish 4th Detached Tank Company and 3rd lnfantry Battalion attempt to retake Russian hilltop position.
SUMMA: Russian assault on Mannerheim Line (2/1/40)
Arctic confrontation (11/39) Finnish frontier troops attempt to prevent the encirclement of Petsamo.
Elimination of Soviet 139th and 75th Division by Finnish frontier units. (12/12/39)
VIIPURI: Russian assault on Finnish defenses as Finns attempt to delay occupation of Viipuri. (6/22/44)
SUOMUSSALMI: Destruction of the Russian 163rd Division by the Finnish 27th lnfamry Regíment. (12/11/39)
A Russian Guards Tank Corps from the 5th Shock Army launches an attack along the Kustrin-Berlin Highway. ln their path, a hastlly assembled kampfgruppe of no name or number prepares to make a last stand.
The 5th Guards Tank Army has ordered the Russian 18th Tank Corps to break through to Kharkov. Remnants of the German 3rd Panzer Division and the 503rd Tiger Battalion attempt to hold them back.
GERMAN ATTACK ON ORGANIZED RUSSIAN DEFENSE:. As the spearhead of the German northern pincer commences its attack on the forward line of Russian defenses, infantry units of the German 258th Infantry Division, supported by elements of the 20th Panzer…
During the German Summer Offensive, the Russians made extensive use of delaying tactics to slow the German mobile units and gain time to allow major Russian forces to safety withdraw.
MEETING ENGAGEMENT; ARMOR ACTION NEAR KHARKOV (17/5/42). Elements of the Soviet 10th and 36th Tank Brigades, the 34th Motorized Rifle Brigade, and the 5th Guards Cavalry Division are sent to capture a strategic town. They are confronted approximately…
Elements of the Russian 50th Army along with a Russian cavalry corps are supporting the opening phases of the Soviet Winter Offensive. A battle group from the German 17th Panzer Division is attempting to stop them.
BLOCKING ACTION: MADONA SECTOR, LATVIA (22/9/44) The collapse of Army Group Center left AG North stranded in the Baltic states. As AG North withdrew into an enclave on the Courland peninsula. Russian spearheads reached out, attempting to split the…
SOVIET ASSAULT ON FORTIFICATIONS: BALAKLAVA SECTOR (7/5/44). At the end of the spring, 1944 campaign in the Crimea, German and Rumanian forces were pushed into an evershrinking ring around Sevastopol. As the Kriegsmaríne attempted to evacuate the…
MEETlNG ENGAGEMENT: DERBERCEN, HUNGARY (12/10/44) Occasionally during the desperate weeks of autumn, 1944. German panzer units found themselves able and willing to strike back at the Russian onslaught, Armeegruppe Woehler, reinforced by fresh units…
When Finland dropped out of the war. the German 20th Mountain, operating on the Arctic coast, found it necessary to withdraw into Norway. Soviet forces did not enter Finland but did cross the narrow Russo-Norwegian frontier in pursuit. The Germans,…
After the collapse of Army Group Center. Russian units made deep inroads into occupied Poland, some reaching as far as the vistula River. The 2nd Tank Army crossed at Magnuszew and was stopped by the 19th Panzer and Herman Goering …
Often in defensive operations, light mobile units such as a reconnaissance battallon will be called upon to screen the flanks of line units. or fill a gap in their absence. ldeally, the enemy in these situations will be delayed by firepower, without…
THE CONVOY (2/43). A German front line unit is hard-pressed and needs supplies and ammunition. The relief convoy must reach them through partisan infested territory.
COMBINED RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE: A theoretical situation. Two heavily reínforced rifle regiments and an Independent tank brigade take on a German infantry regiment. An illustration of problems of unit boundaries and of the infantry support capabilities of…
With the start of the Russian offensive on January 12. 1945, breakthroughs were achieved all along the vistula River with the aid of massive artillery barrages. Intact defending units, as in all overwhelming ofiensives, often found themselves in…
GERMAN ARMORED OFFENSIVE: A hypothetical situation. Hitler comes to his senses and cancel; the Ardennes offensive, orderlng the units involved to attack the Soviets instead. Situation depicts 3 German Fz. Division colliding with an advancing Russian…
SOVIET REAR AREA OPERATIONS: MORSHANOVO DIAGLEVO REGION. VYAZMA SECTOR (10/2/42). ln early 1942, numerous Russian units were cut off in the confused fighting around the German stronghold of Vyazma. The 1st Cevalry Corps and the 8th Airborne Brigade,…
German rear area raid, during and after the great 1944 offensives there would be periods when no stable, clearly defined front existed. A German reconneissance battalion (reinforced) has penetreted Russian lines and is now in str¡kíng distance of a…
GERMAN ARTILLERY/INFANTRY POSITION DEFENSE: As long the the German artillery remained intact the Russians were never able to crack a German line.
THE GERMAN RELIEF OF THE FIRST PANZER ARMY NEAR BUCHACH. Much of the 1st Pz Army was cut off during the Russian Spring Offensive. The two Pz Div of the 2nd SS Pz Corps which did the job came from France.
The spearhead of the southern German pincer reaches the last line of Russian defenses as the Soviets commit their armor reserve. Largest tank battle of the war.
When Russian forces had penetrated the German front it was often necessary to use an infantry blocking force to prevent other infantry units from being trapped.
German units often became trapped during Russian advances and had to be rescued. The Russians usually took the opportunity to use their own tenacious defensive tactics.
MEETING ENGAGEMENT DURING THE GERMAN RELIEF OF KIEV (23/11/43). The Russians had just liberated Kiev and were continuing their advance. The Germans made a desperate attempt to drive them back.
Even during momentary ”quiet" spells the Rusians would launch minor probes which were usually met by an elastic German "mobile defense."
German reconnaissance in force: action against the Lutezh bridgehead on the Dnieper. The Russians had thrown a bridgehead across the dnieper river which the Germans had to penetrate before attacking it.
GERMAN DELAYING ACTION AGAINST A MOBILE FORCE: BATTLE OF MINSK (2/7/44). More economical (and often more effective) than a blocking action, this became a widely practiced tactic for the Germans during 1944.
Advancing German mobile units scatter remnants of shattered Russian units during the push on Moscow.
The vanguards of three Soviet Rifle Divs. advance on a broad front into the German rear with only a small German mobile force to delay them.
WHITE RUSSIA (7/44). During the massive Russian offensives of 1944 the Russian ”cavalry/tank" groups did great damage among German rear area installations. This one covers an attack on a signal unit.
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