This was quite a big battle and we had included a couple of new features. In line with history the Germans had now gained significant air superiority so were supported by a unit of Stuka dive -bombers from V Fliegerkorps. The Russians in desperation had mined some of the ground in front of their forces.
A lot happened in the battle which was hard fought and very balanced. I can only skim through the details and will let the photos tell most of the story........
|The town of Uman held by the 125th Infantry Division..stuka's overhead !|
|4th mountain Division arrives on the right flank|
|Some of the 11th Panzers arrive on the left and push forward, infantry|
hold back in the town awaiting more support
|125th Infantry Division support by its own Panzerjager I's push forward|
But all credit to the Russian commander LtGen Smirnov who dug in and wouldn't give up, but why would they when surrounded.......
|View from behind Uman, 11th Panzers deploy in strength, 125th Infantry|
Division in the centre making for the small wood. In the distance the battle
between the 4th Mountain division and Russian Infantry for the high ground.
|Stukas have started to take their toll on Russian tanks in the open|
|The whole battlefield from the east looking west Uman on the left.|
|In the distance German Infantry are forcing their way into the woods|
whilst stuka's remain a threat they are actually less effective
|Pretty much the end of the battle, German infantry has taken the small wood|
Russians are holding onto to the hill
|On the German left flank the German Panzers are starting to overwhelm the|
remaining Russian tanks.