Using a Blitzkreig Commander scenario we gave the Germans approximately twice as many points as the Russians. But importantly the Bug River can only be crossed at the Bridge. The Russian leadership is low reflecting the poor overall strategic position. The Town of Pervomaysk straddles the river and the Russians had to start the scenario with at least one formation on the north side of the river.
|Germans enter from the North 1 Battlion of Pz heading straight for|
the town the other looking to cover their approach
|Overview of the battlefield|
|Better view from the East the last few remaining Russian tanks|
prepare to counter attack any attempt to get across the bridge
|View from the South|
|German Anti-tank unit unlimbers and begins to bombard the town|
|Minor success for German tanks at long range|
|Whilst the infantry tries to force the Town the second Pz Battalion forms|
up to rush for the bridge
|More air cover but the Russian tank despite being low of fuel can still exchange |
fire across the river and get the better of it !
|Germans waste time and effort trying to force the town and the |
Russian mortar crews on the other side of the river start to pick off units
|The lead PzIV's make it across but are pinned down|
|Road block on the bridge|
|Final position Germans have cleared the North bank but simply can't|
get across in any numbers to make a difference.