The further adventures of 6 Panzer Division in Russia
This game was played at Sheffield Wargames Society on Wednesday 8 September. It was another outing (the third?) for 6 Panzer in the 1941 Russian campaign. The game was put together by Martin Rapier using the WW2 version of my NBC rules. All toys and terrain (except my Luftwaffe bombers) are from Martin's collection. Other people have collections - I just have an accumulation of stuff. I ran 6PD while Martin looked after the (largely static) Soviets.
The scenario involved 6PD making an assault on the Stalin Line and the whole division was available, together with a pre-planned bombing raid by the Luftwaffe. Above we see a flight of He-111 bombing the Soviet front-line fortifications and below a Do-17 flight bombs the strategically important crossroads. Both old (early 1980s) Heroics & Ros models which last flew a mission about 20 years ago!
Assault Pioneers to the front! As artillery rakes the Russian defences, engineers rush forward to begin gapping the anti-tank obstacles.
With the first line of bunkers dealt with, the engineers cross the river. Apart from the one which failed a morale check... Panzers get ready to follow up.
The AT obstacles are gapped in two places (the green counters) and all three Panzer Abts are across the river.
The panzers storm the defences on the hill but come under fire from other defenders of the Fortified Region.
The panzers roll up the Soviet defences - the trenches were swarming with infantry. AT the top of the photo some tanks (actually dug in and static T-18s) are overrun.
Before storming the gun line (just off camera to the left) the panzers overrun more Russians around the crossroads - including the commander of the Fortified Region!
A nice atmospheric shot of the command team of 6PD - on to Leningrad!