After pushing A Company from BP1, the Soviets had three options to cross PL Mohawk, which I will call "north" (west of BP1), "middle" (west of Behrensen) and "south" (west of Bisperode).
PL Mohawk, North Crossing
Still pumping adrenaline after the ill-executed retreat from BP1, Company A (now reduced to 8 Leopard tanks) crossed PL Mohawk at the north point and immediately pivoted south. The original plan called to fall back into BP2 and wait for the best limited counter-attack opportunity.
|SITREP, 0834. Yes, you need to click this picture to actually read the map.|
|The north crossing of PL Mohawk was also defended by two vehicles of 1st Platoon, B Company (pictured above). These vehicles were also deployed to take any Soviet tanks with flank shots.|
|A Leopard tank from the 1st Platoon, A Company destroys the lead of a T-72 tank platoon at PL Mohawk (north). The enemy tank is in the background (to the right), cresting a small elevation.|
|The deployment of A Company (in a column of platoons) posed some serious friendly fire dangers. Tanks echeloned to the rear had to shoot "over the shoulders" of the tanks in front.|
|Destroyed enemy vehicles piling up at PL Mohawk north.|