In this scenario, one of my tankers has been closer to the latter situation.
How I got there and what happened after?
|The first Panzer platoon moves forward towards the river just to meet Soviet tanks moving south. This view is from the lead tank gunner's thermal sight.|
|An intense firefight erupts. The German platoon's column formation doesn't help for a quick deployment of firepower. This allowed one of the enemy tanks to take a hull down position.|
|A traffic jam from the first tank platoon, amid the burning hulls of enemy tanks. It's a miracle that my men didn't blew each other in all this confusion.|
|Given the seemingly obvious intention of the Soviets to come down south via the main road, the first tank platoon hits the gas through a detour. The Leopard tank in the background has been hit and his turret doesn't traverse at all.|
|The "detour" was rich in targets but also in tank hazards. This Soviet BMP manage to unload its infantry just before brewing up.|
|Forward! A couple of minutes of mad driving hits the main road near the river crossing. What a sad bunch my platoon was! One gunner-less tank and other unable to point its main gun. A Soviet column of truck-born infantry passes by in the distance.|
|The rest of the company moves up, using the main road and with the anticipation of finding the Soviet truck column. The German mechanized platoons, which have been in defensive positions by that treeline are now under an artillery barrage.|
|With only light casualties, the infantry packs up into their Marder IFVs and get ready to move forward.|
|The resistance against the rest of the company is light. Just a few Soviet IFVs.|
|When the second tank platoon meets the Soviet trucks is pure carnage. Just the coaxial MG is enough to light up these soft-skinned vehicles.|