Since the last game Dougie has extended his Stalingrad terrain by 50% by adding the Barrikady Factory works north of the Red October factory. For this game I commanded the Germans and personally took command of part of the 79th infantry attacking Red October factory in a reversal of my previous role. The location was again Bristol Independent Gaming
A quick check that my new urban aircraft bases fitted into the terrain
The open ground to Germans would have to cross to get to the Barrikady factory.
The Barrikady factory
Worker's Izbas on the far side of the factory.
Most of the buildings on the new terrain are free standing to make the boards more portable.
And, we're off with a dive bombing run on a water tower, a likely site for artillery observers
The curse of the new strikes and my Stuka on its new base is shot down.
79th Division moving up (Rob's units)
79th Division (My units) - the first line of buildings had be abandoned by the Russians.
Still nothing in sight the advanced companies await the arrival of the rest of the regiment
Also quiet on Rob's flank
14th Panzer runs into trouble, a Panzer IV is brewed running into a minefield and Russian militia are putting up a stiff resistance in the bread factory
A second sortie of Stukas and guess what happened to my Stuka again.
My regiment assaults the Red October factory
Paul's 14th Panzer slowly makes progress.
My troops become to weak to continue the assault so they are pulled back.
Meanwhile Rob continues to make progress flanking the factory.
Adam's 305th(?) Division makes slow progress across open ground towards the Barrikady factory, despite reinforcements from 100th Jaeger Division.
Mulling over progress, although they had taken ground the Germans didn't have enough strength left to take their objectives of the to factory complexes
Some closing pictures, devastation in front of the Barrikady factory.
The positions around Red October factory