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Panzer Leader Series Missions
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Panzer Leader series Missions - (8)
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Breakout - Breakout at Brody, 21 July 1944
The Battle of Brody took place from 13-22 July 1944. It was the most significant military action fought by the 14th Waffen SS Galicia (Ukraine) Division, and other encircled German units to include the 8th Panzer Division. The 13th Army Corps was hopelessly outnumbered, more than 2:1 in men and 3:1 in armor and materiel. The 14th Waffen SS was ordered to plug the hole in the front at Brody. The Division faced a Soviet force that was several times stronger. On 18 July the Division was surrounded, but on 21-22 July along with elements of the 8th Panzer Division, broke out of the encirclement.
 
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 Koltov - Koltov Corridor, 18 July 1944
Near the town of Koltov the Soviet infantry created a 6 kilometer wide gap thru the German lines. The Germans heavily attrited the Soviet Infantry Divisions trying to maintain the gap in order to commit the Tank Divisions of 4th Tank Army. The Germans launched a series of counter attacks between 16th – 18th July in an attempt to cut the Kolotv Corridor. The 322nd Rifle Division barely held the corridor open against attacks by the 1st and 8th Panzer Divisions as well as the SS “Galicia” Ukraine Grenadier Division. The 93rd Separate Tank Regiment and the 72nd Guards Heavy Tank Regiment will come to the rescue!
 
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 Kurozweki - 2nd Panzer Regiment, 16th Panzer Division Supporting attack at Kurozweki, 11 August 1944
This scenario depicts the supporting attack during the Ogledow battle made by other elements of the 2nd Panzer Regiment and 79th Panzer Grenadier regiment east out of the village of Kurozweki. Like the German units moving south of Ogledow, the 2nd Panzer units moving east out of Kurozweki would be surprised by the strong Russion defenses. While the 52 and 53 Russian Tank Brigade occupied defenses south of Ogledow, the 51st Russian Tank Brigade blocked the 2nd Panzer Regiment's supporting attack out of Kurozweki!
 
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 Last Stand - Last Stand at Mokre, 22 August 1944
22 August 1944 , Haupsturmführer Cance managed to gather isolated groups and the survivors of the 2nd Platoon, about 100 men. Their task is to keep a crossroad at Mokré for 12 hours more. Everybody must fight now. Pioneers, secretaries, drivers, and telephonists. Cance leads by example and is in the front line with a machine gun. Russians are announced at 10 Km, but at the rear of the Kampfgruppe The Sturmbrigade is once again encircled. The village becomes an inferno, permanently bombed by Russian artillery Join the platoon as it defends to the last man
 
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 Ambush at Mokre - Ambush at Mokre, 13 August 1944
Ivan launched a massive offensive across the Ukraine and Eastern Poland that ended in the seizure of bridgeheads on the western bank of the Vistula River in the region of Sandomierz. The Germans sent the 16th Panzer Division with the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion and its new King Tigers to reduce the bridgehead in the vicinity of Staszow. Their first attempt meeting the 52nd and 53rd Tank Brigades at Ogledow failed. They regrouped north of Szydlow and now will make another drive toward Ogledow from Hill 272, north of Mokre.
 
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 Ogledow - Tank Clash at Ogledow, 11 August 1944
Ivan launched a massive offensive across the Ukraine and Eastern Poland that ended in the seizure of bridgeheads on the western bank of the Vistula River in the region of Sandomierz. The Germans sent the 16th Panzer Division with the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion and its new King Tigers to reduce the bridgehead in the vicinity of Staszow. The Germans would face the 52nd and 53rd Tank Brigades of the Soviet 6th Guards Tank Corps and the 294th Infantry Regiment, 97th Division. The King Tigers would receive their first baptism of fire south of Ogledow! The next two scenarios depict the 2nd Panzer Regiment and 79th Grenadier Regiment supporting attacks that took place simultaneously to the Ogledow battle.
 
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 Szydlow - Defense of Szydlow, 12 January 1944
On 12 Jan 1945, a large invasion force of 163 divisions with a total of 2,203,000 men, 4,529 tanks, 2,513 self-propelled guns, and 13,763 artillery pieces, supported by about 5,000 aircraft, was launched for the Vistula-Oder Offensive. The first attack in the offensive took place at 0435 hours on 12 Jan with Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front forces attacking out of the bridgehead at Baranów, Poland against positions held by troops of XLVIII Panzer Corps of German 4th Panzer Army. This scenario depicts the early morning attack on the 16th Panzer Division near Szydlow.
 
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  Kotuszow - 2nd Panzer Regiment, 16th Panzer Division Supporting Attack on Kotuszow. 11 August 1944
This scenario depicts the supporting attack during the Ogledow battle made by other elements of the 2nd Panzer Regiment and 79th Panzer Grenadier regiment east out of the village of Kotuszow. Like the German units moving south of Ogledow, the 2nd Panzer units moving east out of Kotuszow would be surprised by the strong Russion defenses. While the 52 and 53 Russian Tank Brigade occupied defenses south of Ogledow, the 51st Russian Tank Brigade blocked the 2nd Panzer Regiment's supporting attack out of Kotuszow!