#0704_01 Gertsovka: The Cornerstone (HTH) - Kursk Southern Front
#0704_01 Gertsovka: The Cornerstone (HTH)By Michael Avanzini, David Freer
Gertsovka, North West of Tomarovka: July 4th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Battalion.) Major Werner Rode's I Battalion, Panzer Grenadier Regiment 394 was given the task of clearing Gertsovka. Gertsovka was the cornerstone of the Soviet defences in this sector. It controlled the crossing of the Ivinka River as well as providing flanking fire across the line of advance of Großdeutschland Panzer Grenadier Division to the east. The southernmost defences of the 2nd Battalion, 210th Guards Rifle Regiment were dug in both at Gertsovka station and along the raised railway embankment just south of the town. The Panzer Grenadiers would have to clear these positions first. This scenario covers Rode's assault on the embankment and into the town and the Guards desperate defence to hold it. Players note: To get the Panzer Grenadiers onto and across the railway embankment, 'Go on foot'