#0705_05 Solomino - Swamp Tigers - Kursk Southern Front
#0705_05 Solomino - Swamp TigersBy David Freer
Solomino, South of Belgorod: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Battalion. German Human vs Soviet AI or Head to Head) The 3rd Company from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 was attached to 7th Panzer Division. Led by Leutnant Richard Freiherr von Rosen they had the delicate task of taking 60 ton Tiger tanks along narrow trails in a marsh. The Tigers were to provide direct fire support against the Soviet bunkers, but were vulnerable themselves to both anti-tank and air attack due to their inability to manoeuvre in the marshy terrain. This scenario demonstrates the need for combined arms groups and speed to clear the Russian fortifications.