#0705_06 XXXXVIII PzK - July 5: The Left Flank - Kursk Southern Front
#0705_06 XXXXVIII PzK - July 5: The Left FlankBy David Freer
North West of Tomarovka: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Korp. Head to Head or Team Play, German Human vs Soviet AI) General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff's XXXXVIII Panzer Korp was the strongest panzer formation in 4th Panzerarmee. It had the veteran 3rd & 11th Panzer Divisions as well as the Wehrmacht's elite Panzergrenadier Division Großdeutschland. Reinforcing the Korp was the brand new Panzer Regiment 39 with a full complement of 200 Panther tanks. This was the first time the Panther had been used in combat and Hitler's insistence that the untested Panthers be used at Kursk had delayed the overall operation by over a month. Having cleared Gertsovka the previous evening, XXXXVIII Panzer Korp was tasked with pushing directly north and clearing Butovo, Cherkasskoye and Korovino.
The Korp was attacking on such a narrow frontage that only a limited number of units could be bought to bear at any particular time. The defences and terrain at the Berezovyi River were to cause XXXXVIII Panzer Korp both losses and delays.
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