Gertsovka, North West of Tomarovka: July 5th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division.) With the success of the prior day's assault by Major Rode's I Battalion, Generalleutnant Franz Westhoven's 3rd Panzer Division was given the task of crossing the Ivinka/Berezovyi River and capturing Korovino. With Großdeutschland attacking only a few kilometres to the east it was critical for the hill complex around Korovino to be cleared. The heights around the town allow the 210th Guards Rifle Regiment to call both direct and indirect fire into the flanks of the attacking German Divisions. The river complex was to have a major influence on the 3rd Panzer's advance with the Russians cleverly employing every natural defensive benefit of the terrain.