#0706_04 Nechaevka - Das Reich's Full Force - Kursk Southern Front
#0706_04 Nechaevka - Das Reich's Full ForceBy David Freer
Nechaevka, North of Belgorod: July 6th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division. German Human vs Soviet AI or Head to Head) SS-Gruppenführer Walter Krüger, Commander 2nd SS Das Reich Panzer Grenadier Division was tasked to move North East before attempting to breach the Soviet second line at Nechaevka. This meant clearing the Soviet makeshift defences around Smorodino and securing the road running north to Nechaevka and beyond to Luchki South. With a clear breach Das Reich's Panzergruppe consisting of both its Panzer Regiment and SPW Battalion were to exploit to the north. Reports of Soviet armor massing on the east bank of the Donets were acknowledged, but II SS Panzer Korp ordered Krüger to push northwards with all haste and leave any flanking Soviets to 3rd SS Totenkopf Panzer Grenadier Division that was expected to arrive late in the PM. The arriving Soviets were the vanguards of both 2nd and 5th Guards Tank Corp and they were to be sucked into the maelstrom by the end of the afternoon.