#0706_07 Nepkhaevo - The Meeting Engagement - Kursk Southern Front
#0706_07 Nepkhaevo - The Meeting EngagementBy David Freer
Nepkhaevo, North of Belgorod: July 6th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Battalion/Brigade. Head to Head or Either Side vs AI) While Das Reich cleared Luchki South to the north, reports of a strong Soviet armored formation at Nepkhaevo prompted II SS Panzer Korp to despatch a kampfgruppe from Totenkopf. Comprised of an Aufklarüngs (Reconnaissance) & Panzer battalion with attached self-propelled artillery and SPW mounted engineers, this was the perfect 'fire brigade' for the job. Colonel Stepan Kuzmich Nesterov's 26th Guards Tank Brigade had secured the river crossings at Nepkhaevo and ordered to move to Smorodino and interdict the German supply lines. As the Guards prepared to move out Totenkopf's kampfgruppe was sighted approaching its positions.