#430806_01a Bogodukhov - Manstein's Fire Brigades - PzB Demo
#430806_01a Bogodukhov - Manstein's Fire BrigadesBy Chris Maiorana
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North of Ol'shany, Ukraine: 6th August, 1943. (Scenario Size: Regiment. Soviet Human vs Axis AI) 06:30 hrs: Intelligence reports powerful Soviet armor columns have approached the river Merla from the north, bridging it in at least two locations. These formations are moving quickly to encircle Kharkov to the southeast and are a critical threat to the forces there. General Manstein has assembled two mobile "fire brigades" from the advance elements of the Das Reich division to slow the Soviet advance south of the Merla at Klenvoye and along Rogozyanka river while the SS Das Reich division finishes arriving in the theater.