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0720_01 Desolate Dump on the Desna - PzC 01 Smolensk '41

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0720_01 Desolate Dump on the Desna

By Saunders & Blackie
Axis 92 - 6 - 28 USSR
Rating: 6.59 (112)
Games Played: 126
SM: 1
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: USSR
Yelnia, 77km SE of Smolensk: Yelnya has been described in the literature as "a desolate wrecked dump on the Desna!" Yet it gave its name to a sector of front where battles raged for five weeks. Why? It was a road junction almost surrounded by high ground, and represented an important strategic position as a "jumping-off" point to Moscow. Both sides knew this and so, as the battle of encirclement raged in the vicinity north of Smolensk, Guderian pressed forward with the 46th Panzer Corps to occupy this high ground. German aerial reconnaissance discovered the Russians had scraped together what they could and moved to defend this sector. On the night of 20 July the 10th Panzer Division advanced on Yelnya with the SS "Das Reich" Division on its left flank. Their orders were to take Yelnya! [900 sq Km - 18 Turns]
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis larsonney's Profile larsonney vs. steve steve's Profile USSR Axis Major Victory 18 2
Axis Geier's Profile Geier vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile USSR Axis Major Victory 18 2
USSR Green's Profile Green vs. H H's Profile Axis USSR Major Loss 2 18
Axis enigma6584's Profile enigma6584 vs. wildb wildb's Profile Axis Axis Major Victory 18 2
Axis Graeme's Profile Graeme vs. herr_oberst herr_oberst's Profile Axis Axis Major Victory 18 2