1102_01: Fancy Meeting You Here! - PzC 14 Moscow '41
1102_01: Fancy Meeting You Here!By Saunders & Blackie
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Teploye, 80km south of Tula, Nov 2nd 1941: General Guderian had several reports of Russian units arriving from the east, in view of this, he felt compelled to use LIII Korps (minus 56th ID) as a flank guard facing east. As the Korps' leading elements approached Teploye, they were surprised to run into the enemy. This turned out to be a strong Russian force with elements from 3 to 5 Rifle and 2 Cavalry Divisions, plus a tank brigade in support. It was assumed that this force was enroute to attack the flank and rear of XXIV Pz Korps. Both sides were equally surprised, and a long drawn out battle was fought over the next several days before the arrival of XXIV Korp's armor tipped the balance in favor of the Germans. [Size, medium] Designer's Note: This battle has been condensed to 4 days.