#0202_04 Kupyansk - The Trials & Tribulations of 298th Infantry Division - PzC 19 Kharkov 43
#0202_04 Kupyansk - The Trials & Tribulations of 298th Infantry DivisionBy David Freer & Eric Baker
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Kupyansk - Feb 2nd to Feb 3rd, 1943. The German 298th Infantry Division and 6th SS Polizei Regiment took the full brunt of 3rd Tank Army's attack across the Oskul River. 3rd Tank Army's orders were to breach the German defenses, clear the communications center of Kupyansk and head straight for Kharkov as they were to be the southern pincer of Voronezh Front's plan to isolate the city. The Germans with few reserves could only try to slow the Soviet thrust. This scenario is the first two days of 3rd Tank Army's attack and its attempt to exit the map. (Size, Medium) This scenario is a good HTH and Soviet player against the AI challenge. The Soviet player needs to capture all the objectives on the river line and then try to exit forces west to the Severnyy Donets. The Soviet Cavalry in particular excel at flanking the German positions and outrunning the German infantry. Historically, 298th Infantry Division was ultimately destroyed due to the turning of their flanks at Dvurechnaya.