Panzerblitz-Barbarossa 1941 Situation 2-Boldin's Counterattack - The Matrix Games version of East Front II
Grodno, Belarus: (H2H or as German): As the armored spearheads of Army Group Center plunged into Soviet territory, Red Army commanders received frantic orders to mount immediate and hopeless counterattacks. One such order came to General I. V. Boldin, deputy commander of the Soviet Western Front. Already cut off, Boldin nevertheless massed a "shock group" of three corps and drove northwest towards the town of Grodno. He hoped to hit the right wing of Hoth's Panzergruppe III, but the blow landed on Strauss' Ninth Army instead. While the Russians were all but annihilated in two days of fighting, they did cause considerable panic there, when the 33rd Tank Division hit the German 256th Infantry Division.