It was immediately ambushed by a concealed Soviet AT gun that ripped through the thin Marder armour like a knife through low-fat vegan spread.
|Burn baby burn
|German 1st Section
|German 2nd and 3rd sections
|Commissar Bosski encourages the troops
|Russians sir, thousands of um
|Yet more soviets
|Tough times in the woods
Yes gentle reader you guessed it, the combined fire of a maxim and 2 Soviets sections took a heavy toll on the Para's as they toiled forward across the muddy fields.
So with the Marder and 2/3 of the infantry out of action the German commander called-off the attack and they returned to the start line - first blood to the Soviets