For this battle Hauptmann Grau had summoned up a Tiger I which absorbed most of the reinforcement points available to him. The Finns fielded a Pak38 and a maxim. The Russians went with a KV-1 and a couple of flame throwers.
|Battle field from the Russian side
|Battlefield from the planned Finnish deployment
Once again the Patrol Phase favoured the Axis forces with the Russians largely pinned around the church and the surrounding fields. So the Axis deployed in force with the Finns occupying the woods and fields on the flank of the church and the Germans in the centre. The Russians responded by lining the hedges around the church and deploying much of the infantry into the corn fields in front of the church.
|Finns deploy into the fields
|A view from the Russian defenders
|Russians deploy in strength
|Hauptmann Grau's Tiger deploys
|The Finnish platoon applies pressure
|Russians shelter from the lead storm in the church
|Fallschirmjäger advance on the enemy
|The Finns look well set
|Grau's Tiger looking for a target
On the Russian left the KV-1 lumbered onto the table and decided on the unusual coarse of launching an unsupported armoured assault into the heart of the Finnish position. Despite being subject to a fusillade of AT and Panzerscrekt fire the Russian monster threw back a Finnish squad and threatened the flank of their position.
|Burn them - burm them all!
|KV-1 begins its advance
|KV-1 assaults accompanied by a Wargames point from comrade Bosski
|Finnish Pak-38 lines up a target