|View from the German right flank with the bunker in the distance
|View from the Russian right
|Pak43 in the bunker - a tough nut to crack
|The Russian attack builds up
|Germans spreading out
|The assault force is ready to roll
|Looks scary from the German side
|Russians screen the centre
|Mike's Russians sneaking round the flank
The Russians then launched what was supposed to be their decisive attack on their right, with tanks leading the way. Although they were able to rapidly destroy the Panzer IV combined fire from the bunker, a second PaK43 and panzerschreckts was enough to knock-out all three tanks in rapid succession. Not what the reds had planned!
Things looked dire on the Russian right but over on the left the steady progress made by the infantry put them within assault range of the German defenders flank and a successful charge cleared half of them from the fields. There then followed a series of assaults that left the Russians in charge of one of the victory points and several Germans units routed.
|Germans swept from the field
|Russian attack stalls
|another assault - this time unsuccessful
|Germans on over watch pin the Russians
|German right is blown away
Pleasingly there were lots of situations at the end where the Germans had to choose to either fire at the Russians in cover (risking a successful assault afterwards) or wait on Overwatch in the hopes they could catch the Russians in the open (but risk not firing if they stayed put).
Week 3 ended with the Russians further forward but neither side having successfully captured their objectives. So hostilities renew next time with both trying to secure the ground they attacked last time out. High command have been generous though and allocated both commanders some additional forces for their attacks.