Berlin fell on 2 May 1945. Hitler was dead. The 10th SS-Panzer-Division crossed the river Elbe at the city of Dresden on 6 May. As most other German units on the Eastern Front, they retreated west or southward away from the Red Army steamroller. Realizing that time was running out, the remnants of the division made use of the windy roads around the town of Schmiedeberg to reach their destination: the American frontline in the south. They did not realize that Russian spearheads had already bypassed German defensive lines. The main roads were already in Russian hands. Like a constant "pain in the neck" the Russian troops of General Rybalko's 3rd Guards Tank Army pursued the retreating Germans. Unbeknownst to the SS soldiers, local Volkssturm had set up roadblocks as a pointless last ditch effort to stop the Russian advance. Those roadblocks hindered the Frundsberg in their escape.
Attacker: German (SS) (10th SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg")
Defender: Russian (23rd Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade, 7th Guards Tank Corp, 3rd Guards Tank Army)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Schmiedeberg, Saxony, Germany 1945-05-07
Squads: A:9.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:6 PzKpfw IVJ x 2 M4A3(75)W x 2 JgdPz IV(L) x 1 SPW 251/1 x 1