"The Damned" - The fate of Berlin was sealed... encircled by massive pincers of the Red Army. Frantic orders issued forth from Wehrmacht H.Q. for all units in the area to break through to the besieged capitol. The largest such unit was the German 9th Army, itself encircled in the Halbe Pocket, southeast of the city, and commanded by General Theodor Busse. The 9th Army was, in fact, a shadow of its former self, cobbled together from the shattered remnants of dozens of Army, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS Divisions. Critically short on armor and fuel, Busse quickly determined that his army lacked the power to break the Soviet ring. Given permission by OKW to plan his own attack, Busse gave orders to move west to link up with General Wenck’s 12th Army, engaged with the Americans on the western bank of the Elbe River.
Attacker: Russian (Elements of 1st Ukrainian Front & 1st Belorussian Front)
Defender: German (Ad Hoc remnants 9th Army)
Turns: 5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Halbe, Germany 1945-04-30
Squads: A:12.0 D:15.0
AFVs: A:10 T-34/85 x 4 SU-85 x 2 SU-100 x 2 BA-6 x 1 M3A1 Scout Car(a) APC x 1
D:12 PzKpfw VG x 2 PzKpfw IVJ x 2 JgdPz IV/70 x 1 StuG IIIG (L) x 1 FlakPz IV/37 x 1 PSW 234/2 x 1 SPW 251/1 x 4 Buessing-NAG x 2