I have received a wire from an observation plane (our umpire) with the following text (thoroughly edited... remember I play with the Red Army!):
"The fascist invaders tried to regain momentum, after the good results achieved in the first day and night combat turns. As the first rays of the autumn sun set on the beleaguered city, a renewed attack is launched on the central spine of the Red Army defensive line, the row of buildings facing the factory...but unknown to them, these have been strongly reinforced with fresh troops under the cover of the night.
The factory under a heavy smoke curtain
However, a last minute intervention of a Commissar took them from the justice-thirsty Red Army sqaud and sent them to the rear for further interrogation (note: the original message stated that they were saved because the Commissar was impressed by the brave behaviour of the Germans... I don't buy it!)
Having failed the attack in the center, action now moved to both sides of the line and specially on the right flank of the Red Army. A gruppe made of 2 Stugs and a full infantry platoon initiated the attack to consolidate the area that will be used lately as the springboard for the final assault of the factory.
But the resistance of the isolated pockets of Read Army soldiers and workers reached a climax...
...and lacking any heavy weapon, the steel grey beasts are attacked with molotov coctels and home made improvised explosive charges.
One Stug suffered serious damage and a fire was declared, although the highly trained crew quickly put it off.
The German progress continues, but the flow of Soviet supplies and refresh troops though the Volga river is starting to be felt by the invader.