After along spell since December in our Stalingrad campaign due to the Christmas Holidays and other personal obligations, over the past two weeks we have played two additional turns. The first was a night turn which brought very little news or action, as both sides were truly exhausted and invested the dark hours in reinforcing weak units and consolidating their lines, in the eve of the definitive assault of the Factory Building (the key objective of this campaign)
|A general view of the Factory and surroundings|
With the first lights of day, the German military machine launched a three-pronged strong assault on the center and the flanks of the target. In the center, the fight for the central house facing the front gate of the factory ended in a bloody and fierce fight, but a small Red Army detachment firmly entrenched in the second floor, in what we all saw as an unexpected remake of the famous Paulov House fight.
|German forces running towards the main gate|
On the left side of the building, a German scout group attempted to gain access through the debris, only to be wiped out by a Red Army SMG assault detachment sent to contain the attack.
|Red Army Volga sailors mincemeating the Nazi aggresors|
|The fight on the right side|
The next (and seems final) clash expected in early March