This game was run as a solo battle over two evenings to cover action on the Northern Front in winter 1942/3. As soon as the ground hardened, two Soviet armies (8 and 25) moved against the German forces covering the western approaches to LENINGRAD.For this battle, each division was represented by an NQM battalion.
8 Army : 4 Guard Rifle Division, 27 and 28 Rifle Divisions. Army Artillery.
25 Army : 9 Cavalry Division, 13 Motor Rifle Division, 26 Division. Army Artillery. Army Anti-tank Regiment.
German Forces in LENINGRAD
18 Infantry Korps : 122, 123 and 253 Infantry Divisions. Korps Artillery.
German Forces West of LENINGRAD
1 Infantry Korps : 1, 11 and 28 and 58 Infantry Divisions. Korps Artillery.
The attack was conducted in a series of phases against the defended positions occupied by 11 Infantry Division and 28 Infantry Division before attacking the town of TIKHVIG, occupied by 58 Infantry Division.
The Soviets then reorganised for a night river crossing. Remnants of 11 Inf and 28 Inf had managed to withdraw and reorganise on the west bank, but their hastily-scraped positions did not hold.
A last ditch attempt at a controlled demolition, by the Pioneers of 1 Infantry Division, who were guarding the bridge, failed.
The offensive ran out of ordnance at this point, so had to stop, but the road to LENINGRAD had been opened.