Tankovyi Desant AAR (Iron setting, Germans vs AI, turn-based mode). Part Eight: StuGs Forward (and back!)

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Wanting to halt the Soviet armour before it can cause too much damage to my dug-in infantry, I decide to bring both Edelweiss Leader and Edelweiss Two (on our right flank) forwards. A dual commences between the T-34/85s and the two StuGs

Edelweiss Leader uses HE to harass Russian infantry on the ridge of Point Schubert
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While on our right flank, Edelweiss Two advances to the tree line and scores two hits on two different T-34s, striking their gun mounts on both occasions. Have their main guns been disabled?
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Edelweiss Two's first victim is on overwatch at Point Mozart
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While the second T-34/85 is struck at Point Schubert
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However, unseen by Edelweiss Two, another T-34/85 crests the hill on my right flank, at Point Liszt, the final key terrain point that was identified by my initial scouts. This T-34 manages to spot the StuG IIIG, and targets it with AP rounds and MG fire
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Thankfully Edelweiss Two pulls back into the woods and down a reverse slope, managing to escape the Ivan's attack
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An overview of the situation. Edelweiss Two has retreated into the woods to avoid being hit by the T-34/85 that can be seen approaching the crossing point on our right flank. In the centre a second T-34 approaches the bridge, unseen by my armour, hidden in a dip. The two T-34s that were hit by Edelweiss Two have pulled back from Points Mozart and Schubert. The Russians are starting to make a move towards the objective. My infantry remain hidden, praying that my StuGs can halt the Russian armour before they spot them in their foxholes
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