Kursk (Prokhorovka) 10/07-12/07 1943 (IABSM Campaign)      

 

This campaign is based upon the german attacks towards Prokhorovka during the operation "Zitadelle" in July 1943. On the 9th of July 1943, Feld-marechal von Manstein who's commanding the II SS Panzer Korps sends his orders (Division Befehl No 17) :

1) Enemy forces prepared for defense are equiped with antitanks weapons and tanks and are standing in a line from the western edge of the forest at the state farm Komsomolets to the railway line at Ivanosvki Vicielok.

2) The II. SS-Panzerkorps is to move out at 10 july 1943 with the LSSAH to the right and SS-Panzergrenadier Division Totenkopf to the left on both side of the Pssel and head Northeast.
Attack Objective: Prokhorovka/Hill 252.4

3) The reinforced LSSAH is to move out at 06.00 hours on the 10 July 1943 after the barrage by the entire Artillerie Regiment/LSSAH and Werfer regiment 55. After the Luftwaffe's preparation, the LSSAH is to move along the road from Tietierievino to Prokhorovka, capture the later town and hold it.
First attack objective : Prokhorovka and Hill 252.4
SS-Panzergrenadier Division Das Reich is to set out with LSSAH and to capture the high ground, 2 kilometers southeast of Ivanosvki Vicielok.
      

Sources:

The Battle of Kursk / David M. Glantz - Jonathan M. House

Tiger : Le bataillon de chards lourds de la LAH / Patrick Agte / Heimdal

Koursk - Historica #55 & #56 / Georges Bernage / Heimdal

Koursk - Armes Militaria HS #35 #38 #44 #47 / Yves Buffetaut / Histoire & Collections

Kursk website by Alan Wilson

Special thanks to:

Richard Clarke and the IABSM! group for their help, comments and hints

Nikko for his help for translating cyrillic names.

 

 
Starting the campaign

First Battle

 

 
Scenarios List

Secure the Komsomolets State Farm / 10/07/1943 11:00
Attack of the Hill 241.6 / 10/07/1943 16:00
Attack of the Hill 252.2 / 11/07/1943 09:00
Capture the Oktiabrski´ state farm / 11/07/1943 14:00
Road to Prokhorovka / 12/07/1943 09:00
Assault on Hill 252.4 / 12/07/1943 16:00
Meeting at Ivanoskii Viecielokv / 10/07/1943 14:00
Counterattack at the Komsomolets State Farm / 11/07/1943 10:00
Counterattack at Storozhievo / 11/07/1943 12:00
Counterattacks for hill 252.2 / 11/07/1943 19:00
Attack of the Hill 252.2 / 12/07/1943 09:00
Towards Prokhorovka / 12/07/1943 12:00
Defend Tietierievino / 11/07/1943 09:00
Counterattacks for hill 252.2 / 12/07/1943 19:00
Defend Ivanoskii Viecielokv / 11/07/1943 16:00