Command Ops: Operation Hubertus and Soviet Estab file Take Shape
My work is progressing on my new Operation Hubertus scenario. Hubertus pits elements of 6 relatively fresh German Pioneer battalions and supporting infantry and armor units against the shattered remnants of the Russian 62nd Army.
The scenario takes place on the west bank of the Volga inside Stalingrad. It is November and ice is beginning to form north of the city and is floating down the river. The ferry traffic that has kept the 62nd Army resupplied with men and equipment is almost non-existent. The foot bridges to Zaitsevski Island swept away by the swollen river. Supply is now driven by air but the ring of German anti-air defenses has made dropping supplies difficult.
After almost 3 months of continuous fighting inside the city, almost every armor or mechanized formation inside the 62nd army is wiped out. Whole divisions have disappeared. The 62nd army is a shadow of itself.
My challenge then during the estab file creation process has been to flesh out what the 62nd might have looked like without certain components of their TO&E.
I am happy to report things are progressing and I've actually fought two times with elements of the Soviet OOB. The screenshot below shows the map for the scenario as well as the Soviet OOB to the left. I am only jut beginning to flesh this out and deploy units on the map based on their historical positions.