|German Pioneers advance into Stalingrad.|
Sep 17, 1942
German forces of the 6th Army have launched offensive operations against the Soviet held positions in Stalingrad's northern suburbs and the Dzerzhinsky Tractor Factory.
Given the hard fighting in the city center, the operations staff within 6th Army HQ believe the fall of the Tractor Factory can be achieved within a 9 day timetable, once adequate forces are brought to bear.
Intelligence believes Soviet resistance will cease within the City after the seizure of the Factory.
This scenario is meant to be played as the Germans.
The primary source for this scenario is Stalingrad 1942 by Peter Antill. David Glantz's Gates of Stalingrad has also provided useful information about the German OOB, especially 16th Panzer.
The Sledgehammer scenario is available for download here.
You will need to use the Stalingrad North - Tractor Factory map as well as the updated Eastern Front Estab file. The scenario is titled Sledgehammer.
Unit placements are approximations. Feel free to alter positioning and force structure to play this scenario the way you want to.
I will likely make additional tweaks to this scenario so please stay tuned for further updates.