#0709_06 Suko Solotino - Over Hill, Over Dale - Kursk Southern Front
#0709_06 Suko Solotino - Over Hill, Over DaleBy David Freer
Krasnaia Poliana, South of Oboyan: July 9th, 1943. (Scenario Size: Division.) General Major Johann Mickl's 11th Panzer Division had been the most effective formation in XXXXVIII Panzer Korp. It had preserved its Panzer strength and managed to advance the greatest distance each day. It was the counter opposite to the performance of the Großdeutschland Panzer Grenadier Division. Mickl's men were again ready to attack as requested by Korp at 4am an hour before dawn. They had been assured that Großdeutschland's Panzergruppe would parallel their advance clearing the heights to the west of the river valley that they were move to the north along. By 8am fire from the twin hills 251.0 & 261.4 had stopped the advance of 11th Panzer's Panzergruppe and a change of plan would be required.