View from the southwest edge
The table is flat and cut by several hedges. The farm off to the right is unoccupied. There are some defensive works facing east from the earlier actions in which the Russian forced the Axis defenders back.
The Russians (Randy and myself) had the remain of the 30th Guards Mech Brig of the 9th Mech Corps. 6) M4A2s (76mm), 2) Valentine IXs, and 6 sections of Guards infantry, 2) MMG teams and 3) ATR teams. There was a FO for a section of medium mortars. And 4) SU76s from the 697th Self propelled Art Rgt were also available.
We would start coming in as blinds on turn 2 from the north edge so we had to cross the canal. We also were low on AP ammo, so when a tank rolled doubles, we would only have one more turn of firing. The SUs had to roll doubles twice. This was to be unnecessary.