western edge of Wulkow
This was open ground with some fields just coming into sprouting. The village is on slightly higher ground on the southern 6 ' edge of the table. The Soviets would come in from the north edge.
Martin (in Florida) had the defending force made up of the remains of I and III Bttn. This was really just 2 weak companies, each of 2 platoons of 2 sections of 8 men and a command section They were rated as having more automatic weapons so rec'd and additional dice when firing up to 18". They also had 2 MMG teams, 2 PaK 40s, and 2 Puppchen teams. Each 'bttn' had a Panzerschreck team. There was a faust for each section. They also had a FO for 120mm mortars and one FO for 150mm sFH18 off table support. These might go away because of other attacking Red units threatening their positions.
As before the players got pictures of the table along with the briefings. Martin gave me a detailed description of where he was to be deployed. He could set up on the southern half of the table, including a small industrial area on the NE side.