On August 19th in the Smolensk region, Soviet forces were continuing their attempt to capture a key hill which had been transformed by the occupying Germans into a fortified position. Following several unsuccessful assaults on the hill, the Soviet command threw a special unit into the fray. The German defenders were astonished to see the Russians shrugging off most of their fire and pressing their attack still.
The unit in question were soldiers of the assault engineers brigade and had been equipped with body armour which proved extremely successful. During the battle one Russian soldier’s weapon jammed and, turning away to let his body deflect the shots, he survived a full clip being shot at him from a German officer. The Soviet then proceeded to kill the German Officer with the butt of his rifle. Mostly Warlord Games miniatures with some modified Dust Tactics Soviet engineers.

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