Saturday, 16 October 2021
Back in the desperate early days of WW3 it seemed as if all of the armoured actions took place around the Autobahn intersections, autobahnkreuz mit kleeblatts, of West Germany...
It was inevitable really - not only were these junctions key objectives in themselves as giving or denying access to MSRs, they also naturally lie in open areas, natural channels for the advance of the Warsaw Pact massed armour.
Take for example the clash between the 47th Guards Tank Division attacking towards HANOVER, blocked by the 4th Armoured Brigade of the 3rd UK Armd Div. It all spun around the clover leaf intersection between LEHRE and the RIESGEBIRG Forest...
The 47th had three objectives to seize within 8 turns: The end of the track running the length of the RIESGEBIRG forest, the centre of the intersection itself, or the town of LEHRE. Securing at least two for a win would allow the rest of Third Shock Army a clear route through to HANOVER.
The first wave would consist of T-64s and BMP-2 Motor Rifles of the 153rd Guards Tank Regiment.
The Motor Rifles would clear the RIESEGEBIRG woodland, supported by a company of T-64s, whilst the remaining T-64s would make a dash for the intersection.