TYPE: Axis Attack
DATE: 25 October 1942, Dawn
LOCATION: North of Nalchik
WEATHER: Damp, Cold
WIND: S Breeze
BACKGROUND: During the advance through the Caucasus foothills, the 2nd Roumanian Montain Division has been put in the field to fight its way to join up with the 23rd Panzer Division coming north from Nalchik. Assisted by the German 99th Mountain Regiment, these two formations on the western flank must advance their way across the Tesgem river, and take the Nalchik-Maiskoye road. Standing in their way are elements of the 295th Rifle Division of the Soviet Army.
REFERENCE: 'Rapid Fire! Third Supplement: Scenarios for the Russian Front 1941-45' By Richard Marsh (Stratagem Publications)
AUTHOR: Paul Reed, Battlefields of WW2 website, http://battlefieldsww2.50megs.com/