After deployment, the Russians allocate their Objective Point to the two objectives on either side of the road (30pts/20pts). The Germans allocate their points to the two objectives in the central area on their right flank (20pts each)
The Germans have the first move, their recon unit on the road moves forward and locates the two Russian infantry battalions which are brought under fire from off table artillery and aircraft. In their initiative phase the two formations on the left move up onto the two hills with the terrain objectives and go to ground. The off table formation moves onto the table on their right and moves up to the centre line on their right towards their terrain objectives.
In the Russian turn their recon locates the German formation on the hill on the far right and the German formation on the centre line on the Russian left. The Russian off table artillery hit the Germans on the hill. In the initiative phase the Russian infantry units advance towards the two hills. The first Russian armoured brigade comes onto table and moves to the hill in front of the German combined arms formation in the centre of the table. The second armoured brigade comes onto the table on the road to support the Russian infantry attack.