The successful attack at Dresden trumpeted the advance of the whole front! Uwe Bauer’s kampfgruppe got reinforcements and proceded smoothly to the Ruhr area, launching an attack towards Essen. Uwe remembered the landscape, as the heavy fighting at Essen a week earlier was not the thing you can easily forget. He knew, that a fatal strike at the time the enemy is unaware of your presence is the best way to go forward without losing your comrades in heavy fights. “The enemy is preparing a counterattack!”, – the scouts reported. Thus, we need to strike first!
A full company of T-55AM2 panzers, supported by the mot-schuetzen riding their new BMP-2s got into a village, undetected by the enemy. Only a swift move was needed to bring a hail of fire onto the enemy! The Leo-1 commander seemed to be too careless to camouflage his tanks, and it gave a superb possibility for the tiny T-55AM2 to strike first. Their guns were not that great stabilized, but even with those guns, if you shoot at the enemy in the open, you have to score at least several hits!