Stalingrad, 16th November, 1942. The Soviet forces inside the city have been pushed back to a few surviving factories as a counter-attack is prepared. Your duty: Hold the 6th Army and 4th Panzer off as best you can and DO NOT relinquish control of at least a small enclave of the city. It's up to you, commander!
General Vasily Chuikov threw down the reports.
"**** it, Kreshenko, why don't you bring me good news for once in a while?"
"I'm sorry sir, but Stalin is giving you three days to hold out."
"But I can't, understand? Unless he ferries troops over then there is no way I can hold Stalingrad!"
"Well you must try, sir. Stalingrad must not fall!"
"Well...... you have a point. Rally the Officers. We're going to counter-attack!"
-----Somewhere near Mamayev Kurgan, Pvt. Yernov, 62nd Army-----
Private Yernov loaded his few remaining bullets into his Mosin Nagant and took the three left over and put them in his pocket. Stukas began to fly over, most likely heading for the factories, the final sign of a fightback from Soviet forces and a T-34 repair shop. Yernov himself was on one of the 15 Tanks in the final Armoured Squadron left in Stalingrad. Them and 5000 men were to push up and assault Mamayev Kurgan.
Yernov was eating the gruel that went for as food in a Red Army trapped in wintry conditions when the order came:
The Grenadiers at the top of Kurgan had no chance. The T-34's ripped through their ranks and the 62nd Army pushed further up into the hillside, eventually reclaiming the top of Kurgan. The fighting had been bloody but they had secured the vital hill and now, they could fire on the German 4th Panzer Division which was spreading into the factories. The few Pushka 150MM's left were also brought up and they fired throughout the night.
It is unconfirmed but 40 Panzer III's were rumored to have been annihilated.
---17th November, 1942---
General Chuikov again looked at his map but felt pleased when he moved the counters up onto Kurgan. Now, he planned his next attack. With the 64th in the south -Largely being held up- and the new positions on top of Mamayev Kurgan, what would he do?
"Sir, these new super Tanks that the Germans have brought up have taken the summit! We still have our AT guns and 11 of the T-34's made it out. Let's attack!"
Part one is now finished and voting can commence! The move with the highest amount of votes will be the one taken by General Chuikov!