Will and I played a quick tank battle, involving a few German and Soviet tanks. I had six PzIVs and Will seven T-34s, two of which were armed with the longer 85mm gun. We used my own 'Tank Action' rules which I have posted on this blog before.
The setting is a rural area with a river running across the centre and a key bridge (Bellona Bridge!). there is also a ford. Terrain consists of a small village, some low hills and a few small woods, seen here from the German end:
And the soviet end:
Both sides, out of effective range, moved into firing positions, with the Germans closing on the bridge and the soviets occupying the high ground near the village and the village itself:
Soon the tanks were close enough for some long range shots which were largely ineffective, but first blood came for the Soviets, which saw a PzIV brewing up from an 85mm round: