It's 1500, 1 Sept 1939, and KG Klink has regrouped. To review, on the movement towards Warsaw, the KG encountered defensive positions on the northern edge of Mokra, and the Recc elements fought a vicious battle, knocking the Poles out of their defensive positions there. This was followed by a mechanized attack on the northern edge of the town, which was defeated in vicious, close-in fighting. On the heels of that defeat the Poles launched a bold, armored counterstroke, which defeated panzers of the kampfgruppe. However, bold action by the Executive Officer, Major Schultz, exploited the gap between the counterattacking Polish armor and its supporting infantry, halting the infantry in more bloody fighting and allowing elements of 4th Panzer Division to pocket and eliminate the Polish armor in fighting to the southwest.
The 4th Panzer's commanding officer had decided to strike once more on the village of Mokra, where the Poles' final defensive line has consolidated on a railway embankment on the backside of the town (where, further to the south, 4th Panzer has had a hell of a time dealing with an armored train). LtCol Klink has decided to personally lead another mechanized attack on Mokra.
In the south (right), 2nd Gren Plt rallies then moves up and dismounts, while Lt Bohm and Cpl Graebner move their panzers forward (bottom left).
-1st Lt Bohm (Pz Co Cmdr), Wound Badge, campaign, F6)
-Sgt Lowenstam (2nd Squad, 3rd Grenn Plt, Wound Badge, campaign, F6)
-Sgt Jurgens (V3, 4th Pz Plt, Pz Co), Wound Badge, rtn next fight, F6)
-Sgt Hasselbach (2nd Squad, 2nd Gren Plt, Wound Badge, campaign, F6)
-Lost ~50 KIA/WIA, one Pz III, and one Pz IV.
-Caused ~50 KIA/WIA, captured ~20 EPW, destroyed four 37mm ATGs.
So, another costly victory. Things were really going my way until that damned scurry, which I followed up by a damned charge that got gunned down. But the Poles' forlorn hope (everything going against them, all heavy weapons out of the fight, let's charge a lone tank and, if successful, put two other tanks in a precarious situation) was slapped down, and so the Germans carried the day.
While the KG carried its portion of the Polish defensive line, the 4th Panzer Division fell back at 1700, minus the 12th Schutzen Regiment, which remained in the village. However, due to 1st Panzer Division pressure in the southeast, the Poles withdrew during the night of 1/2 Sept 1939. Following the capitulation of Mokra the 4th Panzer Division regrouped until 4 Sept 1939, allowing several vehicles to be recovered and put back into action, as well as a reorganization to take place as the KG received no real reinforcements.