Nick B had a subtle army of 31 x T-34, 9 of which were upgraded to T-34/85. Nick R had 10x Panzer IV, 2x 88, and Panzer Pioneers.
There was a massive road block as the Russians advanced. However, the German Panzers were hard to kill -- they kept stormtrooping into cover. But just about every turn a Panzer would fail to stormtroop, and the retribution fire would knock it out. The Russians kept having to avoid the 88's, and the forested terrain meant they couldnt just charge ahead. And the Russian losses were mounting too. Fairly quickly the Germans switched tactics, going for the easy kill of the normal T-34 tanks, killing any where they could get a shot and not have much return fire. The game was cat and mouse.