Well , after some pause continuation of the story
The events described above are mentioned in daily reports of the Soviet General Staff in the following way:
The report of 10.10: “One tank battalion of the 17th Tank Brigade was committed to actions against advancing enemy. After a stubborn fighting the battalion retreated to the south-west outskirts of Myatlevo. Losses: 6 knocked-out T-34 evacuated from the battlefield. Apart from this 2 T-34 were left to enemy. Destroyed: 6 AT guns and up to 500-600 men”
11.10:”Troops of the Reserve front continued gathering, manning and reorganizing of retreating units and were engaged in fighting against enemy in the area of Medyn and Ugra River. 17th Tank Brigade after a stubborn fighting against overwhelming enemy forces and after suffering high losses was forced to abandon Medyn by the end of 10.10”
In his turn 4th ober-quartermeister of OKH in his report of 10th October mentioned the presence of separate battalions and regiment and also cadets of military school operating along the main roads in the sector of the 4th German Army, but rather optimistically stated that the 17th Tank Brigade was the only large Soviet unit in that sector. It was only two days later when the presence of several new divisions at Kaluga and east of Gzhatzk (107th aka 5th Guards, 312th and 313th – the last incorrectly) was mentioned in the German report.
The positions of units subordinated to the Maloyaroslavets combat sector by the end of the 10th October are shown on the map.
Designated with figures:
1. Podolsk Infantry School without the 4th battalion, 108th Replacement Regiment, 301st Machinegun Battalion, Podolsk Artillery School, 222nd and 395th AT Artillery Regiments, 64th Howitzer Artillery Regiment, 1st Battalion 517th Howitzer Artillery Regiment, 35th and 39th Flamethrower Companies.
2. 1079th Rifle Regiment (312th Rifle Division), 303rd Machinegun Battalion, 36th Flamethrower Company, one battalion of 859th Artillery Regiment (312 RD)
3. one rifle company, 43rd Flamethrower Company
4. One company of Podolsk Infantry School, combined battalion of the 616th Rifle Regiment (organized from retreating units)
5. one company of Podolsk Infantry School, AT battery, one battery of 12th Guards Mortar Regiment
6. one tank company and a battalion of the 517th Howitzer Artillery Regiment
7. 12th Guards Mortar Regiment (rocket launchers)
In addition 1081st Rifle Regiment was in the process of detraining. It was planned that one battalion would occupy position on the left wing (area of Detchino, between 3 and 4 on the map) and the other two would remain in the reserve of the divisional commander.
One can see that Soviet units were concentrated mainly in the central sector along the highway Yukhnov-Maloyaroslavets-Moscow and the northern sector of their position (north of Yurievskoye) wasn’t occupied by any unit. It was planned that it would be defended by the 1083rd Rifle Regiment with 1st/859th Artillery Regiment (312 Rd) which were on the march from a detraining station. However they arrived too late when the Soviet positions were already seized by German vanguards.
On 11.10 the Soviet staffs received information that Germans made an airborne landing in the area of Ishcheino (Ischtcheino on the German map provoded by Tigre), the strength was later estimated as one company with light tanks and automatic weapons. In fact it was most likely a recon or forward detachment, taking them for airborne groups was rather typical for that period. As it was already said 1081st RR didn’t arrived to this sector in time, so the Soviet units here were two workers battalions (some irregular units) which were rather soon dispersed and routed. The enemy started movement further east without opposition. It meant that the Soviet defense line was broken without serious fight. At the same time Soviet recon airplanes reported movement of enemy motorized columns from Aduevo to the north-west. The commander of the front LG Artemiev ordered to send the detachment commanded by Zhuravlyov (8 guns and 44 high-caliber machineguns) to Tishnevo (Wischenvo on the German map, 12 km south-west of Borovsk) in order to cover the approaches to the city. Airforces of the front received the order to attack the German columns. At the same time several detachments were sent from the neighboring Mozhaisk sector to the south to the region of Borovsk, the largest of them was a cavalry regiment.
The forward detachment (if you remember it operated along the main highway to Moscow) received the order to recapture Medyn, which was according to the Soviet data occupied by the units of the 258 ID, in cooperation with the 17th TBr and the recon detachment of the 53rd Rifle Division (subordinated to the 43rd Army of the Reserve Front at the start of “Typhoon”, retreated from the main defense line). The counterattack didn’t produce any positive results, by the end of the day the detachment together with the tank brigade fell back to the outpost line west of Ilyinskoye. On the other sectors the German troops came to the forward defense line without opposition already in the morning of 11.10. On the left wing the 16th company of the Podolsk school and one battalion of the 616th Rifle Regiment were engaged in some small-scale action against German company and seized Ustie.