It did not.
Up in the second floor of a nearby ruin, my sniper was unperturbed and took out the German Captain. I told you guys - stop saluting him! My own tank hadn't been idle either - round after HE round had been smashing the German reserves, helped along with hull mg fire.
While my remaining Assault engineers were pulling back, my Tank and other infantry were shooting up Nathan's forces as they tried to move up to contest. He had sneakily worked a Sniper into the ground floor of one of those cool 4ground buildings. So of course I tried to blow him to pieces with 2d6 HE goodness. I got all excited when I got that 6 to range in right away. Then we looked up the building rules and I found out that I had a 50% chance of the shell detonating for each floor - and there were tow floors above the target floor! Yes, I didn't get the 12 on 2D6 to collapse the whole building, either.
Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev. Definitely deserving of the title 'Hero of the Soviet Union.'
In other news: The New Armies of the Soviet Union book is up for pre-order!