Had a game last saturday.. Suppsed to be an armoured clash in the vicinity of Kursk. The objective of Ivan being to delay german advance, keeping the central hill, while germans had to take that position in order to "gain teh day".
Russian set-up east flank..
Russians starts with infantry a handfull of heavy tanks, AA and AT guns
Russian command .. david is in charge of the right flank and decided to take his Infantry co for a walk in the forest.. Bertrand, in chagre of the centre knows the hill has to be held at all costs.
German command. the main problem for them will be delayed entry, their forces are impressive, two Panzergrenadier cies, Tiger, Panthers, Elephants - all unreliable, subject to breakdown, plus a handull of Mark III and IV..
the Drang nach osten starts...
the might of the 'Panzerwaffe"
Wise, german command decides to risk moving their elephants to a predominent position from wherethey will start to claim targets...
the next turn.....
as foreseen, the hill is the objective for both players.. traffic jams on the SouthNorth axis foreseen..
While the defenders starts to bow in front of the heavy pressure, reinforcements finally arrive...
15 T-34/76C... call it christmas..
problems with Club games is the time limit... we had to stop at 18h00, no one really prevailed.
Met last saturday at David C's place -mind you the attic is the Wargamer's dream came true..
Played a Blitzkrieg battle on the Normandy front, basically a US column due to seize a village in which a WSS platoon, sided by two SdKfz 222 and a Puma decided to oppose a futile resistance. What the US forces did not know at the time was that.. on turn 3, two Mark-IV H wer scheduled to arrive...
Great fun, great battle, great players,
the two blue bellies on the top right corner of the picc are the US players..
German deployment. One AC on each flank, the Puma in the center, HMG covering the main road, the Infantry platoon held in reserve behind the road and a Pzschk team at the crossroad.. Bloody effective.
US forces.. one Sherman platoon covering the right flank, one stuart on the left, one Inf co. in the centre...
The two sherman in the center will have a hard time during the next turn, they'll meet the Panzerschreck team hidden in the destroyed -they all are destroyed, sorry) building on the down right corner of the crossroad.
Germans will manage to delay the US advance until tun
and the arrival of two Mark IV, which will turn the tide and cut the US AFVs to pieces in three turns..