HQ Leutnant and two aides
3 infantry squads of 9 men with a LMG
1 Pak38 50mm Anti-tank gun
1 81mm Mortar
1 Tripod mounted MG42
1 Stug. III
HQ Lieutenant and two aides
3 Infantry squads of 10 men with a LMG
1 45mm Anti-tank gun
1 Maxim MMG
1 81mm Mortar
1 50mm Mortar
I don't fuss about points and balance, but for those for who it matters I had a quick tot up of the points later, and they were, Germans 840ish and Russian 770ish
Dave's Russians had a lot of open ground to cover so speed was of the essence, I was a little cautious and should really have made for the barn before the Russians, instead I sent a squad through the wheat field to counter the Russian advance on the barn. The Germans soon found out that contrary to what Brig. Young allegedly told his men at Dieppe, standing crops do not deflect bullets effectively and it was soon 1 - 0 to the Russians.It was at this point that I should really have occupied the barn, but must have had a rabbit in the headlights moment. Things on the other flank were fairly even neither side gaining any real advantage, I should have done better against troops in the open, but come on four 1's out of six shots, is it just me?
I managed to even things up after lunch by taking out the Russian A/T gun, but then the Russians who had due to my tactical lapse had occupied the barn surged out and assaulted the Germans in the opposite building 2 - 1. Meanwhile over on the left the Germans could still not make their shots count, whilst the combined fire from the Russians finally saw them off, it all went pear shaped for Germans after that. Final score at turn 6 was 5 - 1. I must really use the down option more, perhaps with the -2 to hit in V2 I will remember to.
A most enjoyable game for a throw the toys on the table bash.
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|The Stug And Russians Play Hide And Seek|
The great Comrade General Robinski is off to the mountains of Rhanzlistan next week I believe.