I had not played a BG game in over a year and Jon even longer, however by turn two we are both more or less in the swing of it again.
When I perused the opposing forces I thought the game would be a walk over for the Russians, the reality was to be otherwise, I think I underestimated the value of the extensive German trenches, a very close game ensued, with lady luck aiding and deserting both sides in equal measure too.
When close of play came the Russians had not achieved their objective and were one, two at most chit draws from breaking off the assault and withdrawing, whilst the vastly depleted Germans were still in fine fettle with ten BR points away, a real backs to the wall performance from the Volksgrenadiers. We thought that if play continued the Russians would reach their BR before they could wipe out the last surviving Volksgrenadiers, so a win was awarded to the Germans.
The big open space on the table did not make for great photo opportunities, but here are a few for a flavour of the action.
|Setting The scene.|
|A T34 is panzerschrecked|
|I believe we are being flanked Hans|
|One down two to go.|
|Advancing IS2 prior to being KO'd by a nebelwerfer barrage|
Back to GHQ next week where Baldinus and Pompous will again battle for control of the empire.