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3rd RTR in the Rain ETO (id:#56442)
Multi-Man Publishing (ASL Journal # 3 ID:J 43)
Prior Publication: Dispatches from the Bunker #10: DB020
See Also: West Front Series #1: 3rd RTR in the Rain by The Bunker
Designer: Steven Johns
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Balance:
BritishGerman
Overview:
In their attempts to stem the German advance to Calais and other port cities, the British dispatched the 3rd Royal Tank Brigade, composed of the 2nd king's Royal Rifles and the 1st Queen's Victoria Rifles. On 23 May, these units sallied aggressively out of Calais, attempting to breach the German line and, under a heavy rain, hit the 10th Panzer Division in the flank. In Guines, elements of a recon unit had already taken up positions with the support of an anti-tank gun. The British attempted to clear this force and continue their drive east.
Attacker: British (1st Queen's Victoria Rifles/3rd Royal Tank Regiment)
Defender: German (Panzer Auflärung Abteilung 5, Panzer Division 10/Panzer Regiment 4)  
Turns: 6     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Guines, France 1940-05-23
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:9.0 D:5.0
AFVs: A:5
A13 Mk II x 2
A9 x 2
Mk VIC x 1

D:3
PzKpfw IVD x 1
PzKpfw IIIF x 2

Guns: A:0
OML 2-in. Mortar x 1
Boys ATR x 1
D:1
3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 1
7.92 PzB 39 ATR x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Heavy (E3.51) is falling and will not stop! All Hedges are Walls. Wood Buildings.
Map Board(s): 17
Overlays: Wd2
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2019-05-31(D) Marco Pasquini vs Isella Stefano British win
2019-05-31(D) Marco Pasquini vs Isella Stefano British win
2018-05-17(D) Louis Langdeau vs Lee M British winI got completely trashed. First time out with serious amounts of armor, and it showed. I had some difficulty understanding what armor was able to do, and how it should be used. In that sense, at the very least, this was a very enlightening game. Lee rolled right over some troops I left behind a wall in the open, eating a good amount of my already sparse troops and completely collapsing my flank. I destroyed two of his five tanks on the way in with my concealed gun, but poor usage of my own armor soon after left me with only my 75*. After the rest of my squads broke on turn 4, it was over. I feel like I can see some of the ways that armor effects the game now, and will try to take that into consideration during a re-read of the rules.
2017-11-23(D) X von Marwitz vs Stephan Jacobi German winAfter a couple of years I played this one again when one of my opponents proposed the scenario, once more as the defending Germans. Also in this second playing, the game was fun. In the early game, I was quite lucky to inflict some breaks on the British advancing on the northern flank. In the south, the Germans were more hard pressed, but the ATG managed to kill two tanks (one of them due to a very close and tricky but clear LOS) before being taken out by the British MTR. Around Turn 3, the British pressure mounted and my 1.5 squads and 8-0 in the central building were in dire straits: the 8-0 died due to fate, the 468+ATR was broken and the HS found it prudent to withdraw while still able to. Furthermore, the British had moved into a strong position in the south in the westernmost woods and behind the wall. In the north, however, I managed to keep a couple of British squads under DM that were stuck in the woods hexes on the board edge, which took out significant pressure from the British attack. I committed my tanks in German Turn 3, which cost each side one tank. French Turn 4 saw a limited armored attack by the French, which again cost each side one tank, so only one PzIII and the best British tank were left. However, the German infantry in the central building did recover and was reinforced. Despite being pushed back in the southern woods and a HS and the ATG being captured, ther Germans were still lodged in the buildings. A British HS poised to take one building had to pass a 1MC but rolled boxcars for Multiple Casualties. Another squad with ATR was broken. With only two movement phases remaining and numerous British units broken, my opponent conceded as the Germans were still in good positions and the remaining British would have had a tough time getting close to some of the buildings. Again, a fun playing.
2016-06-14(A) Richard Carter vs German winthe approach can be deadly for the british. I had one of my tanks go on a killing spree but it wasn't enough. Cybervasleague
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(J043 3rd RTR In The Rain Scenario Archive.jpg)Imagevon Marwitz480
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J43 3rd RTR in the Rain with Terrain changes and overlay (all hedges should be walls) (3rd RTR in the Rain.jpg)Map ImageThripshaw563
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Statistics:
Avg Rating: 7.05Votes: 61
Views: 6051
To-Play list count: 14
Estimated Play time: 4 hours
Recorded Games: 50
Archive recorded plays:
British27
German23
Drawn:0

ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
3rd RTR in the Rain [Confirmed]
[A] German 162
[D] British 154
Tuesday 10 December 2019 03:32:22 AM  (c)dramsey 2019