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The Puma Prowls ETO (id:#56519)
Avalon Hill (Classic ASL ID:T 2)
Prior Publication: AH: The General 24-2 ASL T2(Revision: MMP Website (Download))
See Also: The Puma Prowls by Avalon Hill
Designer: Unknown
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
During the destruction of Army Group Center, the German front became pierced at many points. As the battlefield situation became more fluid, reliable information was of crucial importance to both sides. In the midst of the fighting an unusual clash occured on the outskirts of Lepel— unusual in that both recon forces were commanded by seasoned, aggressive leaders. Although the primary responsibility of both groups was to avoid contact and obtain battlefield intelligence, the aggressive nature of both commanders prevailed. A vicious firefight ensued. . .
Attacker: Russian (Recon elements, 30th Guards Tank Corps)
Defender: German (Panzer Aufklaerung Abteilung 5, 5th Panzer Division)  
Turns: 6     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Lepel, Russia 1944-06-28
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:0.0 D:0.0
AFVs: A:5
T-70 x 5

PSW 234/2 x 4

Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Russian AFV begin the MPh of Russian Player Turn 1 having already expended 7 MP.
Map Board(s): 4 22
Overlays: NONE
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phokas Added a playing2019-12-07 20:14:21
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2019-12-07(A) Kirill Oreshkin vs son German win
2019-07-13(A) Jeff B vs John Malaska Russian winThese types of AFV-only scenarios are never my favorites, usually because one side has the onus of having to accomplish VC while the other side can just sit back and let the attacker come to them. That was exactly what I did as the Russians - sat and waited at the goal line. The plan changed however when John found a nice spot for one of his ACs behind a wall with a LOS to two of my tanks. I kicked into motion with one (whom I didn't even think would have a LOS) and then the other (whom I definitely didn't think would have LOS). Had I known they both had LOS I would've taken my chances exchanging shots. As it was he then was able to move another AC up to shock one of these while the other got away. That swung the onus on me and pushed me into action. I was able to position three thanks with LOS to his lead AC and knock it out on Turn 4 (it happened to have his AL). The balance swung back to the Germans again though when my UK became a kill and he knocked out another, but this allowed me to shock two of his remaining three ACs. These were then easy pickings to knock out the next round, leaving him one AC to take on my three tanks, and that just wasn't happening.
2019-01-20(A) Louis Langdeau vs Andrew S Russian winThis was a bit one-sided. I spent some time before Andy showed up planning out where I wanted to set my defenses. Everything went pretty well as I had planned it, and Andy struggled a bit with a good approach. He finally decided to try and push in, hoping to lose one of his vehicles in exchange for breaking up my interlocking defenses. I got a good little run of shots though, and by Turn 4 all his Pumas were either wrecked or shocked.
2018-12-14(D) David Stoffey vs John Gorkowski German win
2018-12-09(D) Louis Langdeau vs Andrew S German winWe played a little fast and loose in an attempt to get our heads around the tank rules. I think we did a reasonable job of it, and I ended up having one tank left on board when the smoke cleared. Excited to give this one another go.
2018-12-08(A) Scott Fischbein vs Joe Sterphone Russian win
2018-07-21(D) Jonathan Kapleau vs Woloszyn, Raymond Russian win
2018-02-24(A) Allen Evenson vs Steve Buckley German winGermans got the draw and took out 2 Russian tanks early (Turn 2,3) and 1 later in the game. Also were able to get 2 of the Puma's off the board - Russians took out only one tank. and may have been able to get 1 or 2 off but only could have obtained 6VP max to the Germans confirmed 7VP so we called it.
2017-11-04(A) Shaun Andrews vs Bryan Register German win
2017-10-20(A) LOUIS PADOL vs Garry Kaluzny German winMy first armor scenario. Went all offense way to early!
2017-02-19(D) David Garvin vs Logan Stallings German win
2017-02-12(A) Tom Kearney vs Lindsey Murillo Russian win
2016-12-31(A) Dan Best vs James Treu Russian win
2016-12-22(D) Itinerant Hobbyist vs Jim Burris German winFirst full armor game. cool. Crew bailed and eventually took out a T-70 after getting shot at by a MA and CMG shot in the open and moving. Helped to win the game. AWESOME.
2016-08-21(D) Pieter Van Innis vs German win
2016-08-11(A) Jeff Hew vs Jon Halfin German win
2016-06-09(D) Jeff B vs Ryan Ellett Russian winPumas couldn't hit the broad side of a barn, and once one was lost the Russian floodgates opened.
2015-09-20(D) Alberto Griffa vs Mike Johnston German win
2015-05-05(D) X von Marwitz vs Steve Bond German winI played the Germans in this one. During German turn 2 I moved forward a bit daringly trusting in the protection of walls when driving into the LOS of two Russian tanks. It paid off, I could despatch both of them while surviving. Defintively, luck was on my side during this one, as my opponent could not score a single turret hit anytime he tried to hit my PSWs behind walls and he was burdened by a MA malfunction (which was repaired), too. A bit dicey, but good for learning.
2014-11-07(A) Jeff B vs Daniel Soukup Russian winAn extremely fast-playing game. I think the Russians have a definite edge in being allowed to play defense, but if the Germans can choose their targets and swarm them they have a chance.
2014-11-02(A) Benjamin Dale vs Chris Russian winFast moving scenario that helped us learn more about the way the vehicle rules work. Russians got off to a good start with a particularly lucky shot or two, leaving the way (mostly) clear to the exit hexes. However the last two turns saw the German player's only remaining Puma recklessly tearing across the board to take out a pair of T-70's and dissapear off an exit hex. Unfortunately for the Germans, this was not quite enough to equalize the scores!
2014-10-14(D) B-E Karlsson vs Russian Draw
2014-09-01(A) leo zhu vs Erwin Lau Russian winPuma rush into T70's hex and be killed.Then, Russian control the situation.
2013-04-04(A) Russell Dewhurst vs Gordon German winI set up a defensive position, but when I sent one tank across a road, a Puna reduced it to a burning wreck. Suddenly, the momentum was reversed, and I needed to stop the German armoured cars from exiting-- but I was very badly positioned for this, and my last ditch attempt proved suicidal.
2013-03-16(D) Russell Dewhurst vs Gordon Russian winMy German armoured cars did not take advantage of increased mobility over the Russian T70s. I drove up where he was parked behind walls and gave him the better shots. Didn't help that I rolled 6,6 on my first shot to Malf an MA.
2012-09-08(D) Raoul Duke vs MH Russian winFast to play, and right down to the wire. It was an open game till the last turn, when the Russians were able to kill both of the remaining Pumas trying for the exit.
2012-06-23(A) Jeff T vs JVan German winWe picked this up since our 1st game ended sooner than we thought it would. I misplayed the Russians on turn 2 leaving a road open that JVan masterfully exploited to run the gauntlet and exit one car, despite three defensive fire shots (one intensive). A Russian tank was shocked and then eliminated and JVan was up 3-0. He popped a second tank and it was 4-0 before the Russians could get going. I finally bottled him up on my left and drove a tank on the right past some shots to be free to exit. I destroyed a German Puma in turn 4 and made it 4-1 with a threat of 4-3 with the exit vehicle. I went in to try for another Puma and the tie but was taken out with a 2 on 1. That made it 5-1 and it would end 5-3 at best after Russian exit, so the Russians conceded. Fun, quick playing action with lots of options. The primary Russian objective is to block the roads as the Pumas can't go nearly as fast in open ground. Good win for JVan.
2011-09-25(A) nathan wegener vs Albert W Russian winQuick and fun as always. Puma's got the first kill and a couple exits but some heroic shooting by the remaining T-70's saved the day.
2011-01-07(D) Paul Messina vs David Hassler German winA fascinating and exciting game. David and I always have a great time with our VASL play and this was no exception.
2010-10-06(D) Lars Nordström vs Robert Andersson German win
2010-09-11(A) Fred Ingram vs Jeff Coleman German winThose pesky Puma's !!!!!! They took out one T-70 with an intensive fire shot (I was HD behind a wall). The 2nd T-70 went down easy (it had a disabled MA). I took out a Puma on a nice shot through 4 grain hexes (that 10-2 sure helped the aim). I had a final chance to even the score by my 10-2 led tank rolled boxcars. FUN game !!!!
2010-07-29(D) Carlos Fdez. vs unknown Russian win
2010-05-02(D) Steve Bowen vs TB German winGreat training scenario for AFVs. My opponent could not resist the lure of intensive fire and lost two of his MA.
2010-03-18(A) Paul Jones vs Damian Maher Russian winGreat fun little armour scrap. Simple but lots of possible permutations for both sides.
2009-08-09(A) Luke Sineath vs Mike Weiss German win
2009-06-13(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Luca Marcolungo German win
2009-02-28(D) Ian Willey vs james short German winAgainst a newbie learning armour. He attacked one on one rather than swarming
2008-11-22(A) nathan wegener vs Peter W Russian winGood scenario to learn armor basics
2008-11-21(A) nathan wegener vs Karl B German winROF wins the day for the Germans.
2008-02-21(D) Scott Fischbein vs Kevin Ryan Russian win
2008-01-13(A) Andrea Tassi vs Andrea Fantozzi German win
2006-11-30(A) Oliver Schumacher vs Alex Müller-Kehrmann Russian win
2006-11-30(D) Oliver Schumacher vs Alex Müller-Kehrmann Russian win
2006-11-20(A) Oliver Schumacher vs Patrick Schiel Russian win
2006-09-02(A) Jim Rupp vs Bill Carroll Russian win
2006-08-03(A) Keith Colins vs Scott Godfrey Russian win
2006-07-21(D) Paul Williams vs Nigel Ashcroft Russian win
2006-06-21(D) Keith Colins vs Scott Godfrey German winGood scenario for teaching Armor
2006-01-01(D) Oliver Schumacher vs Alex Müller-Kehrmann Russian win
2003-09-12(A) Steffen Knippel vs Gerry Proudfoot German win
2003-08-17(A) Steffen Knippel vs Darren Kovacs German win
2001-03-22(A) Jason Wert vs Michael Spinks German win
1998-06-18(D) Jason Wert vs Chris Clark Russian win
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The Puma Prowls [Confirmed]
[A] German 192
[D] Russian 170
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