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Scenario of the Month: Player's games logged
|Clash at Borisovka||Craig Reiner||German||2021-01-14||Won||Playing with the Russian balance, the Russians used their extra MP in turn 1 to get most of their T34s half-way to the other edge in roughly 3 groups, one in the east, one in the center and the other on the west side. One T34 took an overwatch position on the hill in the center of the board. The Germans responded with bringing one Tiger onto the west-most hill on their side of board v and the other on the center hill to claim height advantage. Two PzKw IVs guarded the east-most pass with one taking position on the east-most hill while the other two moved in to add additional crossfire to the open spaces of board t as well as protect the rears of the Tigers. The only T34 on the hill fired on the center Tiger while several T34s in the center took shots at the west-most Tiger but being buttoned up against hull-down, moving Tigers at long range meant no hits. The Tigers, however, proved more accurate, one taking out the overwatch T34 with a critical hit and the other bagging one of the other T34s in the center, for 2 quick kills. The PzKw IVs took ACQ shots to prepare for the Russian rush in turn 2. |
The east-most T34s climbed up the hills, two the center hill and one the east-most hill to engage the center Tiger and the overwatch PzKwIV. The west-most T34s swung around the line of trees in front of the west hill, scaring the PzKwIV there into motion and unleashing a fog of smoke to protect itself. Instead of engaging these T34s, the Tiger waited for the center T34s in its LOS to start up, taking out one and watching the other make a run to the east-most hill area. Defensive Fire watched the Germans continue to rack up kills, as the T34 on the east-most hill got hit by the hilltop PzKwIV and the center Tiger took out one of the T34s on the center hill. With time to turn, the other Tiger turned its hull to face down the T34s that looped around the woods. The Russians got their volley of shots and while one came close to taking out one of the Tigers, none scored a kill. Unfortunately, many T34s were now vunerable to the next volley of shots in the German Turn 2 PFPh and the Tigers continued their precision firing with two more kills. The Russian now had to get several kills to have a chance and eyed the smoke-shrouded PzKwIV first, but just as it emerged from the smoke, one T34 malfed his MA and the other missed as the PzKwIV ran by, then tried an intensive fire shot which malfed that MA as well. The PzKwIV was going to just run and hide but seeing his sudden advantage, stopped and prepared to fire. The other PzKwIVs shifted to cover exits more effectively and join in on the kill of the malfed T34s, which one did in the AFPh.
The Russian now ran off the board with the two surviving T34s in the Turn 3 MPh. The German gunners suddenly went cold and couldn't hit, but the damage was done and the Germans secured a victory.
|Legio Patria Nostra||Mr. Jason||German||2020-12-24||Lost||Jason (FF) occupied the O6 building to start and started a slow advance along a broad front, probing for a weakness. A few shots by the Germans kept the FF moving cautiously. The FF moved the captured MG out of the O6 building, leaving the German player with an opportunity to counterattack and retake the building in their turn 2, but at the cost of breaking the units guarding the P9 building. The FF retook the building the next turn and was able to get in the P9 building before the Germans could rally. A struggle for building O3 was the focus for a couple of turns as the FF units in the P9 building were stymied by the Germans guns in building K8. The FF finally took building O3 in turn 5 and the remaining German units repositioned to guard L4 and N7. The FF N7 assault failed but one brave FF unit snuck around from the O3 building, evading fire to get into L4. The Germans unfortunately did not have a unit in K5 so this was the 4th building for the FF and so the German had to take the L4 building back. The German jumped the FF unit on the final turn and entered CC but rolled boxcars to give the FF the win.||8|
|Ad Hoc at Chef-Du-Pont||Craig Reiner||American||2020-11-14||Lost||The German gave me an opening at setup so I decided the left flank was going to rush to the exit while the right flank held up the Germans on that side of the map. All went well and even looked good for the Americans as Gavin & a squad broke into the wheat field on the bottom right on turn 3 but a tactical blunder left those units vulnerable and my opponent took advantage of the missed LOS and took out the squad. Another boxcars followed by a 6 took down the broken 9-2 on the left later and in the final turn, another snake eyes on a 2/-2 residual took out the exit squad on the left flank. Excellent fall back defense by the Germans paid off!||8|
Scenario of the Month: Contested Settlement: Scenario plays
|Alexey Kolleganov||2021-06-08||Full 6 turns, aprox 6 hours of playing.|
We enjoyed the scenario, despite making some mistakes while playing.
|Igor Luckyanov||2021-06-15||(VASL Log)|