Starter Kit competition
Scenario of the Month: Player's games logged
|Ripples on the Pond||Steve Boro||German||2021-03-20||Won||Turn 1 started badly for the American when a German AT gun appeared and was able to destroy two American tanks despite movement and hindrance TH modifiers. With that initial loss, the Americans advanced cautiously costing valuable time to reach the exit edge. A flanking force maneuvered around the German right, but woods and distance kept them from making substantive gains.||7|
|Legio Patria Nostra||David Cheever||Free French||2020-12-23||Won||The French set up it's captured MMG in the center building hoping to focus the thrust through the center hill. The French initial advance was methodical, moving to his stepping off point in the first buildings. The Germans forced the center building entering into CC against the French half squad, but was left in Melee. On Turn 2 the French forces were able to quickly advance to the center, enter the Melee and win CC. Capitalizing on the success in the center, the French pushed on primarily in the center against the German 9-2 and MMC with MMG. By Turn 5, with almost all of his forces either broken on in Melee with little hope of survival, the German player conceeded.||8|
|Legio Patria Nostra||Jason Mr.||Free French||2020-12-15||Lost||The French drive suffered immediate losses under German DefF with 2 KIAs. The French advance was steady, but was unable to cause any MC, let alone break any German MMCs.. By Turn 4 the French had advanced on the German Right and Center, broke one gun crew and eliminated the other gun crew. However, the rest of the German force remained intact and unbroken while the French suffered ELRs and CRs. On the last turn the French made a final desperate push across the road capturing the 3rd of 4 victory buildings, but were unable to gain control of the 4th building.||8|
|Ad Hoc at Chef-Du-Pont||Mark Dennehy||German||2020-11-14||Won||The scenario opened with the Americans charging forward in the West taking quick advantage of a gaping hole in the German left flank defense. In the East, the American advance on the German right flank was slower. However, the Americans were able to maintain a steady advance through Turn 2 steadily increasing the pressure on the German defense.|
Continuing on the left, the defense quickly crumbled as the American entered Close Combat against a pinned CX squad who was easily dispatched. The Germans tried to adjust and fall back but they were not well positioned for a withdrawal towards the Exit Hex. In Turn 3, it was beginning to look grim on the right as the Americans were finally able to successfully lay covering smoke allowing a 10-2 leader and squad to dash towards the exit. With no one able to intervene, the Germans watched in dismay as the American troops sprinted past. But the Americans were a little too reckless and stumbled into a leader directed long range 4-1 shot from the German left flank. The Germans rolled snake eyes for a 1KIA eliminating the squad and breaking the 10-2 leader.
The Germans, needing to take advantage of the American mishap, again shifted forces from the left to the center. The German leader and squad that had so successfully attacked the American SMC and MMC made the same error, running into a 2-2 shot. Fortunately for the Germans, weapons accuracy was not as good and the force was able to safely continue safely. On the right, the American forces were too strong to risk a move across open ground, even though the German forces were sorely needed to bolster the center.
In Turn 4, the Americans were within striking distance of the exit hex when the 10-2 leader on the right rallied, while on the left a good order 9-2 leader with MMC were just 6 hexes away. The 9-2 leader and MMC assault moved into a woods hex towards the nearby goal. But, the German 8-1 leader and MMC with LMG, the same ones who had eliminated the MMC with 10-2 leader, were able to break the American leader and pin the squad. Their commanding officer has completed the Iron Cross citation for their bravery and expects it will be presented by the General soon after the battle comes to a close. Nearby, anxious to make better progress, the Americans advanced into Close Combat with only 3-2 odds. They succeeded without incurring any losses, or worse, the delay of Melee. But, to add insult to injury, in the next Rally Phase, the broken American 9-2 rolled boxcars followed by a 6 for a wound severity check. The squad with him, totally demoralized, quickly broke.
On the Axis Turn 4, the Germans were desperate to move the two squads and leader from the East side to the center, closer to the all-important exit hex. The Germans Prep Fired the MMC and MMG, broke an American MMC, retained rate, and pinned a second MMC. The Germans saw a sliver of light, split up forces, and ran for the woods and buildings on the other side of open ground. The Americans, exasperated by the continued setbacks, shot all they could muster from the grain fields, but it was not enough. The Germans made it across winded but unscathed. In the West, what little remained of the German force continued to shift to the center. The Americans caught a glimpse of the German troops as they maneuvered through buildings and across an open road. The Americans tried to stop them by laying down fire, but each shot was narrowly blocked by the edge of a building. On the even of Turn 5, it looked as though the Germans clawed their way back in a position to achieve victory. But the advantage was precarious. Any mistake by either side would turn the tide. The Americans pressed their forces whittling down the few remaining defenders. On Turn 6, the Americans made a final push. But, in the end, the Germans were able to withdraw enough strength to cover the exit hex. The last American squad within reach broke just two hexes away. A hard fought win for the Germans.
|Ad Hoc at Chef-Du-Pont||Cesar Moreno||German||2020-11-12||Lost||American entry was bold and successful. The first line of German defense was essentially eliminated. The American continued to used skillful movement to cause German units to be eliminated due to failure to rout. The advance quickly slowed in Turn 3 when the Germans successfully fell back and established a firm defense. The American bold moves eventually cost him when the German MMG hit the American 10-3 and squads with a low roll. American continued pressure won out when the German MMG malfunctioned leaving the German with few resources against a nearly intact American force. The German conceded at Turn 5.||5|
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)|