Monday, 21 May 2012

Operation Sealion AAR: Breakout from Wiltshire

Hello all,

This is my first WWPD Operation Sea Lion AAR, in fact this is my first ever AAR! I hope you enjoy it and any tips would be appreciated. So to the Report:-

The Hungarian 1st Army has broken through the Allied front line and is heading towards Bristol, on the out skirts of the town their way is blocked by a Battalion of Free Soviets.

The Mission:- Free For All

ARMY LISTS


ConfidentVeteran Rohamágyús Üteg
25th Assault Company
Hungarian Late-War
PlatoonQtyUnitPoints
Headquarters
Rohamágyús Üteg HQ p.215
1Zrínyi II75
Combat Platoons
Rohamágyús Platoon p.215
3Zrínyi II225
Rohamágyús Platoon p.215
3Zrínyi II225
Rohamágyús Platoon p.215
3Zrínyi II225
Divisional Support Platoons
Harckocsizó Platoon p.207
2Tiger I E390
Assault Pioneer Platoon p.224
1
9
Cmd Pioneer Rifle/MG team
Pioneer Rifle/MG team
270
Rocket Launcher BatteryConfidentTrained  p.225
1
1
6
Cmd Rifle team
Observer Rifle team
150mm 43M rocket launcher
150
Company Points:1560
Source document: Grey Wolf




ConfidentTrained Strelkovy Batalon (Red Army)
Rifle Battalion
Soviet Late-War
PlatoonQtyUnitPoints
Headquarters
Strelkovy Batalon HQ (Red Army) p.25
2
1
Cmd Rifle team
Komissar team
30
Combat Companies
Strelkovy Company (Red Army) p.26
1
1
21
1
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Komissar team
Rifle/MG team
Maksim HMG team
390
Strelkovy Company (Red Army) p.26
1
1
21
Cmd Rifle/MG team
Komissar team
Rifle/MG team
365
Weapons Companies
Strelkovy Scout PlatoonFearlessVeteran  p.27
1
4
Cmd SMG team
SMG team
165
Corps Support Companies
Tankovy Company p.22
5T-34 obr 1942275
Artillery Battalion (Red Army) p.138
1
1
1
4
Cmd Rifle team
Staff team
Observer Rifle team
76mm ZIS-3 field gun
140
Air Support p.141
5Limited Air Support Il-2 Shturmovik200
Company Points:1565
Source document: Red Bear

 DEPLOYMENT

The Soviets cover the whole board!
The soviet infantry spread out across the whole battleline ready to assault.
The Artillery and T-34's protect the Soviet left flank.
The Scouts after the infiltrate move
Hungarian rockets at the back prepare to fire.
Hungarian Pioneeers and Assault Guns.
Hungarian right flank, the Tigers sitting on over watch.


Deployment Summary:-
Hungarian Assault Guns:- 3 Zrínyi's deploy on the left around the forests along with the CO and a pioneer platoon. 3 Zrínyi's deploy in the centre with the Rockets. And on the right, Zrínyi's and the Tigers cover the right flank.

Soviet Infantry:- Infantry spreads out to assault all of the objectives. The Artillery and T-34's look to attack the left flank.The scouts infiltrate and take the Manor House.

TURN 1

The Hungarians start the advance.
The Pioneers push forwards.
The Assault guns aim to clear the area of the Soviet scouts.
First Blood
I don't think the company commander even notice 4 less men.
The Assault guns shoot at the Artillery but don't hit any of them
The Tigers take aim at the Artillery but also miss.
The Assault guns move up to support the Pioneers
The Soviet wave assault begins
Charge!
Charge!
Yes that's right the Hungarian Stuka is bombing his own men!
The Bomb bounces of the Tiger.
COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Hungarians
  • None                              
Free Soviets
  • Strelkovy Company 1: 1 Stand






TURN 1 SUMMARY
 
Hungarians: Slowly advances.
Free Soviets: The infantry advance with the tanks.

TURN 2



The Zrínyi II's take aim at the advancing soviet hordes...
...blasting a few stands to pieces....
...and machine gunning a few more.
The Tigers and Zrínyi's combined fire but only bail out 2 T-34s.
The Rockets open up on the middle Company.
They keep coming.
The T-34's look to exploit a gave in the Hungarian lines but fail to hit anything. The artillery does hit them but fails to
do any damage.
The infantry gets closer...
... and closer
The Soviets charge the tigers...
...causing them to break fall back.

                              COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Hungarians
  • None                            
Free Soviets
  • Strelkovy Company 1: 6 Stands
  • Strelkovy Company 2: 2 Stands










TURN 2 SUMMARY
 
Hungarians: The Pioneers dig in. The Zrínyi's, Tigers and Rockets shoot at the advancing infantry.

Free Soviets: Keep advancing.


TURN 3

The counter attack begins.
The Zrínyi's fallback to block the T-34's
The Pioneers keep their heads down.
The left flank Zrínyi's move back to get a better shot at the Soviet infantry.
Th middle Zrínyi's advance to help the Tigers.
The Tigers get ready to assault.
This time the Zrínyi's take out 2 T-34's

The Tigers open fire.
As do the Zrínyi's killing 7 stands between them
The Soviet right flank also takes a pounding.
The Tigers assault! Which leads to the waste assault ever...
Snake eyes to hit, the soviets counter and fail to hit....
....this time I get two 2's to hit....
...but the soviets fail to counter attack and kill the Batalon kommissar!
After falling back the take a platoon moral check....
...and fail that killing the Company Kommissar as well!
The Soviets throw everything at the Hungarians hoping to try and make a break through.
Ivan is upon the Hungarian line.
The T-34's try to out flank the Zrínyis, and miss again.
The scouts prepare to charge the middle Zrínyis.
The infantry and artillery combined to pin the Pioneers
Again the Hungarian air force attacks their own troops, this time killing the platoon commander and pinning the Artillery.
(If you haven't guessed it's counting as a Shturmovik).
The remaining Strelkovy Company charges the left hand Zrínyi platoon....
























... killing the Company commander and one of the platoon members
COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Hungarians
  • Company HQ: Destroyed
  • Zrínyi II: 1 Stand                       
  • Rocket Artillery: 1 Stand
Free Soviets

  • Batalion Kommissar: Destroyed
  • Strelkovy Company 1: Destroyed
  • Strelkovy Company 2: 14 Stands
  • T34s:  2 Tanks
  • Scouts: 2 Stands







TURN 3 SUMMARY
 
Hungarians: The Tigers assault backed up by the Zrínyi's destroys a Strelkovy Company. The rest of the army wears down the rest.
Free Soviets: The Soviets assault bounces.

TURN 4

The Hungarians mop up.




















The Tigers turn and kill a T-34s and brake the unit.
The Zrínyi II's brake the Artillery.
The left hand Zrínyi platoon and Pioneers clear out the last of the Soviet infantry killing the 1IC and 2IC braking the Soviets.
COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
Hungarians
  • Company HQ: Destroyed
  • Zrínyi II: 1 Stand          
  • Rocket Artillery: 1 Stand
Free Soviets

  • Batalion HQ: Destroyed
  • Batalion Kommissar: Destroyed
  • Strelkovy Company 1: Destroyed
  • Strelkovy Company 2: Destroyed
  • T34s:  Destroyed
  • Scouts: 2 Stands
  •  ZIS-3 field gun: Destroyed






TURN 4 SUMMARY
Hungarians: Mop up the last few Soviets. 

Free Soviets: Rout!
Result: 6-1 Hungarians

SUMMARY

 Wow Zrínyi's with breakthrough gun are amazing against infantry companies. I do think Maz was unlucky with his T-34's and should have killed my right flank Zrínyi Platoon. Also a few other things went against him that could have made the game closer. We also forgot to infiltrate on of his Strelkovy Company's with the scouts, which would have changed the game. Over all a fun game and I'm looking forward to the rematch when I get mu infantry together.

Hope you enjoyed reading about the game, I hope it makes sence! I'd love some feed back as this was my first go at an AAR. 

Thanks for reading Ben




6 comments:

  1. I liked it. The maps must have taken a lot of work but really help you understand the situation. The stuka thing wasn't clear to me though.

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  2. Nice report - I liked the diagrams, what software did you use for them?
    Good to see an Axis win too... I'm playing my Panzer Lehr against the Brits on friday night...

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  3. Thanks Guys.

    @ Ferb - I was going to edit the stuka thing but I'm going to add the "Stuka" bombing their own troops into my next background piece, which I'll do after playing Adam at the weekend.

    @ Scott - I was using a free program called http://www.battlechronicler.com/ it's designed for games like WFB but was quite easy to edit for FOW. The only problem is units like Artillery with big bases and small, but for these I just made them as 2 or 3 units.

    My next AAR will be up on Sunday or Monday so watch out!

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    1. Thanks Ben, I'll check it out.

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