|I deployed aggressively, I left three Matildas behind on the objectives |
in case Robin got early reserves.
|Robin deployed to defend his objective from both my main force and my|
|The Pak40's were spread out to cover all the approaches.|
|The Soviets won the dice off to go first and charge forward.|
|The KV's open up with MG's but do no damage.|
|Robin smokes the Kv's to stop them using their main guns.|
|The KV's keep coming and use the wheat field to give them cover.|
|The Matilda's Move onto the hill to give the KV-1's fire support.|
|The Soviet Airforce arrives and pins the Pak40's.|
|Again Robin smokes the KV's but this time also block the line of sight for |
|Very boring turn, the KV's move up and do no damage and Robin smokes |
them. No reserves for either of us.
|Reserves! The Stuarts arrive but thanks to the terrain they all have to make |
|...and one bog's.|
|The KV's move to the side to block the line of sight to half the paks and|
focus on the Nebs.
|The Stuarts open up and kill one of the Pioneers.|
|In Robin's turn he forgoes smoke to shot at my KV's with his Paks|
|The Nebs focus on the Stuarts also destroying one and bailing another one.|
|My last reserves automatically turn up and again all have to make bogging |
tests, with one car failing.
|No other movement for me and the KV's take out a Neb.|
|The Stuarts concentrate on the Pak40's and take one out.|
|In Robins turn the Panthers arrive from reserve.|
|And promptly destroy a Matilda.|
|The rest of the Matildas move back to protect the objectives (by which I|
mean sell their lives to buy me time!)
|The mobile recon doubles over towards the panthers, hiding behind a forest.|
|The Stuarts again shoot up the Paks, pinning them but otherwise they cause |
|After causing no damage in the shooting phase the KV's charge the Nebs |
and infantry. The pak's defensive fire shot is bounced and the KV's run
over a Neb and one stand of pioneers.
|Robin's Germans pull back and the KV's keep coming.|
|Robin tries to withdraw the Nebs off the table but fails his skill test and so|
they are destroyed.
|Robin gets both reserves and start to move towards the objectives.|
|One of the Panthers moves up to shoot the arriving Matildas.|
|The far Panther misses but the closest one destroys two more Matildas.|
|The Paks shoot the Stuarts and take out two more.|
|The Matildas move up to save the objective and to catch the Pioneers in the open.|
|The BA-64's move up behind the wood to contest the objectives if the|
|The KVs keep coming, taking aim at the Pak 40's...|
|...and take out one of them putting the Paks on a test which they pass.|
|The Matildas catch the Pioneers in the open and destroy over half the|
platoon. But the pioneers hold.
|With the Pak's mostly dealt with the KV's charge into the infantry again.|
|They only destroy one team and again Robin pulls back.|
|The KV's push Robin's infantry back after the combat, at this point the |
objective is in my hands
|But robin is able to sneak the 2IC around the sides and contest the objective.|
|The combined fire from the Panthers and Captured KV reduces the Matildas|
to 3 tanks,,,
|...and they fail their morale test.... why do I spend all these points on |
|The BA-64's are able to move up and contest the objectives, yes one of them |
is face to face with a Panthers! (I never said it was a safe plan!)
|The Stuarts move up to help clear the objective.|
|The KV's attack the German infantry to try and clear the other objective,|
forgot to say some of the infantry failed to dig in after the last assault.
|The Stuarts take out the remaining Pak40 and the platoon commander runs off.|
|One of the pioneers in the open is taken out by MG fire.|
|The KV's again assault the Pioneers.|
|And again only take out one team.|
|Robin falls back again and if he fails to unpin the game is mine!|
|The Stuarts assault the observer for a free move.|
|The Panthers and looted KV move up to shoot the armoured cars.|
|Killing one and bailing the other two, they pass their test buying me another|
turn to win the game!
|The turn starts badly as the two armoured cars fail to remount.... again why|
do I spend the points on fearless! I now have to try and break robins army,
two platoon kills will do it. But the plane fails to show and the best I can do
|We play on for the rest of my turn just to see what would have happened if|
the BA-64's had passed their test. The KV-1's wipe out the pionners...
|...and the Stuarts kill the 2IC....|
|...even with 3 of them bogging on the way out. If one of the BA-64's had |
passed the test I would have had both objectives and Robin wouldn't have
been able to stop me... oh well!
|4-3 to Robin, but man I feel like that one was taken away from me... failing the 3+ Morale test on the Matildas and then 2 Motivation tests on the BA-64's to keep the objective contested was a little unlucky... saying that Robin failed almost every 4+ unpinning test he tried to make so I guess that sort of balanced out. Still that could have easily been a 5-2 win to me. |
On the positive side I felt I played a lot better than I did against KP and really dictated the the game. It would have been nice if the plane had been a little better, that's two games now with the grand total of 2 pinned platoons and no casualties. Still too late to change the list. I have another couple of practice games coming up before Warfare so hopefully I will do a little better before that weekend.
Thanks for reading Ben