Tuesday, November 3, 2009

From somewhere in Russia

As promised a few pictures from the game we played after Inchon, this one set during WW2. Neither the T34s nor the naval infantry really got going from start to finish.

A couple of Dave's KVs. They did a wee bit of shooting, but their nearest opponents were Tiger 1s, so they didn't get too close.

This shows the end of a village that was on the extreme right of the German line, and once the Soviet recon units were checked this flank was denied to them by the Pak40 and a few engineer platoons.

Rear of the right flank, showing the German HQ.

These Tigers more or less controlled any movement through the center board area. Dave tried a couple of times to shift them, but in the end was unsuccessful, and they caused him much distress.

The SUs bearing a casemate mounted weapon couldn't go hull-down, which was part of the reason the Tigers did so well here.

These PIIIs fended off Dave's T34s all night. They took a few losses and had their problems with morale but overall performed beyond expectations.

This shows the one really good action for the Soviets, Stugs way outgunned by the ISU152s, and although German infantry and armour later gained the hill, there wasn't enough left in either to do much else with.

I think we only played about seven turns but if it had gone the full distance the Germans would have easily come out on top, with better field position and less depleted and broken units than the Soviets. Both sides used HVAP ammunition quite sparingly which is unusual, but most exchanges were at mid to long range. Quite a good bash to keep the tread-head in Dave happy, probably a good thing that my board is not big enough to do Kursk.


  1. We've found the way to stop Tigers dominating the board (if no air support is available) is to hit them with an indirect artillery barrage. Even a Tiger is vulnerable to 122mm shells raining down from above......

  2. Have to try that one, thanks for the tip mate.