We rolled for a random mission and it was fighting withdrawal and as i was an infantry company and Mark was tanks i would be defending. I was looking forward to this as my army i didn't think is well equipped to deal with large numbers of tanks so this would be a good test.
|The Setup my forces on the left Mark's on the Right|
|The left flank My Artillery kv1 and an infantry platoon held this side with the HMG and mortar platoon in the middle of the table. They would be holding 2 of the objectives.|
|The right flank the second infantry platoon, AA guns and the Katyusha battery would be holding the 3rd objective.|
|The T-60's and AA trucks charge forward while my troops await their fate.|
|Same thing in this flank T-60's the Kv2 and unarmed sappers move to position.|
|In my first turn in reply i decide that is far enough for the T-60's spring my 45mm AT guns from ambush. But sadly only killing 2 and bailing 1 with 6 shots hitting on 2+ I expected more.|
|Mark's Katyusha made a mess of mine killing 3 of the 4 trucks which is only fair. After all my |
Katyusha's killed his AA trucks the turn before.
|The unarmed sappers decide to let the Kv-2 clear the way before stepping out in the open for their assault.|
|Mark's T-60s charge up the hill into the first assault of the game killing 3 stands of men. The T-34's kill both the 37mm AA guns getting rid of any decant defensive fire for the troops.|
|My troops wern't in the mood for a counter charge their foxholes where nice and warm. My Katyusha platoon or what was left of it was the first to be pulled off the line.|
|After the Kv-2 failed to make any impression on the troops in front of him the unarmed sappers went for it managing to kill one stand. My artillery guns killed another T-60 and bailed 2 more.|
|With the unarmed sappers in the open after the assault 3 of my Maksin HMG's open up on them dealing a lethal blow. The artillery guns killed 1 more T-60 forcing them to flee. This flank was staring to look secure the other flank how ever....|
|I was slowly being whittled down only just passing some motivation tests although I might of shot a few men n the process.|
|With this flank falling apart for Mark he just charged strait for the objective with his Kv-2. So I swarmed it in an attempt to kill it in assault. This turn the HMG's where pulled off with no infantry left on table their work was done.|
|Turn six my men had just fled but i was able to withdraw the first objective and the Kv-1 was on hand to hold back the tanks from moving onto the center objective killing 2 T-60's in the process.|
|After 2 assaults with the Kv-2 i was able to make him break off but as i had him surrounded it meant his death. Mark's company commander arrived on the scene just a turn too late to help.|
|With too many tanks for the Kv-1 to stop they stated getting through but at this point we had got to the start of turn 8 which is the end of the game so no more could be done.|
Well it ended up being a very hard fought 4-3 win to my Soviets. I'm glad I could face a typical early war tank army as I feel I lack the amount of AT assets needed for early war but with this army you have some tanks or guns but not both. I feel that i should be ok vs an Infantry army given my amount of infantry, HMG's and template weapons. Well next stop Auckland for Natcon thanks for reading.