Ian and I ran my cossacks and his mixed tankovy:
|Mixed Tankovy Conscript|
|3x||BA 64 (trained)||75|
|4x||76mm Obr 1927||75|
|4x||45mm Orb 1937 (AT 7)||105|
|4x||KV 1E (FA 9)- Conscripts||430|
Dale, Kent and Albert shared the panzer company and Nigel's panzer grenadiers.
|HQ + 1x P/K||50|
|7x||MG Teams + P/K||195|
|7x||MG teams + P/K||195|
|3x||Stug F (FA 5)||420|
|4x||82mm Mortars (2x observers)||120|
|German Panzer Company|
|1x||Mk IV F1, 1x III Late J||205|
|4x||Mk III late Js||420|
|2x||231 Armoured Cars||85|
|2x||Mk IV F2, 1x F1||390|
The Germans were going to struggle to deal with the KVs- just as they did in the real world and it is nice to see the Germans wincing for a change.
Mission as encounter, as with FFA we added a 3rd objective to each side to stop a "rugby scrum" from enveloping and it works well with multiplayer games.
This battle represented the start of Operation Winterstorm with the 6th panzer running into advanced elements of a Soviet tank corps (2nd?). The ground counted as frozen snow so standard cross-country rules applied and the Germans got a bonus of limited stuka support.
Turn 1. Ian advances his T34s in a bold flanking move that wrongfoots the Axis players.
Turn 2 the T34 assault up onto a wooded hill but being conscripts miss almost all the Germans who slink back into the woods.
Victory to the Soviets
A fun game that was a real nailbiter. the extra objectives ensured that the players had to spread their forces and both sides had real chances of winning it.