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Thursday, February 16, 2012

V3: Soviet Strekovy & Heavy Assault VS German Sturmkompanie and Tiger Company

Steven, Luke, Big Ted and Dirty Jon test out their Cold Wars lists in a brand new Version 3 Battle! The boys rolled Encounter and proceeded to mix it up outside of a town on the East Front. We each has 1000 points, with the ability to share up to 200 points between the two Companies.


German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
  • HQ - CiC, 2iC both with Faust/SMG (CV)
  • 1st Sturm Platoon + 1 HMG, 1 Panzerschreck
  • 2nd Sturm Platoon + 1 HMG, 2 Panzerschreck
  • 3 Neblewerfers
  • 2 PAK 40s
  • Sporadic Ju-87s
  • HQ - Tiger (CV)
  • 1st Tank Platoon - 2 Tigers
  • 2nd Tank Platoon - 2 Tigers
Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company
  • Guards Strelkovy HQ + Sappers w/ Wagon (FT)
  • 2 Platoon Guards Strelkovy w/ komissar & SMG
  • 1 Platoon Guards Strelkovy w/ komissar
  • Scouts w/ 1 section
  • 3x AAA Gun trucks
  • 4x Flame Throwers
  • Guard Assault Tank HQ: 1 IS-2 w/ .50 cal
  • 4 ISU-122 w/.50cal + Leytenant S Rat
  • 3 ISU-122 w/.50cal





SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

Soviets massed for the Attack!

Grens deployed on objectives, with Tigers in the middle. Red Horde is prepared to push the right side hard. The Soviet 2iC is visible alone in the upper left wheat field....






UNITS IN RESERVE
German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
  • 2nd Tank Platoon - 2 Tigers
  • 3 Neblewerfers
Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company
  • 3 ISU-122 w/.50cal
  • Scouts w/ 1 section
  • 1 Platoon Guards Strelkovy w/ komissar




DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY
German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie: The Germans put their Objective in a pretty bad place and have to plop a Grenadier unit on each, far away from each other. The Tiger Platoon and CiC deploy in woods, ready to support either objective.
Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company: The Reds put their big Infantry and big Tank units on near one side to push the objective early. AAA trucks are positioned to fend off the pesky German air.



TURN 1

Germans just dig and shoot ineffectively -- Soviets move out!

ISU-122s bog one and leave another exposed to the Tigers on the hill.

The bogged ISU-122 is still on the Soviet objective.



COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
    Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company




      TURN 1 SUMMARY
      German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie: Germans attempt to dig in on the objectives and take shots at the ISU-122s to no effect. Air takes out an ISU-122.
      Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company: Soviets advance and duck the Tigers.



      TURN 2

      Tigers take shots and bail 1 ISU-122.

      German planes roll in and bomb the Soviet Armor! 1 is destroyed!

      The Red Horde advances through the trees.



      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
      German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
        Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company




          TURN 2 SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie: The Germans Tigers bail 1 ISU-122 and destory another with air. The infantry prepares for the Red Horde assault.
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company: Soviets move up toward the objective with the ISU-122s supporting the Infantry.



          TURN 3

          With nothing to shoot, Tigers move to support the Infantry and the CiC gets bogged down.

          The Grenadiers finally get Dug-In and wait for the red storm.




          COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
          • 3 Stands of Infantry
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company
          • 1 ISU-122
          • 2 Stands of Infantry



          TURN 3 SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie: No Reserves for the Germans. The Tigers move to support the Grenadiers for the coming Assault.
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company: No Soviet Reserves. The Soviets move and prepare for the Assault.



          TURN 4

          The far side of the board is pretty lonely and uneventful for the Krauts....

          The Reds advance and let loose with the Flamethrowers!

          Soviet forces are pinned in Defensive Fire and suffer 2 Casualties.



          COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
          • 3 Stands of Infantry
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company
          • 1 ISU-122




          TURN 4 SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie: Germans get 2 more Tigers from Reserves and move them up to support the Grenadiers.
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company: The Soviets move up and Flame the Grenadiers. The Assault is launched, but the Germans barely pin them and fight off the Assault. V3 clearly had an impact with the 8" rule, pinned MGs ROF 2, etc.



          TURN 5

          Tigers are in support of the Grenadiers, who have already beaten off one Assault.

          The lazy side of the board moves into the buildings for wine, cheese and fresh sheets.

          ISU-122s arrive. The other platoon moves up to challenge the Tigers, as their fire as been ineffective so far.

          The Assault is lined up - the Soviets lose a couple to Defensive Fire. This time, they get in.

          The Soviets totally whiff and the Germans roar back. The bloodbath begins....

          The Germans crush the Soviets and drive them off.



          COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
          • 3 Stands of Infantr
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company
          • Bloodbath




          TURN 5 SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie: PAK 40s arrive on the board. The Germans do nothing in their turn, but get very lucky in a Counter-Assault.
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company: Soviet Reserves arrive -- 3 more ISU-122s! Another disasterous Assault by the USSR leaves them in a bad way.



          TURN 6

          The Germans prepare to assault the remnants of the Strelkovy.

          The krauts take out 2 of the 3 AAA Trucks with the Tigers... but risk the retun fire of the ISU-122s.




          COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie
          • Bloodbath
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company
          • Bloodbath




          TURN 6 SUMMARY
          German Sturmkompanie & Schwere Panzerkompanie: The Germans kill off the Strelkovy and have to take out 1 more truck to (V2)Win the Game (V3) Force the 2iC to take a Company Morale Check.
          Soviet Guards Strelkovy and Guards Heavy Assault Gun Company: ISU-122s crush a Tiger Platoon and kill the Tiger CiC.
          So, at this point we all forget that the 2iC can take a Company Morale check in V3! So, the Germans move out and shoot the remaining AAA truck dead and we call the game. The next day, we remember that the lone 2iC set up WAY on the other side of the board could take that check. Oh well, we are learning! This game clearly demonstrates that the V3 changes make a 'UGE difference. The Germans got much better able to deal with Soviet Hordes -- Combat Attachments count for Platoon size, Gun teams can shoot over Infantry in Defensive Fire, Pinned MG teams have ROF 2.




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