Soviet infantry advance supporting their armor
A Zis-2 takes aim at the German StuG
The KV immobilizes that Panther
The Soviets were doing really well and had the game momentum, until they rolled a one on their artillery die. The Germans moved the impact point to the middle of the Soviets main assault and ended up kill five figures and dishing out two or three pins on four other units. Then the Soviets rolled box cars and had another squad run off. Additionally, the Soviets had a T-34 that never made it on from reserve. The Soviet attack never recovered.
The Germans were beat up, but still had a fresh SS squad and Heer squad left at the end of the game, along with most their support weapons. The Soviet squads were all at or below half strength, half their tanks were burning, and a third of their support weapons where dead.
This was a hard fought won for the Germans.
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“Craig Baxter is the Director of the WWPD Northern Research center in Anchorage, AK. When he’s not contributing to WWPD.net he is busy blogging, painting, modeling and rolling dice. You can find more of his work and articles at frozengamerak.blogspot.com.”