By Steven MacLauchlan
The man himself- Throck Morton, came down to Richmond for a lil' Flames Of War. I whipped up two lists: Panzerschutzen from Blitzkrieg, and Strelkovy from Rising Sun. I wanted to play "Fauxbarossa" so came as close as I could to creating appropriate lists. That, and, I really wanted to have as many T-28s on the board as I could! We rolled to see who ran what, and determined I would run the Germans, and Throck would (for the first time ever!) push the Soviets. I told him to call on his inner sadist- there are gonna be casualties![I was terrified and bewildered! ~T] The mission came up as Counter Attack. Interesting, since Jon and I had just played this, it was fresh in my mind.
Throck puts the 45mm guns in ambush.
On the bottom of the turn, the Soviets roll out! T-28s fire wildly, but Hen and Chicks sees their shots go wide.
At this point, we take a break and I have a few too many margaritas. But the game must go on!
The Soviets score a few hits and the Panzer IIs are forced back. They'll be back!
Well, it all sort of collapsed for the soviets there! Dealing with those T-28s was going to be very difficult. still, the bigger they are, the harder they fall! 5-2 to the Germans for this one.