Thursday, January 22, 2015
Bolt Action - AAR: Tanks in the East
Russians and Germans face off in a head to head counter assault on the Eastern Front. As the Russians storm forward, the Germans throw lightly armored recon cars and Marders into the the lines in a desperate attempt to stop the onslaught.
3 x T-34
3 x Trucks
2 x 6 SMG vets
1 x 6 Tank Riders
1 x 11 Free Riflemen
2 x Marders
1 x StuH 42
3 x Trucks
3 x 5 Veterans (LMG, 2 Rifles, and 3 Assault Rifles)
In an opening move the Germans take out a truck full of riflemen.
The troops bail after several casualties.
The Russians return the favor and take out a Marder.
BA-10 scouts ahead.
Taking out the Marder.
Russians drop smoke.
Germans try to take out the ATR.
The full attack by the Russians unfold.
The StuH puts a round into the riflemen.
More Germans arrive to combat the Russians.
Russians and Germans battle it out.
More Germans advance.
A strong force of Russian reinforcements move on the farm.
Russians take over behind the BA-10.
A desperate battle for the flank rages on.
A Marder glances shots of a T-34.
Russians overwhelm the German flank.
The BA-10 clears the area of German infantry.
The Russian T-34 engages the StuH at point blank range.
The 222 loses a wheel.
The Russians launch an unsuccessful assault.
The bodies and pins start pilling up.
After the farm falls a desperate struggle for the bridge begins.
The German mortar crew is gunned down by advancing Russians.
The BA-10 overheats and breaks down.
Both sides close in on the bridge.
Close range fighting erupts as rounds bounce off armor.
A German NCO rushes the Russian ampulomet team as his buddies are gunned down.
This was another fun tank war game, even if we played to a tie. The Germans held the bridge and the Russian took the farm. One thing that is a bummer about tank wars if that there is a good chance of a tie if there are even number of objectives. Its hard to declare a clear winner in those situation, however it was still a fun game. Unlike our last game, were nearly every tank was knocked out we had a lot of hits, but few kills. Well until next time keep rolling dice.
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