The scenario pitted a Russian tank spearhead against a (largely vain) counter-attack by elements of a German Panzer division. It was tanks galore - my kind of game! The Soviets had a group of T-70 light tanks, some heavy duty IS-2 tanks, and a company (!) of T-34/85s. An SMG platoon accompanied them. They were rated "confident trained".
The Germans had a platoon of Mark IV-Hs, a platoon of Panthers, and a platoon of German Panzer Grenadiers. They were rated "confident veteran.
Dallas, Jim and Dave V took the Russian side, while Bill, Frederick and Kevin took the German side.
|Panthers from Plastic Soldier Company|
|Flaming trucks representing an earlier German column which had been hit by the Red Air Force|
|Germans enter from the bottom - Russians from the top|
|We used Litko "WTF?" markers to represent pins and "bailed out"|
|A Panther tries to shore up the German flank...only a T-70 to worry about here....|
|Russian T-70 crew sees where things are headed...|
|"Run for it Yuri!"|
|Line of Panthers advance...very ominous|
|Things end poorly for a T-70 crew|
|Soviet tanks pour on to the table|
|IS-2s pave the way for the Soviet spearheads|
|Soviet tanks race ahead|
|The table starts to fill with wrecks as both sides exchange fire|
|The Germans are overrun - but they extract a toll from the advancing Russians|
|Check out all the burning tanks...|
|German Pamzer Grenadiers dismount and grab their panzerfausts...|
So I guess I have to get over myself - Flames of War was a hoot!
|Heavy fighting on the German left...|