Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Camp Cromwell 17/08/10
Joe & Steve's FJ's
LW 2000 pts Encounter
The Germans a grab bag of 10 platoons including FV infantry dripping with Panzerfausts & HMGs, Pak 40's, 105's, Luftwwffe 88's & Jagpanthers.
The Russians had mounted & dismounted Cossacks, T34's, JS2's Scouts & Kats.
Eventually the Russians were ready and the T34s attacked over the bodies of the cossacks. At the same time a small German infantry platoon was advancing on the German's RH objective cuasing the Russians to divert the reamisn of th cossacks plus the command group over to help the Kats defend it.
There was a desperate fight for the German right flank. The T34's drove the infantry back but the JP, artillery, 88's & PF's whitled them down & they failed morale. The Russians were verging on collapse - they had to risk a command re-roll to keep the cossacks (now dismounted on the RH objective) in the battle. They passed it and avoided defeat. Next turn the cossacks & last Kat took out the threat to the objective, the JS's & infantry finished off another platoon on the German right and now it was the Germans facing an army morale test - which they failed to lose a close, hard fought action.
Pics all taken from behind the Russian right.