Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Maharajah 2011 Semi Final #1
Encounter battle on 8x6 snow table.
Munt won the dice roll and chose the LH side of the table where he thought the better fields of fire would serve him best. He deployed his artillery & 2 infantry at the start with most of his HMGs & mortars attached.
The Finns dug in while the Russians moved their heavy armour up in the centre while moving the Cossacks to their left.
As the Cossacks continued their sweep to the left, the Finnish Pioneers attacked out of the wood at the Russian armour. Munt didn't get the attack right and it was beaten off. In the centre the Russian armour pounded away trying to take out the Finnish support weapons. They got the Paks, but found the HMGs difficult targets.
The Finns had put up a brave fight, but the Russian commander had kept a cool head, stuck to his plan and eventually prevailed.