|A gaggle of newly completed T-34s stalking Fritz!|
|basecoated with FOW Tankovy Green, my new favorite color. Washed with "Agrax Earthshade" and drybrushed buff. All that's missing are the decals which I will put on soon enough.|
|German tanks arrive!|
|The T-34s reach the first objective!|
|Mighty Tiger arrives on the field.|
|View from the second KV-1 turret!|
|More German Armor finally arrives!|
|Germans reach the village and fortify it with 2 tanks, meanwhile the Tiger and its 2 "begleit'" stalk off for Ivan.|
|Good kill! Scratch 1 T-34.|
|Hold that village at all costs! Not one step back!|
|KV-1s struggle to catch up|
|RECEIVING ACCURATE FIRE FROM THE VILLAGE COMRADE COMPANY COMMANDER!|
|meanwhile, the Tiger crew earns its pay.|
|German tanks approach the road objective cautiously...|
|The Soviets throw a KV-1 in the way in a desperate attempt to stop the Tiger's onslaught!|
|Soviet gunners score a kill as a Mk IVG burns!|
|My God! Our shells have no effect on this beast! repeated accurate KV-1 shots harmlessly bounce off the front deck of the Tiger.|
|VEHICLE #150! I ORDER YOU AT ONCE TO CROSS THE ROAD, MOVE INTO THE OPEN AND DRAW THE FASCIST VIPER FIRE FROM THE VILLAGE!|
|Meanwhile the last of the T-34 platoon thinks he can possible find a route around the woods and flank Fritz.|
|Tiger advances up to the objective but there's a KV-1 still shooting at them!|
|meanwhile 2 panzers mix it up with KV-1 "150"|
|Remember that T-34 on the flanking mission?|
|Tiger crew bails!|
|Panzer IV crew manages to pin the last remaining KV-1 and this game is over!|
Some tactical principles to keep in mind when you play your next game of Battlegroup:
Playing the Germans, use your longer ranged guns to pick off the Soviets if possible.
Also if you have Tiger tanks, bring along "escort" units, preferably tanks, to move alongside it. This gives you much more flexibility when on the attack.
Playing the Soviets, use the mobility afforded by your T-34s and try to get in flank attacks on the enemy if possible. A stand up fight will not do unless you have hordes of numbers on your side.
Use the "Stal Stal Stal" order whenever possible, especially if you do have hordes of numbers on your side.