Anyways onto the action - this game featured 2 Soviet Rifle Companies, about 21 figures counting a Battalion command stand advancing against a German Company of 9 figures. Both sides were regular.
|Soviet rifle company advances! No heavy weapons or support. Just bayonets and fervor!|
|slow trudging through the woods. Using a variable movement penalty of 1D6 in the woods.|
|German company in cover awaiting Ivan's advance. Soon 2 Rifle Companies would burst from the woods|
|The Germans have another trick up their sleeve. An AT gun battery of PAK 40s (yes, this is a PAK 38)|
|German command group in the Pig St ye.|
|For the Motherland! Urrah! Urrah!|
|The wave after wave of humanity continues forward as the Soviets mercilessly push their gun fodder towards the German line.|
|Lonely in the advance. The first company down to 3 troops. The Battalion gets closer to breaking.|
The Soviet return fire has been ineffective against the Germans due to the Germans' skillful use of Reserved Fire. They are knocked down in strength before they get an opportunity to shoot. The Soviets really could have used some mortars and HMGs.
|costly lessons learned...|