|GrossDeutchsland Combat Engineers dug in against Ivan|
|Series of 3 buildings is the village of Grayvoron. Each building is defended by a German squad. Panthers watching the flanks and the large open area where Ivan will come through.|
The Soviets attack from the east (naturally). The are bringing alot of firepower with them!
|Soviet horde advances.|
|The panthers are knocking out the T-34s with relative ease but the infantry are another story.|
|Soviet tank riders dismount to assault Grayvoron|
|Panther gunner making short work of Ivan's tanks|
|errant shots pin the German defending squad!|
|The advancing tanks and infantry are pinned by opportunity fire and sent packing. The AFV is stunned.|
|I did this wrong and the opportunity fire should have been 1 hex ago. It stunned the T34 and pinned the infantry.|
|The Soviets reach "6" and must take morale checks.|
|Soviet high water mark. Thrown back at the gates of Grayvoron!|
|Heroes of the battle. The Panther A.|
|These guys had a white bead (opportunity fire) on them for most of the battle!|
Playing this battle, as epic as it was, only serves to make me want to play MORE Tigers at Minsk. I feel as if the Russians really didn't have a chance with this one, as they had almost no way to get into position quick enough to get flanking shots on the Panthers. Same for the infantry, who had to cross much open ground before they could come to grips with the defenders. Lots of fun, plenty of tension and I am looking forward to playing more, although I think some modern Cold War stuff is in order soon!
And cant forget about Waterloo coming up soon?!