ALL NOAK ELEMENTS PREPARE FOR ACTION - BOLSHEVIK COUNTERATTACK IS IMMINENT.
He was automatically transmitting orders even though he could barely focus. The company was exhausted, but their mission, a series of ridgelines in front of the Division's area, loomed. They had just barely captured Hill 252 and aerial recon was reporting huge columns of Soviet armor and troops approaching from the north east. To make matters worse, the Tigers, so crucial in the last battle, had pulled out. Division pulled them back to deal with counterattacks in another sector. "So much for the plan." the Captain thought. He surveyed the ground in front of their position. The company defensive position was anchored on a small farm on their left in front of a huge wheatfield. On the right, hill 252, if you could call it a hill, anchored the right. The captain took up position where he was for the last fight. Scores of burning hulks littered the ground in front of them. "It's just another day in Soviet Russia."
|SS Panzers take up position awaiting the approach of Ivan's armor.|
|THis is flames of war! 40 bow MG dice coming straight at me!|
|My small platoon in shell scrapes. Exactly like last game, only 2 teams survive. Unlike last game, they do pass their dig in roll on their turn!|
|Dave pushes the infantry close behind the tanks. He's going to make a strong effort to take the village this time.|
|Forward for the motherland, Comrades!|
|The German Pak40s continue to reap a deadly harvest and dave makes sure to target them with the katyushas early on. Note the infantry from the first infantry platoon. They would remain there, pinned, for the entire game.|
|Dave's troops come on strong against withering fire.|
|Soviets capture the first outbuilding!|
|Dave continues to shower the village with katyusha rockets.|
|The 1st LSSAH division vanguard is getting torn to ribbons with constant Soviet attacks!|
|Dave pushes the T-60s (disguised as T-70s) into the fight to harass my flank. No reserve Panzer IVs in sight!|
Not wanting to halt the momentum of the attack, the Soviet infantry, in a frenzy now, charge the second building in the farm! It's the company's machine gun platoon and they're already pinned and hurt from a previous artillery strike.
|The Soviet infantry overrun more buildings in the farm. The Germans are barely holding on now. Where the heck are my reinforcements???|
|Dave turns his T-60s towards my command elements, who are now dueling with the advancing T-34s. It's curtains!|