Anyways, this is from a recent GHQ game and I thought it looked awesome. Enjoy - huzzah!
|Somewhere on the Eastern Front, 1944...
|Somewhere on the Eastern Front, 1944...
|German Infantry Company w mounts holding a Collective Farm
|Soviets begin the offensive! Urrah!
|Almost immediately, the Soviets attempt over-run attacks against the German infantry platoons on the edge of the collective farm
|Those markers are Artillery targets for next turn...
|The Russians go into battle suppressed (yellow beads)
|German fire forces an early dismount for the Russian tank riders.
|Close combat knocks out a KV-1 platoon!
|and a T-34 platoon!
|eventually fighting gives way at the fenceline - 1 German platoon is sacrificed as the remaining infantry and half tracks pull back. It is subsequently annihilated.
|German infantry re-deployed near the farm house
|Soviet infantry surges forward!
|Tiger on the prowl. This guy would be suppressed for almost the entire second half of the game and still managed to knock out 2 Russian platoons
|redeployed to hit ivan in the flank!
|now finally on the other side of the collective farm, the Soviets rally and attack with their remaining infantry and tanks on the left flank. The Germans give more ground...
|On the Soviet right, the tanks finally crest the hill and the commander deployed his infantry on the ridge to begin the assault.
|Soviet HMG stand deploys to suppress the PAK 40!!
|Soviet HMG next to the knocked out T34 - the T34 was knocked out last turn by the PAK 40 down in the glade.
|Simple math now. The T34s move in while the infantry moves down the hill. You can see the Tiger I platoon and the 251 platoon at the bottom of the hill
|view from the fence line at the collective. To get this far, it cost the russians an entire infantry battalion and most of a tank battalion to seize this field and tree-line
|heavy fighting. The Germans would go on to knock out 1 T34 platoon before bugging out for Pereschepyne and the safety of the West side of the river. THe battle was over.
|Soviets burst from the treeline and assault the farm house
|time to beat feet! let's get the hell out of here!
|The Russians move right into the German Final Protective Fire line (the red square) and halt, suppressed.
|Final dispositions - the AT platoon was cut off and eventually knocked out.
|view from the German side.
|fighting around the Tiger platoon on the last turn
|Preparing to over run the last German units - the cotton in the background is a 105mm mission that the T34 braved and ran through, unscathed! The Red infantry wasn't so lucky.
|From the excellent GHQ Website's "Free Stuff" section - this is the map for the Battle.
|The American OOB. For Cold War Commander, instead of generic "support" stands, I will have HMG stands and will represent the mortars stand at Battalion, under the control of the Battalion HQs. Additionally I will have 1 flight of F4 Phantoms orbiting for close air support (CAS) with Snake Eyes and Napalm!
|The Glorious People's Army - I am going to use GHQ's suggestion and each Battalion will be independent of one another with a Command Value of "7" because that's all that was available to me. The support stands will be either 82mm mortars with larger tubes available at Regiment or Recoiless Rifles of which I have 3.
|British occupying defensive positions
|British gunners waiting for the order to fire.
|French columns deploying for battle.
|Behind the French attack. Can you hear the Pas De Charge?
|The miracle...Note the kill dice on the 2 French Cavalry Regiments. Defeated by lucky rolling - and the British
|Highlanders join their fellow Soldiers on the line. The British commander decided to commit the Reserves once he saw the columns moving over the Ridge!
|British lights harass the French as they march down the hill
|French Cavalry attempting another charge!
|British highlanders in the reserve waiting for their turn to deploy...
|vicious fire combat! The British left holds on despite tough odds from the olive grove
|On the British right the defenders are quickly overwhelmed.
|Nice view of the combat
|French Gunners firing on British Positions
|Epic combat in the olive grove! Note those poor, unlucky French on the left who have multiple kills and a stagger. Not to mention they're sitting in front of the Royal Artillery...
|Final moves - French Breakthrough.
|Final Situation - French Breakthrough and the town is practically theirs. British withdraw in good order. The battle ended.