The day began with a song.
“A decadent capitalist song, and one he suspect was a wildly inappropriate and decadent capitalist song, but a song none the less” thought Corporal Pizel. His phrase book was unclear on why you wouldn’t want to “bump no more with no big bad women” but one would assume that it was some capitalist denigration of the poor downtrodden proletariat female workers.
But General Pistoff did like what he called his “thinking music”.
The narrative is a continuation of my first game in the clubs campaign,
so you can follow the characters mentioned there in.
The opening battlefield.
Turn , The above two photo's
The germans had two platoons of mechanised infantry, the larger of the two covering the village the smaller covering the objective on the Russian right flank, some gepards holding the centre, two platoons of leopard 2's and a flight of two helicopters.
General Pistoff, appeared frantic, " I must sleep where the King slept, I know he slept there I know it"
Corporal Pizel appeared puzzled 'He wants to sleep with a king? any king in particular?" while strange it wasn't out of the ordinary for the General to make these sort of odd statements. After a some tactful questioning, Pizel had learnt that "THE KING" had slept in the village when he was in Germany, and the General was determined to sleep in the same bed as the American king had slept in. Pizel did not know that America had a king and why he would come to this little village in the middle of nowhere but it appeared to be important to the General so attack that village men! The old Russian army saying "A happy General makes for a gulag free life" applied and that was all that mattered.
"Attack on the right flank and take the Village!" the General roared.
Despite the fact that the village was on the Russian left flank and the only village on the right flank was 5 kilometres to the German rear did not faze the general. Left and right were all the same evidently.
Both sides jockeyed for positions the german infantry advancing towards the village, the leopards moving to cover the (Russian right) flank objective and kill off two of the Russian tanks.
Russian infantry took the Russian side of the village, advanced through the centre woods with the supporting bmps covering the German central wood and affectively restricting the german movement.
Colonel Tankedenky had been demoted to commanding a smaller detachment of 5 T72's, Pizel had heard that the reason for his disfavour was the cartage of a coffin on the back of the Colonels command tank did not send the correct message to the troops and the mysterious thinning of the local population of virgins in the villages they had passed through had been commented on. What ever the reason for his disfavour was it didn't matter, he was just plain creepy thought Pizel.
Colonel Tankedenky's remaining three tanks together with hind support kill off all the leopard two's and they run (awesome tactics displayed by the Russian commander by rolling consistently high) after advancing forward as well. One of the Russian tanks in the centre fails to move, becoming bogged yet again. Russian infantry in the village set up camp and brake out the vodka and will remain there the remainder of the game.
General Pistoff begins to pound the turret hatch while yelling "WHY ARE THEY ATTACKING THE WRONG FLANK?" But then became calm when the leopards were smoking wrecks, "See corporal superior tactics win battles"
Germans moved their larger infantry platoon onto the Left objective and took down on of the central T72 tanks with a long range shot and when the two helicopters arrived and then took out two more of Colonel Tankedenky's platoon leaving him as the sole survivor. (this was before we learnt about the new faq)
Colonel Tankedenky passes all the required tests, he has no fear and advances at full speed to the objective. One of the Russian tanks in the centre fails to move, becoming bogged yet again. Russian infantry in the centre run across the road Russian tanks cover the right flank and the bmp's move to cover the right objective also. The gepards dash across the gap between the forests but are stranded in the middle of nowhere awaiting the wraith of the bmps.
Germans move their smaller infantry platoon cover the right objective and bring on the remaining platoon of leopards who promptly miss with everything as do the German helicopters.
Turn 4 and 5
In the end despite the huge amount of incoming fire, Colonel Tankedenky does what those who have excessive pointy overbites do during the daylight, nothing but hide in a nice dark tank, pass any and all morale tests and take the objective. The germans loose two tanks which forced the remaining tank to flee and the german infantry become pinned and helicopters missing yet again the sole Russian tank who continued to pass all his tests.
Great game very poor rolling from the germans who were a little static but couldn't respond to the threats, after loosing their leopard's at the start. The Russians just got lucky nothing more.