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Firestorm: Stripes

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Hanover Hell

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West German
VS Warsaw Pact

West Germans attempting to make contact with the British trapped in Hanover

Hanover Hell!

The Soviets are confident they will win this one!
Table Layout
Soviet Deployment
Opposing Forces
BMPs sneak up under smoke cover
T-72s roll up on the flank
German return fire and sprung Ambush No.1!
Leos roll up trying to secure flanks
Soviets push on to the objective! IF they aren't dealt with or contested, they have seized the day!
T-72s roast the clever flanking Leos :(
All Hell breaking loose on the right flank!
The Luftwaffe hits hard and sends more Reds to their maker
Leopards finish off the Soviet flank!
Gepards move to engage the Soviet foot troops
West German infantry hold fast watching the mayhem, taking any potshots they can manage
West German CO takes out his Soviet counterpart!
Soviet Assault in tatters
Soviets strike back killing the Gepards!
West German CO pushes on the AA to silence them for the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe comes in and strikes the last platoon of T-72s causing a catastrophe for Soviet morale
Leopards secure the flank and dispatch any Red stragglers
Carnations unable to hit anything or contest the objective must concede defeat!

A hard fought battle having NATO hold fast and win the day!

We both have never played a 50pt game before so this one was only the second of two. This battle was tough! The Soviets could have won it as early as turn 2 if air support hadn't shown up to clear the objective. Even moreso the Leopards in Ambush were the real heroes not only finishing off the T-72 push into the far objective but also seizing the objective at the end of the day. The Soviet smokescreen was cleverly deployed and caused a pinch of worry until the NATO units were able to roll up and start the hammer. Flanking the Soviet forces and hitting them on all sides really made the game itself rather quick. This whole game boiled down to fistful of shots that could have saved it but in the end, the Red gunners just couldn't lock the West Germans down. The day was won by sheer mobile forces and some very lucky dice rolls.

Soviet Commander after second battle and poor luck!

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  • Jagdpanzer says:

    nice win, sorry its taken me so long to rate it

  • PEIPER says:

    Agreed Red!
    I’m actually in the process of making actual highways from foam and a sharpie paint pen!
    Those poor dirt roads are actually synthetic bricks. Weird right? haha

  • Red Alert says:


    Plenty of respect to go around πŸ™‚

    One thing, your roads are all in straight vertical and horizontal lines, you might want to do them a little more diagonally it changes the battlefield significantly.

  • Oberst Hunts says:

    Good job on the win. I noticed in your picture of your Marder infantry platoon you have 6 stand. That is one too many stands. They only have 5 stands and one of the large stands is the platoon leader. Might want to check on that.

  • Nabeshin says:

    Poor Soviet commander, those Tornadoes can really do some damage when left unchecked! Good report πŸ™‚

  • PhillipRus says:

    The Soviets were doomed from the beginning. There, too, there is Dalek in the corner πŸ™‚

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    Another great AAR. That darned Luftwaffe, always showing up at the wrong time.

  • recce103c says:

    Courageous list PEIPER!! Congrats on the hard fought win!! Hope the Brits wil return you favor!

    Excellent terrain you fought over and what a significant turm dice πŸ™‚

    Excellent AAR, atmospherics and nice pictures

    thx 4 sharing

  • M. Nisbet says:

    The British command thanks our West German allies for helping secure Hanover against a very determined Soviet advance.

  • Nikolai Zhukuv says:

    To much vodka? πŸ˜€

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  • bayankhan says:

    Well played and reported

  • Stone says:

    Deuchland uber alles!!! I believe your opponents critical flaw was not consuming enough vodka. It’s like Popeye’s spinach for the Reds. Congrats on the win mein freund.

  • Mask404 says:

    Vodka is authentic Polish Vodka . Bought the Rus Armored helmet in Romania on deployment.

  • PEIPER says:

    They really did help…..until the got kaput πŸ™

  • Kubikhan says:

    Outstanding performance with such a small force, Peiper! Liked seeing all the Geprards!