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Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough Mon, 07 December 2009 12:13
Hi all.

Got an e-mail stating that my SoS had been shipped on Dec 3rd and it arrived this past Sat. Took a real quick look at it and then had to return to some house repairs Rolling Eyes

But then on Sun came gaming day. I was the German CinC with Marty (new to Mem 44) as my right FG. Gene, my regular ftf opponent commanded the Russians.

With all the setup and explaining the rules to Marty, I overlooked the text at the top of the Combat Card rules page. So, neither side started out with any CCs although each FG should have had one. Ooooops Embarassed

Well I had hoped to get Marty's large force (the German's real offensive punch on the board) rolling early and often. But I did not have a single card for my right. I also lacked any sector cards for the center other than a Recon 1. I had several left cards, two CAs, a M & M, ARM ASSAULT.

So Marty ended up rolling for Int for a few turns. Meanwhile, I launched an offensive on the left and pretty much just fired the arty in the center. This continued till mid-game.

Gene got the better of the battle on the German left and soon had an early lead 6 to 2 lead (inc 3 objective medals). The German firing was a bit off.

The left saw a Russ Firefight (I was asleep at the wheel as I failed to CA this card - doh),German Armor Forward Combat Card, a Russ Arm Assault followed by a Ger Arm Assault, a Ger Heat of Battle played w/ BEL (which forced a retreat and 2 hits to a Russ Inf in the Red Barr - taking ground into same, then killing off a 2 fig Russ tank for a total medal swing of 5 - pretty good) and a Russ Rattenkrieg. All this battling left both sides spent. Although the Red Barr was held by a by two 1 fig units - tank and Inf - my Germans could do little to take advantage of that situation.

In the center, and interesting battle did develope on the Krugan. A minor German offensive was thrown back with the help of a Russ tank which was later destroyed. Once again, both sides were spent in this area.

On the Ger right, I was able to feed Marty with a card here and there and used one of the CAs to have him counter a Russ FF there but the German shooting was not good.

In the mid-game, Gene got a 10 order TFH (4 orders on both flanks and 2 in the center with plenty of stars all around. This turn saw him pick up 6 medals (3 objective and 3 kills). I played CA but we only got 7 orders with but 1 star. We still managed to make some headway.

On my next turn, I played my own TFH and this got us a lead as Marty's forces were able to roll forward and take a heavy toll on the Russ defenders in this area. Then, on the Ger right and ALL and a 3 card kept up the pressure and a panzer took the South Station.

Finally, with the score at 15 all, Marty scored a kill on a 1 fig tank We needed one more kill and it would have to come in the center. Fortunately, after a brief conference, we decided to take a chance and move a 1 fig panzer into the center to add its 1 shot on a planned 5 dice attack on a 3 fig Russ Inf on the Krugan. This panzer scored a hit. Now it came down to my Arty Bombard ordered arty unit. Its first 2 shots missed but then the next attack killed off this unit for an exciting 17 to 15 Ger win.

One note: In the briefing notes, the wording about the buildings in a bit confusing. There is mention of the prior destruction of the buildings via bombing and it then it states to play them like the terrain on the map, yet after that it mentions ruins -- ?? I am not sure what that is saying there.

[Updated on: Mon, 07 December 2009 12:18]

      

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  Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough  tank commanderMon, 07 December 2009 12:13
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough BrummbarMon, 07 December 2009 16:50
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough ad79Mon, 07 December 2009 17:36
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough BrummbarMon, 07 December 2009 18:59
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough ad79Mon, 07 December 2009 21:12
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough tank commanderMon, 07 December 2009 22:33
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough sam1812Tue, 08 December 2009 00:33
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough tank commanderTue, 08 December 2009 02:38
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough RBorgTue, 08 December 2009 05:34
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough sam1812Tue, 08 December 2009 07:00
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough tank commanderTue, 08 December 2009 12:21
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough BrummbarTue, 08 December 2009 16:03
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough ad79Tue, 08 December 2009 23:57
  Re:Sword of Stalingrad scenario - first playthrough RBorgWed, 09 December 2009 04:44
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