Got a solo game in today, playing The 4th scenario from the blitzkrieg commander book, deliberate assault. Basicly the attacker gets double the amount of points from the defender, and he needs to take a position within a certain amount of time. Breaking each others forces is also in order.
The armies used are russia and germany. The germans are reinforcing their battlegroup in a village (they just received new men, represented by the conscript squads), and the russians will try to attack them now, and take the town while they are weak and resupplying.
Hits stay on btw.
- 1 co (cv9) and 2 hq's (cv8)
- 1 recce infantry (wich can call in artillery)
- 6 regular infantry (one with captured panzerfausts)
- 4 smg infantry (these will be tank desant)
- 2 maxim hmg
- 1 120mm mortar support weapon
- 1 su 57
- 4 t34/76
- 3 T34/85
- 1 IS2
- 1 mortar artillery unit (with a smoke asset coming in on turn one)
- 1 IL2 sturmovik with bombs (one asset coming in on turn 2)
- 1co (cv9) and 2 hq's (cv8)
- 5 regular infantry (one with panzerschreck) and 4 conscript infantry
- 3 hmg
- 1 82 mm mortar
- 1 stUH
- 2 pz 4 long
- 1 marder II
- 1 88mm with prime mover
russian deployment:turn 1
The russia artillery lays smoke in the middle of the field to cover the approach
First roll of the game, command blunder damages a t34.
The center gets ready to onter the field:
German's CO's first roll of the game, command blunder...
both flanks get one order off and start to deploy:
All in all a very innefectual 1st turn, almost everyone fails their orders except for russian center
This starts with the scheduled air strike of the IL2 on the 88 on the hill:
Despite having 9 AA dice, not a single hit is scored on the IL2, allowing it to wreak havoc! The fact that nothing on the hil moved due to the CO blunder last turn also means everything was densely packed for the air strike
Then the T34 group fails it's order again!
While the infantry score a double one and get moving:
The tanks get into the field (another double 1), but ones is stopped bij Opportunity fire from the marder II...
The marder then gets shot up in return ( on the left you see an infatry unit in trouble after it failed to make it to the hedge last turn:
The german hmg's open fire and strike home:
The russians detroy the 88 and the vierling
The german CO gets a double one!
The hmg's shoot the maxims to bits
While the panzer 4's open up on the russian armour (the IS2 falls back under mortar fire)
The russians advance and the group in the field kills a panzer 4
On the other side the germans fight back:
But to no avail, as the left flank is blown to bits and the german break point is met!
All in all a good game with a russian victory.The battle was lost when the AA failed to even hit the sturmovik, the gerland never reciverd!