Those Russians get a lot of kit for their buck, with Scottish Paul fielding 16 KV-1S tanks, 3 Sturmoviks and an artillery battery vs my 4 Panthers and 6 Pz IV's.
What did I learn?
- As a cuirassier at heart, with a passion for hard-hitting armoured guys (Swiss pike, men-at-arms, actual cuirassiers, elephants, etc) I like to get stuck in, but I need to be far more subtle than that.
- I need some AA!!!!! I was lucky to lose just the single Panther to the Sturmovik/ artillery combo.
- Stay focussed. I may have routed the artillery and toasted several tanks, for the loss of 3 of my own, but Paul won by capturing an objective whilst I was spraying 75mm shells around!
- I WILL PLAY AGAIN AND JOIN THE STAFFORD GAMES FoW LEAGUE (if only to annoy as many "experts" as possible, trample those aesthetically-displeasing infantry bases and maybe scrape a win somewhere!)
- Panthers rock!!!!!!!!!
|I didn't paint Panther 321 just to provide Sturmovik fodder......|
|Scratch one Commie Company Commander. Sadly, he brought some friends along who stormed down my right flank and snatched the objective my opponent had placed there.|
|Victory hopes died with my C-in-C. I tried to kill as much Russian kit as possible to force a company morale check, when I realised the objective was gone, but fell a tank or two short. Alas.|