We have now started the latest Eastern Front campaign "Bashyna or Bust" from Too Fat Lardies for I Ain't Been Shot Mum games
and not unreasonably we kicked off with the first scenario with both Germans and Soviets trying to capture and hold the bridge near Osen. Here are the Orders of Battle ...
Here's an over view of the battlefield seen from the German end ...
and Blinds are now evident
with the Germans getting the run of the cards enabling them to crack on
Three T34s are spied on the hill
so two zigs of Panzers uncloaked themselves and gave fire
with immediate effect
Two T34s "brewed up"
In reply, the Soviets managed to inflict some damage on the Zug leader's Pv.IV
That notwithstanding, he encouraged the others forward
and another round of fire on the remaining T34 caused the crew to bail out and run
More T34s arrived
but the Panzers charged up the hill
got around the flank
and promptly dispatched two more Soviet tanks which exploded killing their tank riding infantry too.
All was lost for the Russians and the German infantry in trucks were able to take the bridge completely unmolested
This was a terrible day for Steve Clarke,the Soviet commander, as the cards and the dice were completely against him - fortunately for me, he shuffled and dealt so no blame could be laid at my door !
Usually, our games are tense fairly evenly balanced affairs, so this was most out of the ordinary.
Still, after two defeats on the trot against Steve, I'll take this one !