Sunday, 13 July 2014

West Germans vs Soviets

Infantry heavy for a change, Soviet Motor Rifle vs West German mixed brigade, set in 1985. We managed 5 full turns and decided to continue at a later date, so lots of pics taken.






Soviet 122mm howitzers

BM21 battery

Leopard 2 line the ridge south of the town


West German rear area 
West German medical repair units

Soviets advance on their right flank

Soviet T62s cover the advance on the Soviet left
Leopards leave the ridge to counter the soviet advance
Soviet  attack develops in the centre.

Leopards exchange fire with the T62s on the ridge.

West Germans start to filter more units into the town.

Soviet air attack drifts over its own side.

Soviets poised for the assault await some additional supports.

On the right flank BMPs secure the ridge but stumble into an unmarked mine field.
T62s holding their own against the Leopards
Leopards not having it all their own way, after artillery, tank and Helo fire.
BMPs start to move on Soviet right 

Leopard 1s move to reinforce the tanks in the woods.
West Germans dug in north of the town to protect the German left flank.
the situation at the begining of turn six

The Germans hold the town with the Soviets mustering for an assault

Germans securing the town
Germans start to commit their reserves.

Conscripts in M113s on the move

Soviet right flank

The centre with the soviets moving up reserves from their left.
All in all a very enjoyable game. We decided to play on at a later date and see if we could reach a conclusion.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Steve,
    Fantastic looking game as always and some super photos. Those hedges look the business.I like the way you have used them around the outskirts of the towns and villages. Sorry would have commented earlier but got admitted to hospital on Saturday morning with a temp of 40 turns out I had a blood infection and also they found a problem with my immune system which wasn't fighting the infection. Just got out today with nurses coming to visit on a daily basis. Hope to get a load of stuff done for the game in September as I can't work for at least a week. Can't wait to see this game come to a conclusion.
    Cheers
    Richard P

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    1. Hi Richard,
      that sounds a bit rough, hope you're better soon and on the mend before too long. On the plus side a weeks enforced down time should give you plenty of time in that massive shed of yours to make some more of your excellent terrain. We're planing part 2 at the beginning of August, just wish I could persuade Dan to come along in September.
      Once again get well soon.
      Cheers
      Steve

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  2. Hi Steve,
    Thanks. Yes I plan to start on the railway and the river crossings (not all bridges!). I may not have enough railway but looking on google earth a lot of the time the railway is in tunnels along the rivers so I will model a couple of tunnel section I think.
    Dan is welcome to stay in my room I have a spare bed if he wants.
    Cheers
    Richard P

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    1. Hi Richard,
      I'll let him know, I think he was wavering.
      cheers
      Steve

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  3. Do the medical units have any in-game function, or are they "just" for show?

    Cheers, Luke

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    1. Hi Luke,
      the medical units are just for show, but they do have a function in the "Crisis Point" games we play.
      Cheers
      Steve

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