The West Germans deployed in a rough line in the middle third of the table. With infantry in the woods in front of the town of Kropp on the Soviet left,infantry and armour around the farm in the center and infantry and armour in and around the town of Owschlag on the Soviet right. With the German artillery positioned to the north of Kropp supported by 2 platoons of Milan ATGW covering the centre of the table from the safety of the woods.
The Soviets deployed after the Germans and decided on a flanking force to enter the table along the road west of Kropp. This consisted of 6 T64BVs and a infantry battalion in BTR60s. In the centre 2 battalions of infantry in BMP2s and a battalion T64s advanced up the road towards the farm. The final tank unit advanced across the fields on the soviet left to support and link up with the flanking force.
|Flanking force west of Kropp|
|BMPs near the farm.|
|Leopards line the edge of the woods|
|Woods to the North of Kropp|
|Tanks filter through Kropp|
|Units in the centre move up to flank the farm.|
|After the German firing|
Virtually the whole infantry battalion was wiped out as the Germans concentrated their tank, aircraft and helicopter fire against the troops in the open. The Germans also started to move their armour over to the center from their left flank.
|Leopards move to cover the rear.|
To the north the Soviets in the woods advanced and assaulted the milan teams clearing the woods of German units. The tanks where to park here for some time refusing to advance. Fortunately the tanks in Kropp continued to advance, eventually capturing an HQ in the woods north of the farm .
|HQ on the edge of the woods ,soon to be over run|
The Germans , with only the CO left, move the infantry from Owschlag into the woods. Both sides throw in all they have into the cauldron around the farm. The Soviets take yet more infantry casualties but the flanking force of tanks moves through the woods and see off the Leopards protecting the german rear. The soviet tanks south of the farm start to thin out the tanks in the woods . Artillery and helicopter fire continue to take their toll on the Germans.
Eventually it proved too much for the Germans and they break, leaving the Soviets to continue their advance towards Schleswig.
Another great game Dan's Germans where seriously hampered by the early loss of his artillery and the loss of his only HQ halfway through the game.Andy's willingness to sacrifice his infantry around the farm tied up the German forces in the centre allowing The flanking force to exploit the German rear and claim a major victory!. This didn't help either!
|Hitting on 5s and 6s!|