This is September 4 1939, Poland. The Poles rushed the Maczek brigade to plug gaps in the defense. The Germans win this scenario by taking 12 buildings in 5.5 turns.
Here are some of the AFVs involved by the way (from the wonderful site – Tanks Encyclopedia) :
The Ejw(b) is armed with a 47* (TK8) and a FP6 CMG. AF2/1.
The Edw(b) has twin turrets (6×2*), each with a wz.30 7.92 MG which can be fired independently of each other. AF 2/1.
The TKS is armed with a FP2 BMG and the TKS(L) with a 20L (TK6). AF 1/0.
The Pz IIA was the main battle tank in Poland, spotting a 20L (TK 6 IFE 4) and a FP5 CMG. AF 1/1.
The Pz IB has a FP6 CMG that does 2 TK DRs per hit. AF 1/1.
The PSW 222 is an OT armored car with 33MP. It has a 20L (TK 6 IFE 4) and a FP6 CMG. AF 1/1.
I finally get to play one of the most oft played ASL classic, the first scenario in Beyond Valor: 1 Fighting Withdrawal. I see almost 600 games reported on ROAR!
I got the Finns and my new-ish opponent got the Russians and the balance – ie the Russians do NOT suffer from ammo shortage. The Finns need to exit more VPs than the Russians in 7 turns!
The designer of this scenario is George Kelln of Lone Canuck fame. This time the Americans need to rush to secure a crossroad (big red circle) from the Panzer Lehr division in 7.5 turns.
As the 8th Regiment of the US 4th Divison, my considerations are :
- As ever, I am in a tight race against the clock. Even though my route might be a too oblivious I am going to try to avoid crossing too many Bocages.
- Having said that with 2 dug-in Panthers (which turns from a large target to a small HD target) plus 2 HMGs with 2 “minus 1” leaders. out there I can’t be avoiding so much Bocage that I will be moving in the clear.
- Most of the Germans have better morale than mine, although I have more leaders (not more “minus’s”) and 50% more manpower.
- I should put the mortar platoon on the only high ground I have as overwatch to interdict any lateral movements, although they can easily be attacked by the forward positioned Germans.
- 1 pair of Culin cutters pretty much means I will be digging one path.
- I don’t know what effect the opening bombardment will have but I need to rush as much as the board I can. Hopefully we can make contact before the Germans recover. The tanks won’t be available til Turn 5, so we will be legging it.
Let’s see if all this works out.
Gents, Witchbottles made his set of “Point Blank!” available!
In here, you will find gems like :
- ASL rules for Vietnam
- Discussions on the “reverse slope defense” in Red Barricades
- Indepth study of the Waffen SS
- A look at Edson’s Ridge (Operation Watchtower)
- Attacking on a Timeline: Planning an Assault
- A SASL CG involving “Tiger Ace” Otto Carius
- A review of the excellent (and free) Provence Pack
- Defending at Night
- Scenario Analysis & AARs
.. and obviously much much more!!
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