Friday, February 25, 2011
But to gear up, I had a practice game with Sylvain. He said he would build an army as if he were going to a tournament. I had to use some proxies for this, but that was ok. I used Marder III's instead of Wespes.
As he started pulling his Soviets out, I quickly realized he put together the worst possible army the KT's could face. An Infantry Battalion with the God of War, and Priority Sturmoviks.
Rolling for one of the 4 scenario's we will play in this tournament we came up with fighting withdrawal.
So, again worst case scenario for the KT's as he had 2 SU-152's held in ambush.
The first two turns quickly made my worst fears come true. The Sturmoviks killed 2 of the KT's including the Company Commander, and my Pioneers stayed pinned for 5 of the 8 turns. Not to mention my Wespe's couldn't range in if their life depended on it.
I was able to move in close enough to attempt an assault with my remaining Pioneers and set the last KT up to assault right after them. It literally was going to come down to the last turn.
And on the last turn it all went my way. The Wespe's finally ranged in, and although they didn't kill anything they pinned down the last platoon. The Pioneers began their assault.
Loosing only one platoon the German 501st Schwere Panzer Company wins a major victory getting 5 Vp's and the Soviets getting 2 Vp's
I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
Here is Sylvain's version of the story.