Turn 1. I deploy to the right but Matt fails a load of command rolls and barely gets on the table.
My left - tank destroyer regiment - Su 70s and SU152s
Next in line is a platoon of 85mm AT guns. These failed to deploy for about 6 turns Which was a total pain
Tank Regiment (could be a platoon so lets call it a unit. I have 2 of these, the other is my flank attack. Matt has already taken out to T70s but the SU152s and T34s are ready to rock.
Unit of 45mm AT guns on the next hill - again pain to deploy
KV1 unit - proper hard.
Matt's centre, facing my tank unit
Another one facing my KV1s. This one, like the previous has a Tiger
On my left Matt has a single Tiger - the AT platoon failed so many command rolls that it didn't come on for ages
My tank destroyers lose a tank to the solitary Tiger - this spooked me
My tank platoon rumbles forward and takes out one of Matt's Tigers and a PzIV. We exchange shots fora couple of turns and then I launch my flank attack against the solitary Tiger and the AT unit. Tried to do this a the previous turn but failed my command roll.
The roll over the hill on my left and take out the Tiger - Huzzah
Which is good because I'd fannied about on the left and lost my entire AT tank unit.
Finally managed to unlimber my 85mm AT and they were epic, blowing the crap out of anything that came into range
In the centre there is a slug fest and I'm losing. But i have 1 tank unit vs 2 of Matt's but I have the 85mm AT in support on the left
On their right the 45mm AT unit is ready to fire but the Germans are out of range
On the right I've also fannied about with the KV1s and lost one - Tiger fixation not good, but I've got my act together and destroyed the Tiger
Back on the left the German AT unit has wandered into the range of my 85s and they are starting brew up the Germans
My tank unit in the centre is getting butchered, but they are drawing all the fire
The left - my flank attack is moving forward and into the action proper. the 85s are still picking off the Germans
In the centre Matt's tanks have moved to within the range of my 45s. My command rating is 8. Therefore to undertake an action I must roll 8 or less for the 1st action, 7 for the 2nd etc. and you can't move and fire. That's 2 actions. My 45s roll a 6 and fire on the tanks, then a double 1 which is a double action, then a double 1 and then a 4. That is 6 volleys from 3 AT guns and I've killed a lot of tanks. Comrade Joe will be delighted.
The flank attack is hitting home but I've hit my breakpoint (20 tanks killed) and must pass a command roll to take my turn. I pass and kill some more tanks. Matt has now hit his breakpoint.
Only 1 tank left in my tank platoon but still swinging
KV1s taking names on the right. Matt must make his command roll at -1. He does and kills another tank of mine. It's my turn now and I fail my command roll and lose the battle. Bugger.
Brilliant battle - loved the rules, loved the scale and the tension of trying to make your command roll - many relieved exhalations of breath when you roll and 8, or a 7. This has given me a real taste for 6mm tanks. Luckily I have loads of BAOR for team Yankee or cold war commander. Thanks Matt.