Thursday, December 24, 2015
We used Battlegroup Fall Of The Reich for a quick encounter game (both using 750pts worth of troops) with my Germans versus Russians.
I had 3 Panthers, a Stug IIIg, a Puma and a mix of Inexperienced Volksgrenadiers and Veteran Fallschirmjager with 120mm Mortar support off table.
The Ivans fielded 9 T34/85 (yikes) plus 2 Infantry Platoons with some Scout elements/
I set up a fairly terrain dense table and we then diced for sides as per generic scenarios.
Two timed barrages by Russians pretty much decided the game as a Katayusha and then a 122mm Barrage landed on edge of my deployment zone destroying/routing 4 Infantry Squads an FOO (!!!!!) and 2 Panthers (!!!!!!!!!!!).
We decided that these laser accurate Timed Stonks are just too powerful for the scale of the game and will in future disallow them (unless a special scenario feature) sticking with Mortars and single Additional Fire Missions, defenders will have maximum of two Pre-registered Targets.
Other house rules we are sticking with are ignoring the Ammo rules for AFVs (unless a Low Ammo counter is drawn) and using the 'Bren' rules for inherent German squad MG34/42s.
Great to get a game in at last.
Also managed to acquire another set of rules :-)