Friday, June 24, 2011

Combat Cards 6/22/11

Tuesday we played a practice game of Tactical Assault: Combat Cards in anticipation for the league beginning 7/28/2011. 

I played Dan in a WWII Russians vs. Germans battle.  We each had 48 points to build our armies, and we played on a 4' x 6' table.  Very Long was 48" and the towns were treated as Covering Template terrain.

The battlefield.  At the crossroads is a small village.  Surrounding are fields and some stands of trees.
The church and fountain were considered impassible blocking terrain as both sides had too much reverence for these structures to attack them.

A shot of the table from the west end.  The Germans are taking up positions surrounding the city from the west to the south to the south east.  Russians are coming in from the north to northeast, and already occupy the city.

Russian armor rolls into town while a German MG 42 watches.

Aerial recon of the village.  Two German machine gun teams are on the move.

A Russian T-34/ 85 waits...

German Infiltrators pounce on Russian armor.  The fighting is furious, but the armor is victorious.

German infantry sneak up on a T-34.

Russian infiltrators suprise a German mortar team, but are chased off by another unit of German infiltrators.

Dogfight!  Sturmovics and Stukas mix it up.  One Stuka goes down in a fiery explosion.

A late game shot of the table.  The Germans push towards the center of town, their losses slowly building.  The Russians dig in, determined to stop the enemy.

The table from the east side.  A Tiger I has managed to flank a T-34.

A T-34/ 76 pounds away at a German mortar.

Surrounded!  The crew of this Russian 85 fight valiantly against the vicious German assault.  Their efforts are not in vain, as they survive the day!

A fun game, and a much needed re- orientation to the cards for me.  I'm really looking forward to the league!

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