Views of the battlefield looking towards the Soviet table edge, moving along the table from German left to right. The left flank, scene of some hot PzIV on PzIV action.
Looking along the table from the German right, Germans on left, Soviets on right.
The situation at lunchtime. Three turns in and the Romanians and Germans were having at it with relish on the German left, but Luke's cunning plan for the Soviets was to refuse the German right and make a concerted push on the German left and centre. This meant my Grenadier company was able to occupy the ruined town with ease and set up a PAK front with 88s and Adams PAK40s. Unfortunately, we had little to shoot at.
Close of play, with my grenadiers still having little to do, despite the late appearance of some lend lease Churchills and T34s to give me something to shoot at.
All in all a fun game. Luke's plan could have worked well, but the T34s seemed reluctant to get stuck in and the brunt of the fighting fell to the Romanians. Phil's use of his heavy cats as a fire brigade worked really well and they were able to add stability wherever they were committed although they remain surprisingly vulnerable to artillery. A great game and a big thank you to all involved.
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