Here's a AAR of this weeks game of BKC2.The report and photos are by Justin (thanks Justin).I think Ive put the photos in the right order. (as always click on photos for a larger view)Enjoy:-)
OK so we had planned a big 6 player game but it got mucked up because we thought that Simon P and Oliver were coming down but they are due next week instead. So OK only 4 of us (Jason, James, Rob and me) a combined British/Russian force vs a German holdout force (based near a Tiger factory it seems). Scenario 6 Exploitation. In this game the table is divided into 3 bands; front, central and rear. If the attackers (the allied force) can capture the middle band they gain a minor victory and if they can capture the rear zone they get a major victory. Oh yes and they have 8 turns to do it in.
Forces; 4400 to the allies (they rolled +10%) and 2400 to the Germans (we rolled -10%). The German forces where mainly spent on Tigers (2 Tiger I and 3 Tiger II) with just enough infantry to claim the sectors. We were using 6mm models, basically to try the rules out but no reason not to use a larger scale - say 15mm - for better visual effect. Our 6mm armies work out about £40 a head (with a lot more tanks than we were using in this game.
The battlefield, with the Germans deployed in the central and rear zones, The allies use mobile deployment and move on from the table edge. German defences are based on a wood on the left (held by 2 Tiger I's) a wood in the centre bristling with German infantry (with panzershrecks) and hill on the right, dominated by a Tiger 2.
That heavily defended wood in the centre
Hill on the right with the Tiger II. More German infantry are manning the nearby hedges to protect the Tiger from close assault.
And on the left the wood held by Tiger I's supported by an infantry team.
The British arrive on the table, one tank brewed up by long range fire from the Tigers and 3 infantry groups suppressed.
The British artillery lays down a smoke screen to protect them from German fire but it drifts off target still allowing the Germans some targets.
British tanks taking fire but no tanks destroyed, just suppressed.
On the right the Soviets advance, T34s with infantry following on foot behind.
After overrunning the German infantry (who had no anti-tank weapons) the T34s advance and destroy the Tiger 2's. One was destroyed by an air strike and the other by massed fire from the advancing T34's.
Close up on the T34s
With the German right flank crushed, the Soviet infantry claimed the rear zone and contested the central zone. A major victory for the allies. We the Germans felt as the actual Germans must have felt in WW2. The allies dominating the skies and our superb tanks grossly out numbered by the attackers. I must buy some anti-tank guns.