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The Armour Got Lost

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VS Warsaw Pact
Tovarishch Vilgelm

I usually use a infantry heavy force (3 full up mech plus Milan unit) with Harriers, Lynx and few tanks.
For a change I went tank heavy and used arty - you may note some Carnations subbing for 3 M109. We also lost electric power so no picture of the Soviet masses.

The table looking south

The BAOR will be deploying on the right, the red menace on the left

The deployment - Scimitars spearhead to town and elements of the Staffordshire rgt occupy the rubble.

the FOO forgets to hull down and the formation commander parks in the woods near the objective also forgetting the 2 in in woods rule. Soviets deploy 2 x 5 BMP coy, 5 T72, 4 recon BMP and the acacia btry.

End of turn 2

In turn 1 Soviets got reinforcements and bring on Gophers - 4 BMPs took out the formation CDR tank, and the other 4 the FOO. Return fire had the Lynxs destroy a T72 and the combined Scimitar and infantry fire destroyed a BMP2 platoon.
Turn 2 saw Russian T72 s advance along with 2 BMPs make a rush for the objective. The Gophers advanced to get in range of the Lynx.
Sensing disaster the new British cdr started the FV432s toward the objective but 3 of 5 bogged after a successful cross here order. Return fire had the Lynx get another T72 and the arty killed 3 of 4 Gophers. One BMP on obj was bailed, other destroyed.

Start of turn 3

Since you check victory conditions before rolling to remount and the main rule book states the team holding the objective must not be bailed/bogged the game continues. The BMP failed to remount in any event. Turn 3 saw another Soviet unit, the carnations, come on. The recon BMPs swept around the woods engaging the scimitars, destroying 3. Other BMP init headed for objective.

No BAOR reinforcements. FV432s contest objective, Lynx kill another T72 and bail one but they pass morale. The 109s bail 3 of 4 recon BMP but they also pass morale.

Turn 4 sees 10 T72 arrive for the Reds - concentrated BMP fire destroys the FV432 platoon and bails the last scimitar which passes morale but does not remount. In turn 4 no British reinforcements so the best that can be done is gain a VP if we can kill another platoon. Lynx nail another T72 but they pass the check. The game ends with 63% of the British points off the board.

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  • Hawk02 says:

    thanks for posting. It’s a good report, well done.
    Regards, Frank.

  • Tovarishch Vilgelm says:

    V good report – and especially, due to my lack of camera, good pics! Folk need to read kayjay’s OOB. Had his three Chieftain troops shown up, Amsterdam would be safe and the Soviet commander would be in a fetal ball, whimpering…

  • AlohaRover says:

    Reinforcements never arrive when you need them, yet your opponents always arrive at the worst place and time 😉

  • Nabeshin says:

    Reinforcements! Why do they never arrive when they’re needed? 😉 Good game and good report either way.

  • CrazyIvan17 says:

    Well done on your first AAR! Looks like it was a fun game.

  • AlohaRover says:

    True night fighting. I like it

  • Red Alert says:


    Tovarisch, well done Soviet Commander.

    Allied commander, the nice write up earns you a commendation!


  • kayjay says:

    Bill (Tovarishch) is going to give his perspective and list – we are trying to sort the ‘link reports’ business. We actually did lose power in the middle of the game and were playing by candle and flashlight for a while.

  • M. Nisbet says:

    A disappointing result, but every game is a learning experience. Good luck in your next one and be sure to check into the British Briefing Room for orders.

    M Nisbet – British High Command

  • Storm Caller says:

    Nice report! check out some of the better reports, they avoid “turn” and put a lot of text in pictures boxes. Check out red alert and quicksilver

  • davehodo says:

    Nice job on your first report-well done.

  • fingolfen says:

    Thanks for the report! See if your opponent will sign up and post his battle report as well – that way you can link them and both get additional XP.

  • bayankhan says:

    Good report. Try and get both lists if opponent isn’t going to post as well

  • Michael Mosgaard says:

    Ouch, sorry to see a loss for a fellow NATO ally! But congratulations on your first battle report!
    And yeah, the delayed reserves can really turn out unlucky if the dice are against you, best to have a flexible army setup with an infantry component (especially for the british!) which can absorb punishment and hold the line until the arrival of the big tanks.