Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cold war gone hot, airborne attack

We played the scenario with the US paras and solidarity polish defending against the polish and soviet airborne. The game played very smoothly. The first turn the FOW cards were Additional Asset for the Soviets (they chose a T72) and ATGM team for the US side! For the solidarity polish I did not get sixes so the RPGs were not AT RPGs.

The first turn had the Soviet player rolling successful Whos Side are the On checks. The polish stayed allied with the soviets. The T55 started shooting at the Polish Solidarity in the buildings but were interrupted by two Dragon ATGM teams! The T55 brewed up on the first hit due to the fact that the dragons have an unmodified d3 firepower and we were using the alternate rules for vehicle combat. The second T55 reacted first and took down the building a unit of polish solidarity were in, killing only three of the polish. The polish shot back with their RPG but it caused no damage. The two Dragon ATGM teams (firing both with -1 firepower) attacked the T55 causing it to become tracked (1/2 movement) and forcing a bail out check which was passed. Finally, the T72 took out some more of the people in the building with a AT missile fired from the barrel and again the RPG (at a -1 firepower die) was useless.

Turn two had the T55 once again attacking the defending solidarity polish. The Dragon ATGM teams took out the T55 after it killed the remainder of the polish giving the soviets a bunch of victory points. The T72 killed the ATGM team on a building (leaving two teams). A polish unit moved forward and took cover near a farmhouse but was shot at by the solidarity polish and took four casualties. These were all kills as later determined. A FOW card for rain was drawn by the US player reducing visibility to 18" except for the Dragon ATGM teams, the A10 and the tanks.

The third turn the soviets rolled no reinforcements but they stayed. Turn three had the US moving into position to defend from the buildings More firefights resulted in more casualties for the solidarity and polish. The T72 brewed up after the FAS called in an A10 who dropped 250lb bombs on nearby infantry causing two kills. The US were able to convert two units of civilians to their side.

Turn four the Soviets got airborne reinforcements who came in the side of the board. The soviets drew Whats this wall made us Swiss Cheese and placed it on a well defended US position. The sergeant attempted to convert the third unit but rolled a 1 to the polish immediately defected to the soviet side. A nearby ATGM team attacked these polish who were forced to pull back to the courtyard in the square. The US then drew the swiss cheese card and placed it in the courtyard. So much for cover for either group...

Turn five through seven had the polish continue to press their attack with a T72 drawn for reinforcements. The US continued the battle and the fighter/bomber knocked out the T72 in the sixth turn but was shot down when the FAW rolled a 1 on the 7th turn. The polish rejoiced as they received another asset and a BDRM 2 arrived to help. Unfortunately the BDRM was not ready to fight (another FOW card) and decided to just watch it.

The final turns had the soviets attempting to cross the roads to get to the building but were fired on by a solidarity polish unit (10d6) a US unit (10d8) and a fireteam of US (6d8).

The US lost to the Soviets but only barely.

Pictures to follow...

Overall everyone enjoyed the heck out of this scenario. Thanks for a good game guys!

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