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Red Tears Shed on Gray ETO (id:#63065)
(Friendly Fire Pack 11 ID:FrF89)
Designer: Peter Struijf and Chris Mazzei
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Under German-backed dictator Antonescu, Rumania joined its Nazi ally in the fateful Operation Barbarossa. After two months of defeats, the Soviet Army in the Ukraine was reeling. Second line units, factory militia and ageing equipment were thrown into the path of the Axis invaders. On 17 August, the Rumanian 11th Infantry Division approached the town of Karpova, a key railway junction 30 km northwest of Odessa. The factories and warehouses near the railway station were defended by a ragtag company of Soviet units.
Attacker: Rumanian (Elements of 3rd "Dorobanti" Regiment, 11th Infantry Division and 1st Armored Regiment)
Defender: Russian (Elements of the Odessa Defense Region)  
Turns: 6     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Karpova, Ukraine 1941-08-18
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:16.0 D:16.0
AFVs: A:3
LT vz 35(g) x 3

BA-6 x 2

Guns: A:0 D:2
37mm PTP obr. 30 x 1
76.2mm P obr. 00/02P x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Buildings with printed stairwells are Factories. NQ for both sides.
Map Board(s): 1 71
Overlays: O4 X15 X21
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igycrctl Added a playing2018-08-18 23:05:00
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2018-07-26 19:19:11
sdedier Added a playing2018-03-09 06:48:02
cosarara Added a playing2018-03-09 02:57:32
RJenulis Added a playing2018-02-11 23:17:50
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2018-08-18(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs VanMechelen, JR Russian win
2018-03-08(A) Stephen dedier vs Holt, Jim Russian winI have really liked everything from this FrF pack. For me early war is good because I am still learning vehicles and you don't have so much of the 1 shot one kill tank action. Of course, you do one two street fights one kill one immobilization. I spread my attack with emphasis on the Russian left. Using my tanks as a spearhead to run through and VBM freeze I made a 1st turn breakthrough on the Russian left. I had the first 4 victory hexes building in turn 2 and attacked the 2nd on turn 3. I had also exposed both of his guns and killed the ART on turn 3 with a tank overrun. This is where my error started to show. While i meant to leave units on the Russian right to keep him occupied and make an assault across open ground and also units in the middle to prevent his forces from changing flanks, i left too many there. It took me till turn 4 to get another 4 hexes from the last units on this side. I had to send tanks to try and free up my other trapped units sapping strength from the success on my right. The Russian reinforcements came on and were able to consolidate their left holding me to 8 hexes and my offensive across open ground on my left was doomed. My opponent roolled 12's to malf both his MA on the AC's. But 2 of my leaders were killed (one sniper and one random selection and failed MC and wound) in the attack on my left. Then a couple key rally rolls by the Russians really hurt. An all out assault in the last building left a lot of shot up Romanian cardboard in the street but no more victory hexes. Some lessons learned. Commit yourself to an offensive strategy. Think about your unit strength and what success will take a bit more. Use more VBM freeze for attacks. The minor's just don't have many leaders. Losing even 1 let alone 2 cripled me leaving so many broken units w/o rally possibilities.
2018-03-07(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Federico Corso Russian winI don't think the scenario deserve its pro-rumenian fame, I think it's a very good tournament scenario, with multiple evenues of attack, you can choose your pace for the romeninan attack and its up to the russian defender setting up a defence that's tough enough to delay the rumenian outslang. Defending up front with russian conscript is a receipt for disaster, I found that a deep defence it's what is needed for the russian, the reinforcement are meager indeed but are enough to make the russian win.
2018-02-10(D) Andy Beaton vs Richard Hooks Russian winRussian conscripts delayed the Romanian attack on the Russian left flank, allowing reinforcement and further delay. Russian reinforcements arrived after Romanians had captured 2 buildings and Romanians had to try and charge a packed building. A massacre of Romanian troops resulted.
2018-02-10(A) Richard Jenulis vs Andrew Simpson Rumanian winNWASL Championship 2018
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Avg Rating: 6.33Votes: 9
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Estimated Play time: 5.9 hours
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Red Tears Shed on Gray
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[A] Romanian 27
[D] Russian 21
Saturday 25 January 2020 01:34:49 PM  (c)dramsey 2020