Clash at Borisovka ETO (id:#59882)
Multi-Man Publishing (ASL Starter Kit #3 ID: S21)
Borisovka, Russia 1943-03-14 (1 other)
Designer: Kevin Meyer
Starter kit scenario?: Deluxe scenario?:
Overview:The German offensive to retake Kharkov put the Russian Voronezh Front in disarray. Shortages of fuel and ammo hampered the Russians. The siutation got worse on March 13th when the Grossdeutschland Division attacked north of Kharkov along the seam between the 40th and 69th Armies. Penetrating deep into the Russian lines, the armored elements, including a company of Tigers, turned northeast in the direction of Tomarovka. The Russian command committed the 3rd Guards Tank Corps to slow down the German advance.
Attacker: Russian (3rd Guards Tank Corps)
Defender: German (Panzer Regiment, Grossdeutschland Division)
5 turnsPlayers: 2 OBA: None Night: No
|Squads: A:0.0 D:0.0|
T-34 M43 x 4D:6
T-34 M41 x 6
PzKpfw VIE x 2
PzKpfw IVF2 x 4
|Guns: A:0 D:0|
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|2021-01-17||(A) Jonathan Plott||vs||Craig Renier||German win||Man, do I suck as an armor leader. More of an experimental game to teach me the armor and TH/TK mechanics. The only bad experience is one you don't learn from...and today I learned I should have stuck with checkers. Thanks for your patience Craig!|
|2021-01-14||(D) Mark Dennehy||vs||Craig Reiner|| German win|
|Playing with the Russian balance, the Russians used their extra MP in turn 1 to get most of their T34s half-way to the other edge in roughly 3 groups, one in the east, one in the center and the other on the west side. One T34 took an overwatch position on the hill in the center of the board. The Germans responded with bringing one Tiger onto the west-most hill on their side of board v and the other on the center hill to claim height advantage. Two PzKw IVs guarded the east-most pass with one taking position on the east-most hill while the other two moved in to add additional crossfire to the open spaces of board t as well as protect the rears of the Tigers. The only T34 on the hill fired on the center Tiger while several T34s in the center took shots at the west-most Tiger but being buttoned up against hull-down, moving Tigers at long range meant no hits. The Tigers, however, proved more accurate, one taking out the overwatch T34 with a critical hit and the other bagging one of the other T34s in the center, for 2 quick kills. The PzKw IVs took ACQ shots to prepare for the Russian rush in turn 2. |
The east-most T34s climbed up the hills, two the center hill and one the east-most hill to engage the center Tiger and the overwatch PzKwIV. The west-most T34s swung around the line of trees in front of the west hill, scaring the PzKwIV there into motion and unleashing a fog of smoke to protect itself. Instead of engaging these T34s, the Tiger waited for the center T34s in its LOS to start up, taking out one and watching the other make a run to the east-most hill area. Defensive Fire watched the Germans continue to rack up kills, as the T34 on the east-most hill got hit by the hilltop PzKwIV and the center Tiger took out one of the T34s on the center hill. With time to turn, the other Tiger turned its hull to face down the T34s that looped around the woods. The Russians got their volley of shots and while one came close to taking out one of the Tigers, none scored a kill. Unfortunately, many T34s were now vunerable to the next volley of shots in the German Turn 2 PFPh and the Tigers continued their precision firing with two more kills. The Russian now had to get several kills to have a chance and eyed the smoke-shrouded PzKwIV first, but just as it emerged from the smoke, one T34 malfed his MA and the other missed as the PzKwIV ran by, then tried an intensive fire shot which malfed that MA as well. The PzKwIV was going to just run and hide but seeing his sudden advantage, stopped and prepared to fire. The other PzKwIVs shifted to cover exits more effectively and join in on the kill of the malfed T34s, which one did in the AFPh.
The Russian now ran off the board with the two surviving T34s in the Turn 3 MPh. The German gunners suddenly went cold and couldn't hit, but the damage was done and the Germans secured a victory.
|2021-01-10||(A) Tony Fermendzin||vs||Bob Saker|| Russian win|
|The Russian plan was to come in stop and try to win a firefight against the PzIV's (hopefully getting the first shot), and then to either swarm the Tigers or make a run for the exit. The Germans entered one Tiger and two PzIV's on each map board leading with the Tiger tanks with the PzIV's coming in behind providing support.|
The first turn saw the Russians shock one of the PzIV's and immobilize another on the west map board, while a third PzIV malfunctioned its MA. All at the cost of only one T34.
Having the upper hand, the Russians then swarmed the remaining Tiger and PzIV on the east map board, taking both out on the second turn along with the immobilized PzIV on the west map board. However, this came at a steep price with the Russians losing five T34's in the process. The PzIV with the malfunctioned gun found its gun to be un-repairable and was recalled, leaving the Germans with only two tanks (one under an UK marker) against five Russian T34's.
When the remaining PzIV under an UK marker failed to recover on the beginning of the Russian's third turn, the Germans were down to a single Tiger tank, needing to kill three of the fiver remaining T34. The T34's went in for the kill on the third turn taking out the Tiger with a BFF shot!
A fun game all around. I was a bit surprised with how fast it all unfolded. In the end fortune favored the Russians in this one and they were able to win a game that was a lot closer then it might otherwise appear.
|2020-10-13||(D) David Garvin||vs||Loic Gourdon||German win||Loic is learning how to play tanks. As such, he got the red horde. He kept his tanks in motion, used pretty good swarming techniques and some bounding first fire; however, the dice gods were against him as witnessed by a tank going MALF, but he did take out two of my Pz IVF2. My Tigers, however, were devastating. One actually getting a rate tear and taking out two of his tanks in one phase.|
|2020-10-01||(A) Craig Renier||vs||Dave Mareske||Russian win||Russian tanks were initially held off with German Mk IV covering the Tigers' flanks. One Tiger took out two Russian tanks by retaining ROF in DFPh. But the remainder of the Russian swarm on the Tiger rolled a 2 on the TK. The 2nd Tiger was immobilized and eventually killed. Further low die rolls on the TK for the Russian left the German force unable to block a Russian exit.|
|mhlrsym9 Added a playing||2021-01-18 01:08:37|
|Jplott94 Added a playing||2021-01-17 17:16:10|
|acfe Added a playing||2021-01-11 04:27:31|
|Uncle_Duke Added a playing||2021-01-06 09:10:20|
|Stewart Modified the Title||2021-01-05 06:33:30|
|After 1.5 turns. (AAR S21 Game In Progress Turn 2 German REDO.jpg)||Image||scrub||1244|
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|VASL Log file (ASLSK S21 Tony vs Bob 01102021.vlog)||VASL Game Log||acfe||9|
|VASL Log file (ASLSK_S21_Craig_v_Mark_2021_01_14.vlog)||VASL Game Log||mhlrsym9||1|
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