Copyright © 2021, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Monday, 19 July 2021

Pravda: Crushing Soviet Victory


In a continuation of our strike back against the pig-dog capitalist aggressors our forces pushed on towards Hannover brushing aside the NATO opposition.

The game happened between James and I at the club on Thursday, James played the Soviet Warsaw Pact force while I played the FDR NATO Defenders.

The site of the engagement, Warsaw Pact forces would strike from the bottom left.

Soviets:
  • Four T-64B
  • Six infantry in BTR-60PB
  • One Saxhorn in BTR60-PB
  • Two BRDM-2
  • One BRDM-2 Spandrel
  • One ZSU-23-4 Shilka

Marigal Automotiv Gmbh would be hotly contested
West Germans:
  • Five Leopard A1
  • Six infantry
  • Two Milan teams
  • One Luchs (Fuchs in disguise)
  • One Jaguar 2
  • One M113 Panzer Moerser

NATO prepare to counter the Soviet strike

Soviets advance along the road

Final deployments

First casualty, the BRDM-2 Spandrel is taken out by the Jaguar 2

Soviet tanks push on

This small holding was one of the Objectives, the Soviet armour is close already 

The Fuchs masquerading as a Luchs is the first to secure Madrigal Automotiv Gmbh

The Soviets are soon contesting the facility

Much of the action took place at very close quarters either side of the road that bisected the table

German armour takes position on high ground overlooking the battlefield

This knocked out T-64B proved quite the obstacle, at least two Soviet tanks failed their bogging test to pass it

The Leopards take their first casualty from a Tank Missile launched from the opposite hill

Knocking out the Jaguar that has cause them some pain, Soviet armour pushes up the road.

One of the Leopards moves up to support the infantry in the centre but is taken out by a T-64B

Losses to the armour on both sides is likely unustainable


The Soviets secure Madrigal Automotiv Gmbh

James and I played out five turns before we ran out of time and had to call it a day, neither side had broken the other, but the Soviets held three of the four objectives so despite the boasts from Pravda it was only a technical victory to them, I think a couple more turns would have had the West Germans in the ascendance.


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