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7AD surrounded!

Photo dump of Steve and Mike’s game.
Mike had terrible rolling which annihilated his offensive tank platoon early. He did what he could with what he had left but there was too much German armor to fight through.
Steve gave away some platoons by over extending but we discovered that Schutzen skirts are awesome
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Heavy tanks!

Today’s mission was Pincer!
Steve allowed me to borrow his heavy tanks and I could not resist
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This was against 7 AD, ARP and Tank horde galore.
I saw the weakness in Auto-defending heavy tanks immediately but felt confident enough that my infantry platoons could hold the line until the very slow reserves came in.

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Otto was in the dead center ready to pour his weight of fire anyway.
I had 8.8s in ambush ready to respond his concentrated armor push, naturally I was more afraid of the ARPs overwhelming my infantry.

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He dropped smoke on my jagdtiger, but was still close enough to see them doing limited damage. In the storm trooper move i make the silly mistake of moving it allowing two 76mms pushing up its side and destroying it.
The response of my panzerfaust and panzershreks is quick and decisive though.

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The armor duel continued but between the nigh invincible 88s and otto the armored push was stopped.
During this time Mike pushes his ARPs and m10s against my dug in infantry, he fails to pin me in a few crucial moments leading his first ARP platoon to be pushed back depleted.
The bergepanther is crucial at this time as a ten point mobile machine gun platform.
The m10s pop killing Otto with a side shot at this time, i feel i may have forgotten his warrior save (i did).
My scouts in halftracks arrive in time to see off an assault from the second ARP platoon along with my King Tiger.
The last jagdtiger come in but at this point it is only a clean up operation. My rockets never came in before the Americans broke.
5-3 Germany

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Barbarossa!

So rapier-con came and went, the tables were beautiful and the games fantastic but my phone broke before i came around to uploading the photos.
I was able to get second place though using my panzer lehr list!

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After that I toned down the Flames of War as life caught up and there was no tournaments in the foreseeable future.

Rob dropped by for the holidays and we decided to get a game of Barbarossa in as he is entering an 1485 Early War Tournament in Texas!

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Deployment had my infantry deployed with the 88s in a terrible position where they had limited visibility to everything, I honestly saw me losing this game at deployment. My anti-tank weapons guns were in scattered reserve along with my infantry guns. All of which would only dent the armor of a t34.
Rob had an HQ of a t34, a platoon of 2 t34s, bt7a, armored cars, t23s?, katyushkas and an 18 stand pioneer platoon
He deployed the armored cars, t23s, and t34s.

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The first few turns involved moving up on his part with ineffectual shooting by the 88s and almost uselessness
of my Stukas. The highlight was a few bails, and the destruction of an 88.

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Things got bleak as my 88 platoon was lost but not before they had managed to destroy his 1ic and a few t34s

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I was on the back foot as his conscript rating hampered his assaults
My anti tank guns began to come in, the first platoon arriving too far away to be of any use for a few turns

Having committed his forces so thoroughly to my right flank I decided to load up more than half of the second platoon into their trucks and gun them towards Rob’s objective (which i forgot to take pictures of)

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His BT7s and pioneers arrive first and start hunting the infantry platoon now moving through the buildings towards his objectives
Thankfully I was making saves and my stuka, though causing zero casualties after having 14 stands under the template pinned the infantry horde for the rest of the game.
All this while his tanks and my anti tanks dueled.

The final moments were when his t34s assault my infantry and my now in position anti tank 6 guns where he proceeded to roll two 1s on his side armor 5 and i managed to pass the firepower tests to bail them.
My infantry on the far side unloaded on his now arrived katyushkas causing them to run. Without his 1ic his company breaks leaving me with a 4-3 victory that should have never been

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Rapiercon 2014

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Sorry its been a while, have plenty of great pictures of games I’ve had but no time to post them!
Had a six hour drive to Jacksonville and doing last minute painting
Already saw the tables for this tournament and they are gorgeous
Its DDay themed so Panzer Lehr are at it again
Mike is going for 7 AD from BGG
Again we are by far the youngest players here haha,
Ill be sure to post up a tournament report

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7 AD!

A tank on tank game with a desperate measures list
I was oh so stoked to use a minefield but the mission we rolled had no prepared positions, womp
I feel confident in my deployment, as stugs are solid on defensive and the panthers would draw the heaviest hitters. My infantry remained dug in.
Everything starts off well as I am able to destroy a few tanks and avoid the tank hunters while being able to destroy them
My panzer IVs arrived in a sweeping motion that should have statistically almost assured me of at least causing a motivation test and I whiff and he bounces the few hits,
I left them out too spread out and the next turn they just get wiped. After that begins the gradual collapse of my forces as the panthers and stugs are forced to run until finally the noose is closed around me and I fail a company command
5-2 win to mike and the Allies!

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