Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Vancouver Salute 2015 Stalingrad!

Ok, definitely gonna have to get more organized - this is a retro post from last years Vancouver Salute 2015. This was a joint effort with John Atchison and myself using his beautiful Stalingrad terrain and Schwere Kompanie rules. Minis were all Battlefront products.

The scenario:

Operation Hubertus 

Stalingrad, November 11 1942: Pioniere Bataillon 389, reinforced with Pioniere Bataillon 162, attack to the left of the Red October Factory and attempt to reached the bank of the Volga. In their way the 118th Rifle Regiment of the 37th Guards Rifle Division, is determined to stop their effort!

We played on a terrain mat I made from canvas and acrylic caulking. It worked well and was transported in a rolled up tube that somehow made it as carry-on for my plane ride to Vancouver!
German tanks and Pioneres attacked the Soviets who were strung out in various strong points in the factory area.

Pioneres group up for the attack, supported by Flammenwerfers.

More Pioneres. Smoke em if you got em!

sMG units took up positions to suppress the Soviets.

Infantry gun support was positioned to attack any stubborn positions.

A sIG 33B trundles up the middle of the German attack.

Many Soviet Guardsmen took up positions in the Rail yard, close to German Starting positions.

Some of John's beautiful terrain!

Soviet Mortars became critical in disrupting the heavy German support units

 First turn is busy for the Germans in an all-out attack!

The first Soviet unit to die was a sniper that took his toll as the germans crossed the street.
The Feldwebel states the obvious '...Hes up the stairs...shhh..."
 Soviet tank reinforcements drive into the side of the German armor Schwerpunkt. German infantry begin a frenzy of tossing smoke!

German bring up their secret weapon, Mr. Faust...

The 24th Panzer is not having a good day...

In all, a great weekend of gaming. Thanks to the players and especially John Atchinson for his spectactlar terrain!


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