Mick and I got together last Thursday to play a game of FoW. We where using our 1650 Corrivalry lists, so it was to be a Late War match up. We decided to play the new mission from WI 315, Breakout. We diced of to decide who would attack, Mick and his Russians won the rights.
Below are some shots of the table before the action began, I chose to defend from behind the hedge.
Initial deployment, the Russian commander faces of against the dug in 88's, Carius, Kerscher, 2IC and 1IC. Katy's at the rear of his deployment with a platoon of Zis 3's dug in around the forest and houses. As you view the picture there are 2 SU-152's on the bridge with 3 T34-85's and the 1IC forming the right hand side and a platoon of 3 T-34/85's on the left hand side. The BA armoured cars have moved forward to deploy on the right as a vanguard.
Russian deployment right hand side
Russian deployment left hand side
Tigers arrive from scattered reserves, wrong side of the table to do anything just yet.
Multiple shots land on the Assault guns and finally score a killing blow, the multitude of 88 guns fail all fire power tests against the T34's and armoured cars.
Scattered reserves sees the arrival of the armoured AA platoon, right behind the Katyusha's.
T34's threaten the objective, Kersher goes to contest and feels the wrath of the 85mm guns.
2IC is flanked and brewsup, its a cunning plan by the Germans to provide additional cover.
Carius and his CO redploy to cover both objectives.
The Luftwaffe do not survive the next round, 88's destroyed to a man.
The two surviving T34's move to shoot Carius's blind spot. The thick armour on the Tiger tank deflects the shell's to protect this hero of the Fatherland.
The wayward Tigers mix it up with the remaining rocket launches after mauling the AT guns in an assault.
And then there was one.
Carius puts on a sweat as he rapidly spins the turret around then opens fire on the T34's.
Boom! One down, one bailed.
The CO bags the other platoon. Now down below half and with no commanding officer the Russians break. 5 - 2 to Schwere Panzerkompanie.