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The Russians just crumble in the first scenario of this CG. They must try and reconcile in the second scenario and then their forces start building up.
 

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I think starting to close to the hex row c means that the German player can bypass and surround each company. The armor can move around each group.
I am going to deploy my russians closer to the factories and put the 6-2-8 company into hall 3 and 4. Keeping the lines closer together means better support for each other
 

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Red Factories, X-Tag, Session #2, Turn Played 3;
Germans continue to strongly advance along the Left Flanks, while crossing the gully and expand on the Right Flank. In the Centre Sector, the Germans have pushed up to the Railroad track, bypassing a Russian strongpoint in the left-centre sector.


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I hope there is substantial troop hidden in halls 3 and 4. If the German infantry get into Hall 4 the Russians are done. The Russians on the left flank are close to being encircled. The raised rail line will be a good obstacle though
 

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I hope there is substantial troop hidden in halls 3 and 4. If the German infantry get into Hall 4 the Russians are done. The Russians on the left flank are close to being encircled. The raised rail line will be a good obstacle though
It doesn't look like there are any more Russians in that area. The German will just waltz in.
 

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Red Factories, X-Tag, Session #3, Turn Played 4;

The Germans' advance continues to strongly advance along the Left Flank, and now on the Right Flank, having captured the right map edge is starting to push eastward toward the river. In the Centre Sector, the Germans had made a foray towards the factories only to be pushed back by heavy cannon fire. The Russians are starting to withdraw from the strongpoint in the left-centre sector.

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Red Factories, X-Tag, Session #4, Turn Played 5*
* Note previous picture have turn wrong


The Germans continue to advance along the Left Flank, stumbling a bit over the Russians left in their way, while the Right Flank continues the advance, flushing out any Russians left in buildings on the far left flank. In the Centre Sector, the German Engineers are clearing Russian out of the Shooting Gallery, the School, and the Kindergraten while preparing to assault into the Ladder House. The Russian have reinforced Halls No.3 & No. 4 in the Left-Centre Sector and Halls No. 5 and No. 8a in the Right-Centre Sector. Overhead 4x Stukas circle, attempting to spot Russians moving about the factories, diving down when they managed to spot someone (the threat of them has kept the Russian from running out into the streets).

Russians hold back the surging German Advance; Is it enough? Can the hold out?
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Can you tell me how 4 Stuka are circling,as I thought the max was 3 ?
 
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Also the VC are not " get as much terrain as possible."

Always re read the VC.
 

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Red Factories, X-Tag, Session #5, Turns Played 6 & 6.5;

The Germans' Left Flank continues to strongly advance towads the river with a lead platoon crossing Uglovaya Street (hexrow T), while following platoons cleared up the Russian pocket in the Rune House (J10-J11) behind them. A mistaken Stuka attack on Russians in U1 nearly proved disasterous for a German leader and broken HS in R1 - but the Luftwaffe's poor aim dropped the bomb harmless nearby.

The Germans' Right Flank continues to advance through the myriad of wooden houses towards the end of the Banya Gully (P45) with its lead platoon. Meanwhile the remainder of the battalion presses against mounting Russian resistance in Hall 8 and Hall 5a. Sniper and booby trap activity has been heavy in this sector, claiming a the life a leader & a HS; and broke a Squad and pinned a HS.

The Germans' Centre Sector sturm and pionier platoons are clearing out solid but dwindling Russians from the Ladder House (L16) while managing to gain a toehold into Hall 4. A quick shift of forces moved a sturm platoon right to assist with the assault on Hall 5a. Some searching fire finally managed to knock out the Russian artillery spotter in the 2nd Level of (N15) the Administraion House. The German close-combat assaults proved more successful this turn, with two attacks by a pair of Sturm HS managing to ambush and take out a pair of Russian Conscript HS in the Ladder House - one German HS even managed to create an 8-1 leader in the process. Meanwhile in the Locomotive Hall (M23) a pair of Sturm HS are locked in HtH Melee with a Russian Conscript Squad.

Now the Germans must hold fast their gains in the ensuing Russian half of Turn 7, with the hope of the scenario not ending this turn.

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Red Factories, X-Tag, Session #5, Turns Played Russian 7;

I am sorry that I forgot to take pictures, but the German did not move and the Russian skulked back and forth as we concluded the Russian half of Turn 7, before the scenario ended.

The scenarios was a German victory with the CVP totals as follows: Russian 48, German 43

Attached is a map with the final front lines.
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Excellent AAR George.

What remains of the respective at start forces? Do you think either side have the numbers to hold a coherent front?

It 'appears' the Russians have a problem on both flanks but a strong centre.
 
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