What a great little scenario!!..One of those scenarios that comes down to timing and the correct amount of pressure!.Joe and I played ASL17 Lost Opportunities. He was the German attacker, and called my bluff on some dummy "kill stacks" at the bottom of the map. I had a really good run with my mortar in the top half of the map, but he managed to break this squad in his first DFPh and it never recovered.
I took the opportunity for a small counter-attack with one of my squad that went fanatic, but when they broke (against all odds!), Joe could move a half squad into the perfect position to eliminate TWO of my broken squads in the next RtPh. Decloaking my 57L gun was the only option I had left, but unfortunately it didn't have any HE. With intensive fire and a critical hit with AP ammunition, I managed to break the German HS, thus rescuing the two squads from the brink of elimination.
After that, it turned out that the Germans had over exerted themselves and were only one squad away from losing the game (VCs state that they immediately lose if they drop below 9 good order squad equivalents). When they couldn't rally a single squad, I went "all in" and prep fired all I had in my next PFPh and managed to break the one squad I needed to break.
That was a really tense game, full of hard decisions, gambles, and the little bit of luck I needed in the end to win - everything I love about ASL!
My best wishes to Joe for the remaining game.
Perhaps if you had tried to rally them in the rally phase...What a great little scenario!!..One of those scenarios that comes down to timing and the correct amount of pressure!.
As the German, if you push hard (as i did!!) you will end up with a lot of broken/conscripts squads, that are hard to rally.
I had the US on the ropes, and with a open path to the victory building..however i had quite a number of broken units , and wasn't able to rally any of my broken units in the prep phase...the rest is history...Good tense game and a great opponent,,..good luck Tobias...maybe a rematch soon?