Haasl's Soviets weren't just lucky, Dr Dave played them well. Good defence, no mistakes, no missed shots.In the West/Central Division, David Haasl's Soviets defeated Steffen Knippel's Teutonic Hordes in AP131 "Crickets in Spring". Steffen was unable to get more than a foothold in the town before conceding. While the Soviets didn't have terribly hot dice, they had terribly fortuitous dice - getting what they needed when they needed it more or less. But what decided the issue was the panthers finding both my HIP guns flank on. This mean that the T-34s didn't have to engage in risky behavior and hand CVP to the other side. Steffen was awesome opponent and a good sport as the luck was clearly not on his side this time. I should add that this is the first time I have managed to beat him over the years. I look forward to playing him again and maybe reaching .500 against him lifetime.
One of my all time favorites.Hello
In round 3, we had a very fair and fun fight, Eben Johnson and I. "J41 By ourselves" was the terrain where we met. I had a good third turn completing a quite good move to take a maximum of building locations while killing the most germans. Eben came back with a very tough bunch of elite german warriors. He was as competitive as fair and I was afraid until the end. Finally he fell under a dreadfull lack of luck (never saw so many 12 in so little time), facing heroic norwegian vikings. And then Julian Alaphilippe kept the yellow jacket. And I won this game. Very nice. We will meet again.