Well, no VotG tonight with the Sprague-ster/Gorgon up in NH on holiday. In order to get past the jones I put together a synopsis our of first three player turns for 15D that we played last week. Germans SAN 5/ELR 4, Russians SAN 5/ELR 3. I don't have the play by play and was too busy defending in the south to get too many of the details in the north sector but here goes:
G1 Germans attack across the board. They roll for maximum # of Stukas, 3(they got the rotating ones for 6 supt CPP) this turn. The Germans don't get smoke and Brian's OBA pulls a red chit. There is some PF (50mm mtrs) but generally the Germans use 2-4-7s to scout and draw fire. The P44 bldg defenses in the south fall apart pretty easily in 2 turns. The scripts just can't take the pressure and there are some dummies. They are only there to draw the Germans in...
In the center a HIP KV-1 in T30 fires up a mover in S30. Malfs BMG but breaks some other unit. I threw a DC from the 6-2-8 in S34 at an 8-3-8/DC/8-0 which wounds the ldr and CRs the HS.
In the north Gorgon gets some good shots and resids on PzChala. IIRC the 70mm gets a SR. Allin all, we keep the Germans from moving too fast.
R1 The Russians don't move but dish out a lot of PF when it doesn't seem apropriate to skulk. I believe the 76L in Pavlov's House X'd out some time in R1. Effects are not really wearing on the Germans at this point tho'. The game is still in flux. The Russians got really lucky on the Stuka attacks. The targets were the KV-1 (missed), a strafing run in the north (NE), and a missed sighting TC (can't remember details). 100mm OBA gets a SR in the south. A death star in P39.1 (3x4-6-7/HMGs and 9-2) pounds the Univermag. IIRC they kill and NKVD in the cellar of S39 and kill the crew of the 76* in Level 1. 50mm mtrs are NE again.
G2. Germans hose the Stuka DR. None forthcoming. I don;t recall effects of PF. They steel themselves to get up and move forward. In the south they finish clearing the P44 building that I had won in the night scenario. A StuG pltn moves in from off board in the south w/an AA HT. I needle Brian, "So Mike let you have AFVs again?" to which he replies..."You're such a d!%&" :laugh:
Generally, I don't recall having any tremendous D1F. We had a long rules tanget re the TEM for wide blvd/SH hexes. B/c this site was down and I couldn't cite Tom's ruling on my recollection that the TEM for AM is -1 (basically combining the -2 wide blvd and +1 SH TEMS) we split the difference at 0. IIRC I wd'd an 8-0 and CR'd a 4-6-7 in Q41 from that w/shots from the 76L in U44.1 and the 50mm mtr in V44. I think the "Don't touch my guy" incident happened about this time while we were on the horn w/ol' Fezziwig to get a ruling.
Then we had a another controversial event...I lit off the set DC in P43.C. Passed the TC no problem. I rolled 4,4 for effects causing a 4KIA. I placed it in the cellar based on something I read here on the forum. That evening we thought we needed an additional dr to determine whether it rubbled the location or not. Looking back at A23.71 and B24.11 that was not necesary. That location (cellar) is rubbled so everything above it will come crashing down too. We still need to roll for falling rubble for L1 and L2. However, that night, I thought I was hosed in that it was a 4KIA in a location w/no one, rubble wasn't created, and we only had flame creation. :bigfire:
So...I said "Oh well" to unconcealed a 4-5-8/.50 cal/9-2 in W31 with LOS to P39.1 deathstar and proceeded to roll a rof tear that unhinged that entire stack to nothing. :drink:
The loss of 3 sqds and a 9-2 only goads Dr. D to further aggression. He pushes forward in advance and jumps 3 or 4 of my stacks (on eof which we missed and did not roll CC yet - see T32). Lady luck is still with me and I do way better in CC than I should have. In S27 My 4-5-8 CRs a 4-6-7 leaving the HS and 10-2 in HtH melee. If I don't kill them all in CC next player turn that'll just be wrong! :nuts: My 6-2-8 in S34 also got lucky in CC. IIRC he killed an 8-3-8 but maybe it was smtg different.
The end result is that Russians are up this scenario in the death count. I think losses currently are:
German: 1.5x8-3-8, 1x5-4-8, 5x4-6-7, 1x4-4-7, 1x9-2
Russian: 1xNKVD, 1x4-4-7,5x4-2-6, 1xcrew,1x76L
Once we adjust the Set DC results there will be at least a 9-1/5-4-8/2-4-7 added to that, more if the rubbles crashes into another German stack. Plus the unfinished CC. It looks like it'll be a bloody scenario. Gorgon can probably fill in the details for the northern fight. Take a look at the attachments for the initial scenario positions and end G2 positions.