Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Krisis at Kharkov - part 8 - Faces of battle

The best of the remaining photos from Kharkov now, including the Soviet commander's situation map.  Nothing has been heard of Gen Wallmanski since the battle, leading observers to believe that he accepted his Commissar's 'invitation' to join the Southwestern Front combined clog dancing and mine clearing team...
Happy German general.  Photo by Jim Wallman

(soon afterwards) Sad German general.  Photo by Jim Wallman.

General Mouatski watches his troops advance.  Photo by Jim Wallman.

General Wallmanski's situation map.  All clear?  Good. 

The Soviet award stars system is believed to be similary to that used by McDonalds....
Don't worry, the Sovs aren't going soft - the medics are only there for the horses!  Photo by Tom Mouat

Players assemble for the post game analysis.  Photo by Tom Mouat.

Colonel General Wallmanski makes his excuses.  Photo by Tom Mouat.

8 comments:

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

My wife still does not understand why I just love this hobby ;)

This stuff is breathing life back into my 20mm collection

Don M said...

Gen Wallmanski.....newest member of the glorious soviet penal battalion....) Oh well at least the list is long and distinguished.

Really great game that you hosted Tim, you should be justly proud!

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Well don't show her any of these photos - they won't help convince her!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Thanks - this game was very much as Megablitz was intended to be played.

Conrad Kinch said...

Have the Germans started writing their memoirs yet?

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
I think they're all waiting for postwar US Army sponsorship...

Stephen Beat said...

Very interesting to read along - sometimes a bit intimidating for someone like me who has yet to play his first war game (as it looks very complex at times). But I really admire the level of detail and organisation that has gone into this.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
It's not at all complex - many of the players had no previous exposure to Megablitz but after the first couple of turns everyone had picked it up. As for the 'organisation' of which you speak - I had hoped to do a lot more! Please don't be put off - I normally play games which fit on a 5x3 foot table and last under two hours!