For some reason I was again typecast as the chap in the shiny jackboots while Martin ran the Russians.
My forces consisted of a Flak battalion (part mounted on a train!), two infantry battalions and an assault gun battery. I had to stop the Sovs getting any tank or motorised infantry off the western edge (left in the photos) of the board.
|The train which saw the scenario swiftly renamed!|
An overview of my defences - the two Flak batteries can be seen on the raised ground to the left...
|...while the StuGs lurk in the woods near the river. This is a very old GHQ casting.|
|KG HQ parked up near a Flak battery.|
The train scored an early success against an advancing T34 battalion. I blew some up and the survivors' morale failed!
|Another view of Von Gow's Express.|
|Soon a second T34 battalion was seen off in similar style.|
Once a goodly pile of Soviet tanks had been accumulated it was time to fire the artillery and send in the Stukas!
|Realative peace still reigned on 'Flak Hill' - the only firing was at some nasty Commie partisans |
who appeared from the south. What a rotten trick.
|Sadly the train's luck couldn't last forever and more hooligans in T34s overran it.|
Further Soviet perfidy was soon on display in the shape of swarms of Sturmoviks. Happily they missed.
|In celebratory mood Von Gow orders the 88s to be polished.|