Thursday, 12 November 2015
Medway Wargames Club Poppy Day
Andy Singleton (ValleyForge Painting) and I staged a Tank War scenario based on Kursk. Von Singleton of the Gross Deutschland Division was tasked with taking a ridge line whereupon Comrade Johnski had dug in a pakfront of 45mm AT guns and AT rifles with selp-propelled guns and heavy tanks - to whit a Churchill and a KV.
In reserve, Johnski had a platoon of T34s from the Fifth Guards.
I have taken the tank commander's name. He will be shot, his family will be shot, his pet gerbil will be shot and a bloke he once met in the pub will be sent to the gulag.
The game ended one turn early on a die roll.
All my T34s missed again, but the tiger didn't and when we counted up the trophies we had five each: a draw.
Mind you I am claiming a moral victory to Comrade Stalin because the Hitlerites never did take the ridge.
Men of the match were the Tiger and the Soviet AT Guns who did most of the damage to the fascist oppressors.
Many conga-rats to Mick who organised the event.