Bruce and I have been playing a fair bit of Rommel lately. Great game. Bruce thought he could bring the rules forward to the Cold War so we tried a Soviet attack into West Germany. Below is the set up with a horde of Soviets facing a small NATO contingent (Canadians as it happens) from about a month back (we've suspended playing since COVID is so bad).
Saturday, December 5, 2020
The Soviets had to grab two towns to win. The Canadians had to do 12 stands of damage and prevent the Soviets from getting both towns. Any other results (e.g, two towns gained but more than 12 stands killed) was a draw.
There were a lot (but never quite enough) Soviets. They faced off against a numerically inferior NATO force.
NATO rushed forward to take up some blocking positions. The Soviets road moved up the right side of the board to get across the river unopposed while throwing a left hook out to try and bag the first objective town.
The town was a tough nut to crack even with arty and helos. The advance on the second town got bogged down in bad going while NATO withdrew across the river to make a second stand and run down the clock.
Close quarters mayhem ensued with heavy casualties. The appears of Cobras and Warthogs made things tough for the Soviets (who could not roll worth crap).
Eventually, though, numbers started to tell and NATO was just overwhelmed by Russkies (albeit badly mauled Russkies).
We called the game with the town surrounded but a draw due to Soviet casualties. Overall, a very simple set of add ons for helos and some different national sheets.
It will be interesting to see what this is like with Arab-Israeli era weaponry.