A battle report or After Action Report (AAR) for I Ain't Been Shot, Mum (IABSM), the company-sized wargaming rules for WW2 from the TooFatLardies. A game from the Bashnya or Bust! scenario pack covering the Operation Bagration, Kaunas Offensive on the Eastern Front.
The view from the German end of the table
Blinds are now evident
The Germans got the run of the cards, enabling them to crack on
Three T-34s are spied on the hill
So two zugs of Panzers uncloaked themselves and gave fire...
...with immediate effect.
Two T-34s are brewed up
In reply, the Soviets managed to inflict some damage on the Zug leader's Pv.IV.
Notwithstanding that, he encouraged the others forward...
...and another round of fire on the remaining T-34 caused its crew to bail out.
More T-34s arrived...
...but the panzer charged up the hill...
...got around the flank...
and promptly dispatched two more Soviet tanks which exploded killing their tank riding infantry too.
All was lost for the Russians and the German infantry in trucks were able to take the bridge completely unmolested.
This was a terrible day for Steve Clarke,the Soviet commander, as the cards and the dice were completely against him - fortunately for me, he shuffled and dealt so no blame could be laid at my door !
Usually, our games are tense fairly evenly balanced affairs, so this was most out of the ordinary.
Still, after two defeats on the trot against Steve, I'll take this one !