Brits Paras vs Soviets Strelkovy AAR

So My Arch Nemesis Dr Alex and myself agreed to a pre tournament (breakthrough assault tournament 25/11/12!) we rolled randomly and got encounter

British Paratroopers

  • HQ + Frost
  • Parachute Platoon (3 sections)
  • Parachute Platoon (3 sections)
  • Parachute Mortar (1 section)
  • Air Landing Heavy Anti Tanks (2 sections+ transport)
  • Air Landing Anti Tanks (2 sections)
  • Air Landing Light Battery (8 guns + medium support)
  • Sporadic Air Support
Strelkovy

  • HQ
  • Strelkovy Company + Kommisar
  • Strelkovy Company + Kommisar
  • 3 ISU 152 + tank Riders
  • Artillery (8 guns)
  • Mortar company

SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

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The field

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objectives

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UNITS IN RESERVE
British Paratroopers

  • Para Platoon
  • Heavy Anti Tank
  • Mortar
Strelkovy

  • Scouts
  • ISU’s
  • Mortars
DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY
British Paratroopers: With two objectives to defend, I decided to spread my forces, I kept the ALLB on the right objective, their direct fire mode should help is assaulted, whilst the Para Platoon and Light anti tank took the right objective
Strelkovy: Dr Alex deployed his two strelkovy platoons on each objective, with his artillery on his left side

TURN 1

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soviet advance

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COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
British Paratroopers

    Strelkovy

      TURN 1 SUMMARY
      British Paratroopers: My 6pdrs fail to dig in, but the paras succeed. The ALLB drop a large artillery dump on alex’s artillery and infantry, which is supported by my air support, removing 3 gun teams
      Strelkovy: Alex artillery and right hand strelkovy fali to dig in whilst his left hand platoon advance

      TURN 2

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      COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
      British Paratroopers

        Strelkovy

          TURN 2 SUMMARY
          British Paratroopers: My ALLB wipe out more of the artillery Alex has left
          Strelkovy: His troops fail to head their commander to unpin, but the komisar persuades them to keep moving. And advance , but his artillery fails to range in

          TURN 3

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          COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
          British Paratroopers

            Strelkovy

              TURN 3 SUMMARY
              British Paratroopers: The Paras lie in wait for the approaching soviet hoard, and also are without air support and back up
              Strelkovy: Alex continue to advance with no reserves, or inflicting any damage

              TURN 4

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              COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
              British Paratroopers

                Strelkovy

                  TURN 4 SUMMARY
                  British Paratroopers: Both my mortars and Para PLatoon enter on the right hand side, leading the other platoon to advance, the 6pdrs open up on the strelkovy, and the air support aim for the existing artillery and mortars. ALLB fail to unpin
                  Strelkovy: His scouts move on from the centre of the board advancing up the road, whilst his mortars creep onto the left flank. His Artillery pins my ALLB but fails it’s firepower test

                  TURN 5

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                  COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
                  British Paratroopers

                    Strelkovy

                    TURN 5 SUMMARY
                    British Paratroopers: 17pdrs are brought on from reserve, the ALLB hit the advancing strelkovy, who are then targeter by the 6pdrs and 1st para platoon, when they were assaulted, they fled
                    Strelkovy: Advances with his left strelkovy, killing two stands of paras, his artillery was again ineffective. The ISU’s advance up the center

                    TURN 6

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                    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
                    British Paratroopers

                      Strelkovy

                        TURN 6 SUMMARY
                        British Paratroopers: 6pdrs dig in, para platoon 1 advances, artillery fail to range in, 17pdrs take up position
                        Strelkovy: ISU’s advance

                        TURN 7

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                        COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
                        British Paratroopers

                          Strelkovy

                            TURN 7 SUMMARY
                            British Paratroopers: British paras continue to move up
                            Strelkovy: ISU’s continue to miss

                            TURN 8

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                            COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
                            British Paratroopers

                              Strelkovy

                                TURN 8 SUMMARY
                                British Paratroopers: The Para platoon assault the mortars, both paltoons die in the end
                                Strelkovy:

                                TURN 9

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                                COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
                                British Paratroopers

                                  Strelkovy

                                    TURN 9 SUMMARY
                                    British Paratroopers: Air support removes an ISU, Para platoon 2 advance
                                    Strelkovy: ISU advance

                                    TURN 10

                                    COMBAT CASUALTY SUMMARY
                                    British Paratroopers

                                      Strelkovy

                                        TURN 10 SUMMARY
                                        British Paratroopers: After destroying his scouts alex fails his moral test and runs
                                        Strelkovy: Scouts open fire on the para platoon whilst the strelkovy advance, but the paras pass 13 out of 14 saves
                                        A draw out game i think we both just wanted to finish the game by the end! The para team dying on the move up ruined my chances for a quick game, but the 2nd platoon passing their saves – won it for me in the end

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                                        Article by: Mark Goddard