WW2 Russian Front Blitzkreig Commander in Manchester
A rather large (10,000 vs 6,000) point game of Blitzkreig Commander played at Britcon 2006.
A view along the table. We played across the 4-foot width of a 12 foot wide table. Each army was divided into three roughly equal points commands, with the Germans having 3 commanders per 4 feet.
|The scenario was a Soviet counter-attack in May 1945 at
the gates of Berlin, inspired by the great Anthony Beevor book.
4 Panthers were held in reserve (anyone remember the Airfix pontoon bridge..? Sprayed first black and then grey it comes out quite well for 10mm!) but poor dice meant they stayed uncommitted for the first half of the game
German infantry cower in a bunker at the edge of a small town, hearing the rumble of Soviet tanks in the distance!
A Sturmovik takes heavy damage from German flak as it targets the Ferdinand and its accompanying Ambush-scheme PzIV's hiding by the ruined monastery
Russian infantry get a nasty surprise from Mr Brumbar as they attempt to break out of the town they have just overrun. Click here to see the film the Germans made during this action
T34's and BT's flood through a narrow step of open ground, braving panzerfaust fire from all sides
The lone '88 is forced to target infantry as the soviet horde overrun top-quality German armour that had gotten too close to the edge of the town
The Russkis right flank charges on. Having already despatched 2 Panthers at first contact, they also put away 2 Tigers and a Hetzer for no losses (with the help of infantry assault)
The Panther company comes online - but it was all too little too late to stem the tide of heavyweight soviet engineering excellence pouring over the German front lines
Here's the overview again.