First Clash – Turns 4-5 [MBT]

The training and luck of the US forces holds and they snap into action, Mosley and his men fire in rapid succession.

The Tanker #2 shoots penetrates but does no damage! Then Mosley sights in!

[Map 2:T4 – I4 the tank has Armour rating of 85 on Hull Front Range 10, = Short range, net +1 rows. Needs a 77 to hit: 54%/7/1&6/4 – Hit, Hull Front, -12 Penetration pts , Damage is KO. Penetration 119 -12 > 85 the shot penetrates]

Two T-80’s fire at Mosely’s tank [M1A1]:

In an awfully symmetrical moment Mosley see the flash of both barrels at the same moment he feels the rounds hit from the turret control. The two APFSDS rounds slam into his vehicle.

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First Clash, continues [Turn 3, MBT]

Company Net: ALERT, RED , Echo-2 & Bridge Center.

The T-80 was faster. [Soviet initiative using Staggered optional initiative rules]

She fired while the T-64’s behind her popped smoke, her shots rocketed up the hill at the M1’s on the crest of Hill 7.21. The rising shot slams into the third tank in Mosleys platoon, just 25 meters away. The shot smashes white hot into the side of the hull. Separating the turret from the hull completely in a sickening explosion. Mosely scrunches his eyes closed as Land, Curtis and King’s body’s spin like rag dolls 20 feet into the air. Moments later the hull catches fire. Thick black oily smoke roils the pine scented air. Pulling the  hatch shut,

Mosley sinks into his command seat.

[Penetration P:97 , no laser sights, due to smoke discharger. -3 on the To Hit rows. TH % 49.

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Jim Day & MBT Maps

From BGG Jim Day:
I just want to make few comments on the MBT maps and the terrain depicted on them. The base color aside, either you have an issue with it or you don’t, the terrain is representative of the area that was occupied by the US V and VII Corps during the the time covered by the game.

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