Red River Gamers AAR:
Another great job guys!
After going over the rules and explaining game mechanics; my colleague & I drew counters to see which side to we were going to play – he drew the Swedes while I drew the Soviets.
So here’s our After Action Report…
Turn 1 – The Sweds move up from their assembly area to their jumps-off points. Meanwhile the Soviets have taken up defensive positions on the high ground & in the town.
Turn 2 – Incoming! After calling their first Smoke Fire Missions to block the Soviets Line of Fire, the Swedish SN Tank Company move into the forest north of Nottrask on the Left Flank. Then the Swedish QJ Mech Infantry Company crosses the river adjacent Torrkolen on the Right Flank.
Turn 3 – More Smoke! After calling in their second Smoke Fire Mission, the TN Tank Destroyer Company to push east across the Nottrask Bridge in the Center. The Swedish SN Tank Company clears the forest on the Left Flank. The Swedish QJ Mech Infantry Company continue to use terrain to conceal their movement on the Right Flank. Meanwhile, the Soviet 22nd Naval Regt re-deploy their PT-76s and the 22nd Support Battalion can’t wait to employ their Sagger ATMs.
Turn 4-5 – Contact! The Lead units of the Swedish SN Tank Company attempt to Assault Combat elements of the Soviet 22nd Support Battalion only to get repulsed leaving the 22nd disrupted, but holding the terrain. Two other SN Centurions are disrupted by elements of the 22nd Naval Regt thus blocking the remaining units of the SN Tank Company. The lone Soviet 22nd Tank Battalion T-55 gets weaken by the TN Tank Destroyer Company and further taken out by QJ Mech Infantry Company.
Turn 6 – Pull Back! The 22nd Support Battalion on the Left Flank are wiped out and the remaining 22nd Support Battalion, with the lone Sagger ATM, pulls back towards town with hopes of getting a good shot at any IKV91 tank cresting the ridge. The Soviets finally call in a HE Artillery strike on the exposed QJ infantry units on the hill which takes them all out.
Turn 7 – Desperate fight! The Soviet 22nd Support Battalion take on the IKV91s from the Swedish TN Tank Destroyer Company, only to lose in the end. Across the town, the remaining elements of the 22nd Naval Regt hold off the Swedish SN Tank Company.
Turn 8 – Annihilation! The vestiges of the 22nd Naval Regt & Support Battalion are wiped out leaving the Sweds in control of Ranea City.