Panzer Grenadier Battles on February 25th:
Desert Rats #8 - Cavalleria
Elefant letdown
Author NBGB
Method Solo
Victor Soviet Union
Play Date 2018-02-11
Language English
Scenario KRBT020

Thought this one would go to the Hitlerites pretty easily. I mean they have 2 Elefants and a Goliath. The Soviets set up mainly in the town with entrenchments and very strong minefiel draws ringing the city approaches from the North. A few observation outposts and a few dug in emplacements were placed to slow down the Hitlerite advance.

The Wermacht set up in 2 lines all the way from board side to side in a manner to activate all units thru subordinate leader activation in basically 3 turns.

The attack started from both flanks with the Wermacht right making good progress most of the game.

The Elefants move up slowly and attacked dug in positions at range. They were impervious to any a/t attempts. They got a little too far ahead of the infantry and were assaulted. One was demoralized which lost the Goliath attached to it.

It was getting late and the rest of the Germans attacked in a full Pickett's charge assault. The hope was to clear the town and the road at the same time and achieve a minor victory.

They were 2 late starting the assault and got mauled by mines and triple stacked, entrenched, Soviet infantry and HMG units guarding the minefields. Learned the value of a good minefield defense. Fog of war was pretty helpful to the Russians.

Another 7-10 turns and the Hitlerites probably would have won.

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