As we all know, the customer is always right and in an effort to keep this customer the Soviets sent in their closest units. The 810th Separate Naval Infantry Brigade and the 23rd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment.
Pooch was borrowing Andy's Iraqis and playing them as Soviets with a couple companies of T55's a company of Motorized Infantry in BMP1's and a T72 tank company as well as his recon BMP platoon.
Jason had his IDF mob with a huge Golani company including the Achzarit, as well as Merkavas and a ton of grunts, supporting them was a pair of Cobras and a pair F16's as well as a company of paras and a Magach company.
Andy had his new gang of Magach, three companies as well as Cobras and TOW Zeldas and recon Zeldas.
I had my usual bag of Soviet Naval Infantry, including a T72 company with ZSU, a NI Assault Co. in BTR80's, a recon platoon in BMP2's, ATGM platoon in BRDM's, 2S1 battery and an SU24 flight. The SU24's were stated as SU25's for an extra 50 points.
|Jason's gorgeous IAF F-16's and Cobras|
|Israeli Magachs and their Chapparal AAM protection|
|Andy's gorgeous new Magachs on our left|
|Soviet doctrinal use of T55's and smoke screen in the center|
|Israeli recon Zeldas lurking in a wood, our extreme left|
|23rd MRR BMP1's ready to follow up the T55's in the center|
|More 23rd MRR T55's, center right|
|810th NIB and 23rd MRR tracked recon platoons, both holding the mosque|
|Naval Infantry moving through town, extreme right|
|Israeli reserve paras holding the center right objective|
|122mm bombardment goes first|
|Quickly followed by a close air support bombardment.|
|Cobras paying back the NI boys|
|Then more Cobras show up! Finishing the PT76's|
I am missing my SA13 model. (Sadly I even brought it but couldn't afford the points.)
|Israeli regulars from the Golani Brigade brought everything including their Achzarit|
Then they vanished in a wall of main gun, HMG, GPMG and Dragon fire.
Our newest Heroes of the Soviet Union, Lt Nicolai Valivesky and his 23rd MRR Recon Platoon (Tracked), will live forever in the hearts of the fatherland.
|Andy's other company of Magach on our extreme right|
|Pooch's T72's from his best company bring the pain to the Golani boys|
|Jas' Magach move out to support the paras|
|This is what happens to the biggest unit on the table in EPIC. Everyone wants a piece|
|NI BTR's roll up to finish off the Golani company|
The nearby Magach company, sniffs the air...
|The SU24 appears again to try to discourage the Magachs, to little effect|
|Heavily infested wood! Very worrisome, but he is facing three tank companies.|
|Uh, two and a half companies. My T72's get caned!|
|Then they shift right to help cover the city|
|T55's charge into the suburbs and get bounced by Cobras|
The Cobra's pounce in a desperate attempt to slow the venerable T55 attack.
|Then the Magachs assault the slightly outnumbered T55's, and get smashed! Bad rolling|
The NI recon BMP's roll up onto the objective and decimate the broken Magach with 3cm autocannon and missles.
|SU24 has it's best bombardment yet, breaking this company of Magach|
|There are four unmolested recon BMPs in that flaming mess|
A glorious Soviet Victory. Go Red Team!
The battle was never well in hand until the very last turn when we won the initiative, even then it required a bit of luck.
Remember guys, a lot of what I write about is based on what pictures I took and which ones came out well.
Feel free to post up your version;-)
Very fun game, maybe our best yet.