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Luckily the guy, refereeing  has all the stuff, I am so behind in painting and assembling stuff it is silly.
Plastic Soldier 15mm armor and WF 15mm Germans!!
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Oct 18 13 8:54 PM

macasm wrote:
I am so behind in painting and assembling stuff it is silly.
Ya Preaching to the Choir Brother.. Preaching to the Choir! LOL
It would be great if you have any pics of that game to post afterward Mac.

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Oct 19 13 6:47 PM

My phone is dead I will have some pictures to down load, later.
What a great time! Highly recommend these rules, proper name Battlegroup Kursk, (Now available Battlegroup Overlord),
Which is what we ended up playing, same basic rules. I was the Americans, my friend Charlie was the German and John was the referee. AWESOME, game! In my never humble opinion, it FAR exceeds Flames of War. And,if you have a lot of FOW stuff, you can use it!
I lucked out on some outstanding die rolls and some very lucky aircraft availability, Achtung JABOS!!! Indeed.The Germans left the battle field with three of their original 7 tanks and some very scattered infantry, two burning trucks and two destroyed Pumas while I lost one greyhound, one Sherman tank and one squad of infantry.
It was a very close run thing until Charlie moved one of his Panzer Mark IV's right across a minefield, and a bomb laden Mustang showed up.

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Oct 20 13 6:29 AM

Battle!

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Reconn. . .two Greyhounds "you go right I'll go left" One objective captured, the ruined Sherman middle bottom of the photo. . .
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Move em up boys! Careful of a few Armored Cars in the area!
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That was No Armored Car! That's a TIGER!!! (Actually a Mark VI, but for panic purposes, Tiger sounds better!)
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ACHTUNG! JABOS!!! Flame two trucks and watch out for those Mark VI's to your right!!
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With the P-47 calling in positions, and the American network,soon 155mm Shells are falling on the Panzers! Flaming one hidden Puma, one Mark VI and pinning two others !
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Ahh! What have we here? A sneaky halftrack? Not on my watch! (Insert machine gun sounds here!)
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One last push by the Germans with a Mark VI and Grenadiers heading to take care of some Shermans. . .And then- KABLOOOM! Mine field!
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And then, a fully loaded Mustang appears ready to mop up the last of the Mark IV's Pinning one, and causing the other to rethink his chances of success! Poor quality shot I know, but you can maybe see two Shermans on the left hand road Two more in the trees to their right, and a whole bunch of Halftracks loaded with Armored Infantry on the right, to the right of the wheat fields, The Germans call off the attack. . .wisely.

That was Amazingly fun! The pictures do not do the game justice, I was getting pretty much cleaned up on the battle field. Most of my infantry pinned or hiding in buildings, the Shermans reluctant to face the Mark IV's face to face sought to flank them on the right. Luckily the P-47 found the Puma and halftrack in Ambush with another Mark IV in reserve. And my, (the) ability of the Americans to call in artillery and get some BIG assistance from 155mm guns, turned the game in the end!
I look forward to playing this again, and again, and AGAIN!!

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Oct 23 13 2:51 PM

Great Pics. Whats a little blur here and there... (battles ARE a blur; loud and brutal noises).

Air Recon for 1-5-5's, (aka "Long Tom" IIRC) it just cant get much better than that. Ya know, we see just numbers such as, "88's", "75's" or "155" but you dont really stop to think... a 155mm shell, this is the 'basic' equivalent of something being fired from the 6 in guns of a Light Cruiser. "H E L L O O!"
While fellow 'tankers' or the common ground pounder thinks.. "OMG TIGER!'  Im thinking to a 155 crew, its more... "Here kitty, kitty."

Thanks again Mac for taking the time to take and share the pics.

"You see old friend, I brought more soldiers than you did." 'King Leonidas - 300'

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Oct 23 13 3:57 PM

That IS a great looking battlefield. I have a "hooked on WWII" with a VERY big table opponent/friend. He also has darn near everything for darn near ALL the armies that fought in WWII. 15mm terrain IS a little easier to find.

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Oct 24 13 2:39 PM

Well, lets see if lefora will allow this one to pass the mystical gates of their silly system. . . .
I love this game!
Every rule, every point charged, every unit, has a reason. And it pretty much seems historical without sacrificing game play.
Now, Mr. Goss. . .more 15mm please!

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Oct 25 13 1:46 PM

That makes me SMILE BIG AND CHEESY!

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