Another outing for Bolt Action in 15mm.
I was pointed to the Easy Army Point calculator - A great tool for working out your Bolt Action points you can find it here. which covers every supplement in the BA range.
Essen 1945 and the Russians are closing in on the city and the armaments factory. Both sides have 2000 points to field, we continue to use the Blucher dice mechanism with 2 Command Dice each, giving each side up to 12 Command Dice but only the opposing commander would know what they have to play each turn.
The German defenders can deploy halfway across the table with orders to protect the large red brick factory.
The Panther is tempted by the tiny tin can - the result was as expected.
T34/85's rumble on to the table and in the first turn destroy the Panther dug in....
The defenders are under pressure but help is on the way - in the shape of the latest super tank the Pz VIII the Maus.
The soviet infantry work their way through the ruins and outhouses as the Russian armour pours HE shells into the Volkstrum defenders.
Elsewhere unsure if another Russian thrust would come, other defenders remain in place, but the Russians had massed all their troops in one main concentrated attack.
With the Support from the Maus the Germans throw in their last section in a counterattack.
The Russians rush forwards looking to stem the German counterattack.
The Maus takes several rounds of fire from the T34's who set it on fire, whilst they recover the pins begin to mount. The Maus was stripped of its infantry support as the Soviets closed in on the mammoth vehicle.
A great game, the Maus with its Supergun could not shake off enough of the pin markers to get a foothold in the game. The Soviets still had units off table which were able to pin the German defenders which allowed the main Russian force to force the breakthrough.
Next up a German counter attack....