Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The battle of Holden-bad-Grayson

Our fund raising game for the British Legion was a little different this year ,set in the small German town of Holden-Bad-Grayson in the 1980's,  a small B.A.O.R force had to try and hold out against the mighty Soviet forces .

Both sides had a chance of reinforcements  which would arrive when charitable on lookers donated £1 and bought either a warpact or Nato card each one had extra forces which may or may not have aided the chosen side.

Day 1
The soviets poured Armour at the village leaving the infantry trailing behind
A brave Scorpion tried to stop the Red Tide but was blown apart by aT72 , this loss was followed by a Scimitar disappearing in a cloud of smoke as another T72 claimed a kill ,then a little hope a Scorpion suppressed aT72 but did little damage . The Brit infantry claimed a little revenge by taking out a BMP with a Carl Gustav .

Turn 2
The remaining Scorpion was destroyed by a T72 a Lynx Helicopter appeared briefly firing a barrage of AT missiles but causing no damage at all .

Turn 3
The T72's struck again mowing down a couple of infantry caught in the open and aBMP caused another squaddies  doom.The British struck back with a Carl Gustav killing 1 T72 and a Milan  knocking out the main gun of another T72,then the lynx reappeared and took out aBMP .
Turn 4
The relentless Red Tide pushed forward taking out a section of infantry and a milan team ,pushing deep into the town the British had no choice but to fall back in their FV 432's.

Day 2 The game was re run on the Sunday
Turn 1
Things started well for the Brits , a T72 killed by aMilan team ,but then one of the Ruskie tanks destroyed a Scorpion and 2 reinforcement cards brought on a Styker for the Brits but a T62 platoon for the Russians
Turn 2
1 T72 was destroyed and another damaged by a pair of Carl Gustavs , the Russian advance begins to falter .
Turn 3
a T72 gets revenge by destroying one of the Carl Gustav teams but an SAS stay behind team cunningly hiding in the derailed train (another card drawn by a member of the public) called in a very impressive Air Strike taking out 1 BMP and damaging 2 others virtually stopping the Red advance on the right flank as Morale started to fail .

Turn 4
The British infantry took some heavy losses but in return immobilised 2 T72's and a BMP and though losing a Scimitar a hail of Milan and Carl Gustav AT missiles and the Stryker moving into a perfect killing point caused the Red attack to stop and the demoralised Russians turned and fled .

Both games were great and amazingly both lasted four turns ,and both had outcomes which was good one win each and we had lots of questions about the games and the models from the public and a few invites to various games rooms around Yorkshire and most importantly we raised a few quid for the British Legion. Thanks to everyone for their help and support

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