Thursday, November 15, 2012

SSU Week Battle Report: SSU vs. Axis

Today as part of our SSU week coverage we have a nice close Battle Report with an SSU all Airborne Army vs. an Axis heavy armor infantry army.

CCCP Star copy  VS.  Balkenkreuz copy

Quick Notes: The army lists are at the end after the jump, and the Turn Counter on the roof of the center building is not terrain. All pictures are taken at the end of the turns.


The Scenario

The map is the two poster maps from Operation: Zverograd, along with three buildings, and a bunch of tank traps and ammo boxes. The goal is to be the only faction occupying the headquarters building (the one with the symbol in the center) at the end of turn eight.


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Turn one opened as usual with no actual combat just maneuvering and deployment.

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Turn two saw the Axis unlimited range weapons began to pick away at distant SSU units. While Striker swooped in and obliterated the Axis Zombies in the back street.

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As turn three began Striker continued to pick away at the Axis infantry, with the Axis striking back with their Luther and Jagdgrenadiere tag teaming Nikita and taking her down. While the rest of the armor 3 Axis plinked away at any Helicopter in range with their MG-44 Zweis. But the SSU Airborne Transport would fall to combined Fliegerfaust fire from both the Heavy Kommandotrupp and the Flack Grenadiers.

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In turn four after taking fire for two turns Lara and company moved to engage the Striker, and took it down easy, while the SSU force on the high roof engaged Lara and company doing a moderate amount of damage. Meanwhile the SSU Walker Transport took out a slightly damaged Hans single handedly.

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Turn five saw the Axis push forward only to knocked back by Winter Child and other SSU infantry on the roof. Luther did manage to finally clear the skies of SSU airpower.

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Now feeling they had the advantage the Axis really pushed forward, only to take heavy damage from the forces on the rooftop. The Kommandotrupp brought the Axis Zombies back from the dead, ironically enough.

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With the initiative and the power of the Winter Child the SSU with the high ground was able to keep the Axis at bay for yet another turn, as well as take out the zombies a second time. This despite constant harassment from Luther’s unlimited range gun, that by the end of the game managed to reduce Winter Child to only one health point.

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With almost no forces in range of the goal the Axis concedes the game at mid point of turn eight.

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All in all this small but mobile SSU force was able to not only hold its own against what many might consider a superior Axis force, but in the end able to hold the objective and take the win.


Final Score:

SSU: 219

Axis: 182

Enjoy comrades, and remember the army lists are after the jump.

The Forces in Combat


Axis Forces (56th Armor Battalion, Totenkopf Company) Point Cost

Hans

24

Jagdgrenadiere

25

Heavy Flack Grenadiers + Lara

25+21

Axis Zombies

31

Heavy Kommandotrupp

35

Luther

35

Strumpioniere

27

Sniper Grenadiers + Angela

10+27

Kommandotruup

40

Total

300


SSU Forces (22nd Air Cavalry, Red Company) Point Cost

Striker

62

SSU Walker Transport + Nikita

40+40

SSU Airborne + The Frontoviki + Koska + Tredikovsky

40+19+18+7

Winter Child

65

Nabluatyel

5

Total

296