Friday, December 05, 2008

Kettle Run

I ran the first scenario from my current project - a freikorps danmark campaign booklet - for a couple of guys at the gaming club this evening. Random Encounter Torben was with me yet again.
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A rollbahn - a road of wood logs - was stretched over the battlefield. Both sides were trying to get hold of it or block the other side from going over it. The brown pieces of cloth designate the areas were the bog/swamp is worst.

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The danes advance up the track. Not knowing that russians are lying in wait.

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The danes spread out and try to get a grasp of what's hiding.

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Two horsecarriages with ammunition are trying to get over to the east side to help out Zug IV that has run low on ammo.

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Suddenly the russians storm out of the bog and assault head on into the danes!

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The battle is fierce and many are lost on both sides.
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The danes repell the russian platoon at last.

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Another russian infantry assault. This time 27 men attack 6 danes in bloody shovel combat! Miraculously no one is the winner of the first round and another one is fought immediatly. The danes are wiped.

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An entire russian platoon has been hiding... sneaking up the west end and ready to assault the danes from a new point.

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The danes try to face the new threat from the west.

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The remnants of a russian sections is ruthlessly hunted down for the gain of victory points.

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The CO Jesper Sørensen was without any comparison the key figure of the battle. He activated time and again and used his influence to activate his troopers and lead their fire!

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Final moments. The new threat in the west is not easily dispersed.

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As can be seen on this final shot the situation didn't change dramatically.
It ended a draw in the favor of the danes. Due to my clumsy writing squads that were below 50% and otherwise completely useless still counted as not giving VP.
The scenario is available here: http://mesiah.dk/RE/KettleRun.pdf

1 comment:

  1. It was a great game, and very tense for the Danes I believe. My poor russians made the most of the terrain and attempted to encircle the Danes, in a sort of pincer move; which worked to some extend - unfortunately, the 3rd platoon was spotted too early thus resulting in that massacre at the rollbahn.

    Great game and I'm looking forward to the next installment!

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