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Mad Russian -> MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 8:45:55 PM)

This is an attempt to do my first PBEM in FPG.

J2D is a long time friend and opponent and it will be good to game against him again.

Now your enemy.

Hmmm....J2D is a gamer, pure and simple. That means he won't use any tactical battle plan that would resemble anything used by the actual armies on purpose.

He will play to win with what he considers the best use of the forces he has. Historical tactics won't weigh into his use of his forces.

That can be both good and bad for me.

Tactics are designed to highlight the strengths and minimize the weaknesses of the equipment and training for that army. J2D will at times use some of those but because it makes sense to him. Not that it makes sense to some career soldier some time in the past.

The one thing that is all pervasive when fighting J2D is be prepared for anything. Sometimes he'll do things just to see how they turn out. That can be devastating to him sometimes really hurting his forces. It can be devastating to you at other times as he catches you unawares of a tactic you don't expect. Either way I expect a good fight from this match.

I respect him greatly as both a friend and a gamer.

Good Hunting.

MR




Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 8:53:27 PM)

Here is our Briefing.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 8:54:22 PM)

My commanders idea of how this should take place.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 8:55:14 PM)

And our Order of Battle.

Again, mostly an infantry battle.

Great, we can see how well they work on the attack. I'm doing BAOR infantry defense in my Blindly We Fight AAR so that gives me two back to back predominantly infantry battles to see how that part of the game works.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 8:59:30 PM)

The town is all at lowest level of zero.

That means any elevation changes will disrupt his LOS.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 9:02:31 PM)

The southern edge of my setup area is all at zero as well.

Unless I want to advance in the open terrain at zero elevation level where I can be seen the entire distance I will probably not go right at the town.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 9:49:13 PM)

I'm going to move my forces to the west.

To the northwestern part of the hill mass. From there I will determine if I'm going to go down the hill mass or to the east or west of it.

We need to move quickly in any case. There will be NATO air and artillery to deal with and we have a ways to go to get to the town.

Most of it will be over open ground. Neither plan calls for me to move down the narrow neck of land to the east of the river.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 10:07:22 PM)

I took no fire while moving to the west.

That means I think that I'll go with Plan One. Moving around the end of the hill mass and moving rapidly down the hill to hit the town from the west.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 10:34:30 PM)

All the victory points are in sector 12. We just need to get into sector 12 and stay there.

We need lots of firepower to deliver to that sector!!

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 10:47:11 PM)

My spearhead is moving down the west side of the hill mass and I have encountered no fire of any kind. This is an unexpected bonus that I have not had to take losses in my approach.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 10:50:09 PM)

The attack force will be consolidating in the southeast end of the hill. That will give NATO the chance to start to hammer my forces with artillery and air strikes. When that happens I will ram my forces at the NATO defense to get as close as possible to them. Hopefully in the same location so that they can't hit me with air and artillery.

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I'm a bit surprised that J2D hasn't sent out recon elements to find me since my attack force must not be showing up on his map as detected.

The longer I get without interference the better it will be for my assault.

Good Hunting.

MR




Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 10:57:16 PM)

This is how close to the city we already are with no contact.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 11:12:02 PM)

Finally NATO opens fire with artillery....ROFL...but way back in the back.

They hit me with a gas attack on my recon element way in the back...

GREAT!!!

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 11:20:26 PM)

And the advance continues.

I'm thinking that J2D didn't target my recon unit but his Fire Direction Center did.

We'll see.


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A couple more turns without any interference and I'll have massed enough to launch my attack at the city.

Good Hunting.

MR




Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/5/2012 11:33:25 PM)

The Staff Report shows where my forces are, and how strong they are in each sector. It shows we have forces in Sectors 2,3,6 and 7.

It also shows we only get victory points for having units in sector 12 at the end of the game.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:27:31 PM)

Finally figured out how to do screen shots without having to shut the game all the way down. Things should look better from now on.

And just in time too because we have made contact!

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:31:29 PM)

As you might imagine it didn't take long for our troops to respond to the US Bradley's coming around the end of the hill.

They were immediately engaged with great success.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:33:24 PM)

The M1's of the enemy force retaliated almost in the same moment and one of our tanks was taken out of the fight.

From this moment on the battle for Norderfurt has started!

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:34:53 PM)

The American gunnery was fast and accurate.

Good Hunting.

MR



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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:35:32 PM)

Our tanks continue to hit the American tank unit.


Good Hunting.

MR





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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:43:14 PM)

Both sides are losing tanks in this duel of death.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:44:44 PM)

With both sides losing equal numbers of tanks.

As long as we are hurting the Americans with equal numbers of losses we should do fine. That's the plan, use attrition to work in our favor.

Good Hunting.

MR



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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:46:27 PM)

Our gunners score yet another kill on an American tank.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:47:06 PM)

But this duel is not yet over and we continue to trade tank losses.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/8/2012 3:48:26 PM)

Since the US force has now determined where our forces are we need to react with speed. It's time to move our forces forward as we hammer the outer edge of the town with our artillery.

Good Hunting.

MR




sabre1 -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/10/2012 4:44:51 AM)

Thanks for the AAR, enjoying watching both of you guys slug it out.




Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/10/2012 12:35:23 PM)

This is my first experience as using a Soviet force composed mainly of BTR-80's. They aren't good for much other than being a battlefield taxi. In the game though I can't dismount the infantry and attack with them on foot. Which is what should be happening.

Good Hunting.

MR






Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/12/2012 3:24:44 AM)

The next couple of combat rounds we trade casualties with the Americans.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/12/2012 3:26:11 AM)

And then more Americans show up.

Good Hunting.

MR

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Mad Russian -> RE: MR vs J2D Spartans at Norderfurt (5/12/2012 3:27:26 AM)

The Americans open fire from ambush and kill more Soviet heroes.

Good Hunting.

MR

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