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Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 4:40:54 AM   
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We've seen how the Americans and Soviets have done, but this is Germany.

Let's find out how the Germans will do.



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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 4:52:21 AM   
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Here are the game Options I'm playing with.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 4:52:54 AM   
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The realism settings I'm using.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 4:53:27 AM   
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The scenario I'll be playing.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 4:54:10 AM   
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And the tools we expect to use to get the job done.






We are about to see if Blitzkrieg lives on!

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 5:05:03 AM   
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The briefing is, well, brief.

Those that have every played a scenario/campaign/operation I've done know that I like expansive background material.

This briefing allows me tremendous latitude but really doesn't tell me much about the forces coming against us.

From this lack of information I'll go with the premise this is a meeting engagement. My favorite kind of action and one the Soviets have trained for more than 40 years to execute against us.

We'll see who has learned the most since our last meeting on the battlefields of Europe!

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 5:07:31 AM   
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The Operational Map helps to clarify a bit more what is expected of us but I can still do pretty much whatever I like.

Normally, I like to fight.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 5:09:25 AM   
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Here is our command structure.

So far so good.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 5:33:08 AM   
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The plan is to block the Soviet advance and then to attack them in their flank.

Simple.

We'll see how long it lasts before we have to revise it. Probably not long.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 5:45:48 AM   
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I ordered airstrikes against the advancing Soviet columns.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 5:49:07 AM   
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As the German forces move out there is that old feeling of having a Panzer vibrating under you. To sit in the turret and know you are going into battle against yet another Soviet horde.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 5:50:27 AM   
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I'm not overly fond of this extremely tank heavy force. There is nothing for it until the reserves are activated and they arrive at the front. Until then it will be Panzers vs tanks one more time in Germany!

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 1:42:50 PM   
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Nice done. I have already read your 2 tutorial battles.
They were very interesting.
Looking for this one with a lot of interest.

2 thumbs up!

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 4:02:26 PM   
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Thanks Emilio. Glad to hear that you are finding the actions interesting. Since I had to play the tutorials anyway I thought I'd do mini-AAR's for them.

This one will be different. I'll do a full AAR with it. Hopefully I can do the game justice.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 9:18:15 PM   
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2nd Company of 23rd PzBtl is forming the extreme left hand side of the blocking formation. The shaded area shows where the unit has LOS down into the valley.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 9:23:28 PM   
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4th Company of 23rd PzBtl is forming the center of the blocking formation.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 9:29:33 PM   
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3rd Company of 23rd PzBtl forms the flanking attack force.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 9:31:39 PM   
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The infantry is held in reserve to see where I may have to plug any holes.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 9:51:04 PM   
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NATO again launches air strikes at the Soviet column.

Even though the column is spread out the SAM/AAA coverage is good.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 9:54:12 PM   
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We can see the beginnings of the Meeting Engagement as the two forces start to move together.

Hopefully the flank attack force will catch the Soviets by surprise and cause catastrophic damage to their attacking force.






So far the good news is that the Soviets are moving directly toward the blocking force. If their initial hammer blow is strong enough to break the blocking forces then nothing will matter after that point.

The 12 Leo gunners sitting in 1st Company tanks are waiting with sweaty palms and wiping their foreheads with the back of their hands.

Come closer!

Closer still!

When will the Russians open fire? Have they seen us yet?

They must know that someone is around because of the two airstrikes on their column...but a single man with a portable radio could cause that. Do they suspect a battle in those open fields?

Soon we will know the answers to all our questions and even more. The biggest question of all, will I live to see tomorrow's sunrise....

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 10:09:10 PM   
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And then it happens. A Leo gunner lines up a Russian IFV in the sights and squeezes the trigger. Instantly 10 Russian soldiers are transformed into heroes for their cause.

The 120mm round rips through the IFV leaving it flaming mass of twisted metal with a rising column of smoke to mark the meeting of two historic foes.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 10:12:36 PM   
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The Russians were determined to make the loss of their IFV worth the price of admission to the dance. They race forward to take the high ground on our left flank.

1st Company awaits them.

Steady eyes to the sights and steady fingers on the triggers. When the order is given the Leopards scream their defiance!!

The Russians learn within the first few minutes that the Germans have forgotten nothing about tank warfare since the last time they met.






The battle is not without cost as 2 of the big cats are also hit and knocked out.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 10:17:13 PM   
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Rapidly the combat ranges are reduced to point blank!

No long range gunnery here for this contest. This is a no holds bared battle to the death!

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 10:28:03 PM   
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As the Russians try to catch the Germans before they can get set the race is on for the best firing positions.






I think the Russians will find that since WWII it's become a bad idea to have infantry carriers in the front waves of an attack.

The Leo gunners are happy to see BMP targets!!!

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 10:46:33 PM   
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The battle rages. Both sides take losses. Russian vehicles burn in the forest but the big cats are starting die as well.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 10:47:50 PM   
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The Soviet forces keep pushing hard against the blocking force. Applying more and more fire. The intensity of the combat raises to a new level!

Then it happens.






Soviet forces start to stream by the burning Leopards. The big cats continue to fire and to fight but they can only target so many AFV's at once.

Will the opening be enough? There are German forces behind the initial defenders. Will they be enough to stop the flow of Soviet AFV's...we'll soon know.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 10:51:16 PM   
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The command center records the fighting.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 11:08:17 PM   
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The Soviet's are driving hard at the left hand portion of the blocking position.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 11:16:51 PM   
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The battle continues as the Soviet forces try deperately to overrun or bypass the German defense.

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RE: Hell in a Small Place AAR - 5/4/2012 11:58:11 PM   
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The Alpha jet certainly isn't an A-10. They get shot out of the sky with an unsettling regularity.





I called the Americans...all I asked for was a single A-10 to come straighten this mess out.

Somehow the call was cut off.....hmmmmm.....

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