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Offline Doug em4

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 02 03 18
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2018, 03:07:25 PM »
That was ace - very exciting and good to see some success for the Brits😊. Could they have done more with those Sherman’s? They seemed to be almost a liability, something to keep under wraps in case they were knocked out instead of being a potentially decisive force in the attack. And keeping the Pak obscured by smoke to protect the Shermans denied the support the mortar could have offered elsewhere.

Oh ifs, buts and what-ifs are what make it all so enjoyable. And now a few weeks to wait for more! Tragic!

Thanks for the fun.

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Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 02 03 18
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2018, 10:58:21 AM »
At first read of another excellent AAR it seems to me the Germans were largely undone by a disastrous patrol phase and some shocking dice? I find it can be a frustrating few minutes for the defending player as you sit and watch as the attacker pushes his patrol markers up the table towards you limiting your deployment options as well as potentially reducing the effectiveness of certain support choices?

In this game once the German jump off points were restricted to the wooded terrain there was little you could have done...especially when the British brought their FO onto the table.  Cautious with his armour (the invincible carrier notwithstanding) the British player denied you your best chance to redress the force imbalance by taking out some juicy support units, obviously preferring to draw your teeth before risking those Shermans? Kudos to the British player for a well executed attack on a formidable (even in a bad tactical situation) opponent!

I for one shall look forward with eager impatience to the next instalment!
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 02 03 18
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2018, 04:05:48 AM »
We managed to just find time to squeeze in one more game before work takes me away for a couple of weeks. The British have swanned across two maps and are now able to manage a schedule that makes victory a tantalising possibility. First they need to clear Map 7 and then, if necessary, take the final map in a single turn (that's assuming the defenders don't just surrender). So what or who was waiting for them at Map 7? Full AAR is here https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/the-road-to-bremen-scenario-7.html









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Offline Shahbahraz

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2018, 10:31:52 AM »
Cracking report. Really enjoying this series. Very much looking forward to the final installment..   Then what?

Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2018, 06:24:20 PM »
What an awesome AAR of yet another nail-biting instalment in this fascinating campaign! Talk about punching above their weight?? Holding off deploying the German force till the last possible moment really worked and almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at the end there!

Offline vodkafan

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2018, 09:32:14 PM »
That was very close.  :o  I am going to have to have a lie down to recover. I should be better in time for the last fight.
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Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2018, 06:28:30 AM »
Thanks guys.  Those Volkssturm really performed above and beyond my expectations.  Their role was simply to make the British burn up a campaign turn to deal with them.  Given the rapid British progress in the earlier scenarios, assigning them to defend this map turns out to have been a good call. I never expected much more, so this was a really enjoyable and rewarding game and as LordSpode and vodkafan point out, it came very close.  I never expected to have so much fun being beaten!

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2018, 06:41:53 AM »
I never expected to have so much fun being beaten!

You obviously did not go to an English Public school!  lol

Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2018, 08:56:01 PM »
Thanks guys.  Those Volkssturm really performed above and beyond my expectations.  Their role was simply to make the British burn up a campaign turn to deal with them.  Given the rapid British progress in the earlier scenarios, assigning them to defend this map turns out to have been a good call. I never expected much more, so this was a really enjoyable and rewarding game and as LordSpode and vodkafan point out, it came very close.  I never expected to have so much fun being beaten!

What's left for the Germans now?

Offline TacticalPainter

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2018, 03:54:55 AM »
What's left for the Germans now?

Hope?  :-j

Offline Poiter50

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2018, 04:08:43 AM »
The Big Man topping himself and the new leader surrendering?

What's left for the Germans now?
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Offline Marine0846

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2018, 08:22:17 PM »
I went back and reread the thread from the beginning.
Wonderful reports and excellent figures and terrain.
Will have to think about picking up the campaign to play.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Truscott Trotter

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2018, 10:00:40 PM »
Yes I too am tempted by this campaign as it is quite different from most of the other CoC camapigns I have played or seen.

Also just read 18 Platoon by Jary and he was in Somerset Lt Inf part of 11th Armoured racing against 6th Airborne to Breman.

Looking forward to the concluding battle.

Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2018, 10:44:17 AM »
Hope?  :-j

Still time for the Germans to pull off a remarkable result!

Offline LordSpode1879

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Re: The Road to Bremen Chain of Command campaign Updated 09 03 18
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2018, 10:44:59 AM »
The Big Man topping himself and the new leader surrendering?

There is that too  :D

 

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