19/06/2023 at 02:07 #187304irishserbParticipant
I posted AAR-39 of the Uwanda-Mugabia War on my blog. Ironically, neither Uwanda, nor Mugabia take part in the battle. This time it is the Soviet Union beating up on the Uwanda Liberation Front. A response to the ULF ambush on the Soviets awhile back.
The after action report is located here:
More pics and the story on my blog.
Thanks for looking.
irishserb19/06/2023 at 07:05 #187306Jim WebsterParticipant
you’re having some interesting scraps
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/19/06/2023 at 15:44 #187329Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I gotta say, the overall Soviet commander driving right down the middle of the street got what he deserved. That was a not-so-smart move. It’s also kind of good that the 2 Soviet forces didn’t meet in the middle, as coming from opposite ends could have shot the daylights out of each other. Despite the high casualties, the ULF really lucked out.
It can be fun when the dice do weird things, but it can also be really concerning. It’ll be interesting to see what the effect of this engagement will be on the rest of the war.
Oh, and I had no idea the AML60 had a breech loading 60mm mortar in it, nor how successful it was! That was a wild rabbithole to fall down.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."19/06/2023 at 17:17 #187339irishserbParticipant
Yeah, the Soviet commander was inexperienced, not well respected, and had really bad intel (probably should have included a paragraph about the intel report in the blog post), so was expecting something quite different to happen. He also didn’t expect to get an RPG up his nose first thing.
The two Soviet BMP platoon leaders rolled up as well liked, though inexperienced; thus, their troops followed them, but neither would try anything too creative.
I was also curious as to whether the two Soviet forces would have opportunity to shoot at each other, especially with the commander’s plight. The parachute officer rolled up as experienced, maybe a tour in Afghanistan or something, so maybe he would have stopped a friendly fire incident, at least from his side, though the forces never got close enough for that to happen.
The ULF fighters were mostly (about 2/3 of their forces) semi-fanatical being lead by a great leader, and had greater morale than the usual ULF guys, which made the fight even tougher.
It was actually really interesting trying to step into the respective Soviet leaders roles, making decisions based on the situation and their characteristics, which often created sort of an ambiguous situations during the game.19/06/2023 at 17:39 #187342Darkest Star GamesParticipant
It was actually really interesting trying to step into the respective Soviet leaders roles, making decisions based on the situation and their characteristics, which often created sort of an ambiguous situations during the game.
I love that you are this conscientious, it can be extremely difficult to not meta-game. You’re a dude after my own heart.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."
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