Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Scarefest- Outskirts of Stalingrad: Weird War (AAR)

This weekend I attended a local convention, Scarefest AVL. It was put on by the local Pathfinder Society Lodge, and I was the only Wargaming Event. I played the first two turns as the Russian Commander, and then turned the reigns over to another player so the report becomes more detailed.
There were about 2000 points on each side and each side had a Weird War Unit.

German Army:
x1 Oberleutnant w/ 2 men
x1 Pioneer Squad
x1 Veteran Heer Grenadiers
x1 Heer Grenadiers
x1 Heer Soldaten
x1 81cm Medium Army
x1 Veteran Sniper Team
x3 StuG III Assault Guns
x1 Panzer IV Ausf. A
x1 Sdfkz 250/1 Hanomag
x1 Sdfkz 222 Armoured Car.
x1 Wulfen-SS Unit

Russian Army
x1 Lieutenant w/ 2 men
x3 Red Guard Squads
x2 Infantry Squads
x1 Conscript Squad
x2 T-34/86 tanks
x1 KV-1
x1 Medium Mortar
x1 Veteran Sniper Team
x1 Artillery Observer
x1 BA-8 Armoured Car
x1 Genetically Modified Ape

Scenario: Top Secret w/ Secondary Objectives.

The Objective: A German Spy
Turn One:

The first shots were fired by the German Sniper, Otto, taking a shot at the Russian Sniper in the building across the  courtyard. The Russian Sniper is noticed a Pioneer squad advancing under Otto's covering fire. He poked his head out and took out the Flamethrower in the Pioneer squad!

Sgt. Chekov and his squad advance toward the Objective
A Russian T-34 "Soturi" advanced up a road and took a pot shot from around a building at the command StuG 121 "Anna". The shot impacted the StuG's Schüzen but the crew's superior training kept them active! 

A squad of Heer Grenadiers advanced and took control of the Crashed Foo Fighter (Objective) while Srgt. Chekov's Guard squad advanced towards the restaurant his family used to operate from before the war. They froze as StuG 122 "Tanja" appeared on the far side. Tanja took a shot with it's cannon and MG. Shrapnel and lead tore through the ruins and inflicting a few casualties to the Russians.
StuG 122 attacks!

Turn Two:
Soviet Artillery reigned down on the Grenadiers holding the Foo Fighter Crash Site! Fortunately the Germans suffered no casualties!

The Germans capture the Foo Fighter!
Mortars reigned down on both snipers positions, forcing them to scramble for cover! The Russian General calls for the KV-1 to advance to support the infantry, but the transmission was scrambled!

The Commander of T-34 Soturi spots StuG Tanja and arks a shot over StuG Anna. StuG Tanja's schürzen does nothing to stop the round tearing through the hull and knocking it out!
Panzer IV Ausf. A 321 advances through the ruins and fires an HE shell through the restaurant windows, obliterating Srgt. Chekov's Squad. Srgt Chekov miraculously survives!
Chekov lives!
A German panzerfaust team advances towards Soturi and the round destroys the tank's track.

Turn Three
T-34 #2 advanced through a forest and fired a shot at Halftrack 131 which promptly caught on fire. But the crew quickly got the fire out and were able to continue. Srgt Chekov meanwhile captured the German Spy.

"Let's get the monkey in play!" The Russian commander brings on his genetically modified ape!
Pnzer 321 fires at a squad in the courtyard but the shell sails harmlessly over head. The Russian commander's transmission finally got through and the giant KV-1 appears on the table! And advances up a road to flank the German push towards the objective but is hammered by four Panzerfausts from the nearby church!
KV-1 shortly before destruction
"UFO Rave Party" The Conscript squad assaults the German position at the Foo Fighter, but the German Squad prevails, but due to casualties they retreat off the table to a safer position.

UFO Rave Party!
Panzer 321 fires at Srgt. Chekov, who still holds the objective.
Russian Commander, "He's shooting at the Objective. Can he do that?"
Me, "Yes."
Russian Commander, "Won't that kill the spy?"
Me, "No, She's just an objective marker."

The German Armoured car advances on a Russian squad across the frozen lake. The squad attempts to activate but gets confused and fires on the mortar team spotter. FUBAR!

Turn Four:
Otto takes a shot at Sgt. Chekov, but again Sgt. Chekov evades death! He promptly withdraws and passes off the objective to a nearby squad. Another tank shell flies towards Chekov and he refuses to meet the Grim Reaper! T-34 #2 finally takes out the Hanomag as StuG 123 "Freyja" takes a shot at the Ape, killing it's handler  "Tank beats monkey"
Furious the ape charges Freyja and proceeds to pound it's fists on the top, trying to get to the crew inside! The Wulfen SS Finally draws blood tearing into a Russian Squad!

Turn Five: 
The Russians get the objective off the table on the fourth dice and Chekov takes another barrage of bullets and shrapnel and still survives!

Advancing through the ruins.

1 comment:

  1. Had a great time. Picked up the rule book today. Will continue to rely on your for the hundreds of detailed figs, vehicles and Terrain, though!