The blitzkrieg rolls east...
Battlegroup South has been and gone, and this year I was running a BG Barbarossa demo-game, set at a bridgehead over the Berezina river at the industrial town of Borisov. The Germans had taken the bridge intact, but now the Russians would be counter-attacking to retake it.
The board was a 10x6 table, with the river and bridge at one end, then the heavily shelled town, then the suburbs, then the countryside at the far end. The game was a static display on saturday and we played a 1000 pt battle on sunday, joined by Fred (Russian with me) and Sean (another Hun with Piers).
Here are a lot of photos of the table, Piers providing the bulk of grey tanks and men, with my Russians facing them (with Pier's superb T-35s to help - by breaking down!).
The table from the German end.
The Russian end.
Supply trucks heading over the bridge
Clearing the rubble of stragglers...
The ruined main street of Borisov.
Panzers forwards, into the fields were the Russians are waiting. Note captured British cruiser tank.
Scouting T-37 goes to take a quick peak at the Germans.
Whilst a PO-2 gets the bird's eye view of the suburbs.
More grey vehicle's roll off the bridge
BA-6s on the road, first to contact the enemy.
AA HMG waits, covering for the inevitable Stukas, as BT-7s head towards town.
Russian Forward HQ in the rear trench line, all very relaxed.
Whilst the signals truck and dispatch rider do all the work of planning the attack.