With my freshly raised soviet army we played our first Team Yankee game and decidet to write a small aar. We use units without any special rules (so no aircrafts, infantry and aa units) We played the first mission using both 28 point forces.
The british :
- 1 Chieftain HQ
- 3 Chieftain tanks
- 4 Scorpion scout tanks
- 1 T64 HQ
- 4 T64
- 2 BMP2 recon
The brits opened the fight by driving into firing position and opening fire. The Scorpions on the britisch left flank managed to destroy one BMP2 but the remaining vehicle decidet to stay in the fight. The mighty Chieftain tanks however dont hit anything. Crying out for revenge on their precious scout vehicle the soviet tanks moved into position on the edge of the trees and the gas station and take out the first Chieftain tank. The remaining BMP then moved into cover to hide from the nasty Scorpions.
The british commander decidet to send the Scorpions to outflank the enemy, driving at ridiculous speed. One of the british MBTs then moved to a better firing position ner the wrecked Chieftain. Seeking revenge the british chieftains managed to destroy 2 T64 this turn. Having no reinforcements left on the right flank the commander of the soviet tank detachment moved alongside the gas station to face the british commander. he missed the vehicle close but his comrades in the tree line managed to destroy the Chieftain tank which was foolish enough to move towards the thin red line.
The Scorpion tanks tanking up firing position on around a small hill close enough to one of the strategical objectives but their rain of HEAT projectiles could not harm the enemy commander. On the other side the Chieftain commander moved towards his enemy, but missed the target. Seeing the end of a fierce fight the remaining tanks of the T64 platoon moved forward towards their objective but could not manage to take out the last Chieftain. Upset by the poor performance of his fellow tankers the commander ordred his tank crew to retreat to secure the objective and open fire at the Chieftain HQ which shortly after exploded.
While the Scorpions bravely trying to capture mission objective one, the last Chieftain fired at the T64 platoon, bailing one tank and made the crews abandon their vehicles. The last T64 now trying desperate measures firing the heavy machine gun at the small tanks, with no effect.
The british Chieftain now moving at full speed seizing the mission objective. The lonely soviet tank now without any chance to secure both objectives gave up the fight, letting the capitalist win the battle.
Well for the first Team Yankee game that was a really nice and quick game. I think a made a few mistakes but my opponent on the other hand rolled far to many 1s. Next week we will increase the points to 30 and after that maybe at the end of next week take some helos to the fight. I hope you enjoyed the aar, since I played the russian army I made just a few pictures.