Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Team Yankee Training Campaign scenario 1

So last night we played the first two scenarios from Team Yankee - Last Battle of tank 66 and Defence of Hill 214. These are the first two of three scenarios that form a mini campaign and are clearly designed to introduce the rules to two players. All are based on episodes in the book.

So without further ado here's what happened in Scenario 1

Scenario 1 is "The last Battle of Tank 66" and pits a single M1 Abrams against three T72s.

Here it is, commanded by my opponent "Big" Paul. Paul is looking unconvinced. He doesnt like FoW.

Paul had turn 1 and prompt;y showed off the merits of better training and fire control by hitting two T72s, but luckily only one was penetrated and exploded.

The remaining two then demonstrated the merits of good luck, advanced to close the range and hit the M1 twice. One bounced but the other did horrible things - Scenario 1 ended in a Soviet victory.

Not sure what we learned as we only had one turn of play - I suppose we had a grip on how tank fire works.

So one scenario down. Second one to follow........will Paul be convinced?