More Test game shots...
After altering some of the rules, dropping national rules (like Hen and Chicks for the Soviets) and balancing out the AT values with the Armour Values to make everything more balanced, particularly the side armour on NATO vehicles being too high.
So the Battle was a "Free-for-all" with the Soviets aiming to smash through, the objectives are Orange Dice and grey dice are the objectives.(we will get some decent objective markers).
A Soviet Motor Rifle Platoon captures an Objective and leaps out of their BMP's and prepare to dig in.
The main Soviet Vanguard of a Platoon of T-72's and a BMP Platoon move swiftly forward and come under murderous fire from concealed Chieftains who destroy the T-72 Platoon outright.
The BMP's go hull down to distract the Chieftains as the other T-72 platoon races foward from the left flank and the Two BMP Platoons also perform a left hook.
Mean while the British Mechanised Company turns up, with the MILAN Platoon setting up in the Woods, and getting some good firing positions on the Rear of the T-72 Platoon.
But unfortunately in their haste to bring their weapons to bear, they manage to miss with all their shots.
The T-72 Platoon Races to the top of the Hill and starts to take the Chieftains under fire in their lesser side armour, the whole of the ground in front of the hill becomes a butchers shop as the Soviets race in to capture the objectives and destroy the Chieftains.
The Two platoons of Infantry jump from their transports and race towards the Cheiftains in order to force them off the objective. The BMP's watch their SPIRAL missiles and Cannon shots bounce off the superior Chieftain Armour time and again, and decide to close to point blank range to surround the British Tanks and cut off their escape and allow the infantry to capture them.
The Soviets moved up their Final BMP Platoon to screen the hill and protect the Read of the T-72's, unfortunately the MILAN Platoon is ready and the Platoon is utterly shattered by the MILAN's firing from the Wood in to their side armour.
The British now feel the battle swinging their way and know that they need to Counter-attack to survive, or they will be destroyed. The Mechanised Platoon leaps out of their Transports (now the threat of the BMP's is gone) and race up the hill with MAW's at the ready and bail or destroy the tanks, their consolidation move captures the T-72s and the hill is now in British Hands.
The FV432's engage with their GPMG to pin or kill the Soviets, the 4 Chieftains move forward to engage. Lot's of Soviets die, but they hold on, successfully bailing a Chieftain and then capturing it, the British fail their morale and break off. The Soviets hold the Objective so hold 2 to the British 1. The Soviets manage a desperate last minute win, with only 3 BMP's left and 7 stands of infantry, the British had lost only one Tank.
DESPERATE LAST DITCH SOVIET VICTORY!
This game was more luck than judgements and to be fair to my opponent he played extremely well, constantly moving his tanks to keep the front armour facing the enemy, equally I was unlucky failing quite a few firepower tests on his Chieftains where their Protected Ammo really helps them out.
Good fun, and the Rules seem to be more balanced now, and the NATO tanks need a slight side armour 'nerf or the things like RPG's at close range simply cannot bail them (I should have spotted this!).