AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland
Advanced Squad Leader AAR – Early Battles (S25).
Here’s the historical situation:
Attacker: Germans – 6th Panzer Division
Defender: Russians – 2nd Tank Division
The Germans, after a week of relatively easy victories, approached a small Lithuanian village amidst the forest. Army Group North was among the first Germans to encounter heavier Russian tanks. These monsters dwarfed the German AFVs, and it was quickly discovered that they were not easily beaten with firepower. Turning to their tactical advantages of numbers, speed, and maneuverability, the German forces would often bypass these strong points and then reduce them at their leisure. That was not an option in this case. . . . .In a fairly large battle from the opening days of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, 10 Russian squads must defend a village from an attack by 12 German squads. The Germans are supported by six tanks of various types, while the Russians have an infantry gun and two tanks, one of which is a nearly invincible KV-2.
In 1941 Germany invaded Lithuania on it’s way to the Russian heart-land. This scenario features some early armor as well as the massive Russian KV-2.
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