|This is the field looking SSW to the NNE. The Allied forces would take defensive positions west of the main road.|
IN THIS CORNER!! THEEEEEEE Axis!
Len's Panther and JagdPanther companies
|The Marder II's look so cute don't they?|
Here's a special look at Len's winter Panthers… I love these things!!
|7. Kompanie, 1. Zug hier und bereit!!|
Ken's Panther company
|OH yeah!! With a double helping of Panzerwerfers and crews!!|
Anna's KingTiger Battalion
|We all thought the mascot was awesome… but didn't figure it to be the good luck charm it was!|
Sadly, the late Axis entry didn't have his photos included, but Joe (one of the proprietors of our host Strategy and Games, Moscow, Idaho) brought his KingTiger company along with his panzerwerfers and FLAK 38 guns to the show. In all, including air, the Axis began the match in very strong terms.
AAAAAAND IN THIS CORNER!! THEEEEEEEEE AXIS!!
The Komissar's Tankovy Brigade
|"they look like good, strong, hands…"|
The Newbie's Tank Company
|Can you spell cannon-fodder?|
Now that the abusers and victims have been introduced, let's take a gander at the initial deployments.
|Looking at the field from the NNW to the SSE...|
From the beginning, it doesn't look good for the Allies. Can they pull out a victory? Perhaps a close defeat with honor? Find out in part two, after the Thanksgiving holiday.