Now that I like!
God's mercy on the wild Ginger Man. JP Donleavy
I played "Released From the East"(S6) against new guy Scott F.
(hey Scott!) yesterday. Scott was the mighty SS and I took the lowly
Scott played a good defense, but I was able to claw out a win.
Tough one for the Russian player.
Not to downplay Scott's excellent(his noob status wearing off quickly! )
gameplay, but I can see why this one is currently showing a 2-1 in favor of
the Germans on the ROAR.
The SS, with 8 ML, are tough as nails to dig out of stone buildings w/o
any real heavy firepower. And at 6 turns, the Russians can't take their time.
The Russian player must use maneuver and swarming tactics to take
down the Germans.
Good game Scott!
I played Mark Zielinski in an ESG playtest called Commence Hostilities.
Got a chance to play the following:
Counterattack along the Danube-
Combines Axis attack on both Rose Hill and Swabian with the SS Florian Guyer Division supported by outdated Italian tanks and a few Jg 38's along with help from a University Student Battalion in which they were supported by 150mm Hummel SP guns. Later in the Game, the Axis gets Hungarian reinforcements in the form of three Stug's and three Zyrinis. The Russian force at start is small but on turn two, the Russian bring on thier lads with a few 628's, 458's, ISU 122's, Shermans and SU 85's. A real swirling melee for control of both hills is the order of the day.
A DftB scenario, a real small one, but fun and just infantry, can be dicey but the key for the Germans is to plod forward and do the best they can.
Gonna play this one today with my buddy Todd. Lucky for me, I had downloaded the Lits Map ages age, and pieced together the playing map. In the scenario, it calls for broken ground and trying to eyeball such terrain changes is a real pain. heres my map I put together:
Played "Retaking Vierville"(S1) today with the "new guy" Scott.
With it being quite pro-American, I took the Germans with the balance.
(turned out, the Germans NEED the balance)
With a few hints, and a little bit of coaching, Scott was able to pull
a last second victory! Good Game Scott!
The young jedi is almost ready to move on to ASL...
Next up; "Simple Equation" from the ASLSK1.
Chris, its great to hear you playing and teaching a newbie, before you know, He will become a true master Jedi in no time.
I played Rommels Remedy, alot of fun with my freind Todd. We stumbled are through the rules but still managed to have an awesome time.
It's cool; I remember playing my first ASL games, and how
patient my teachers were! It's good to watch
Scott's play move along each game. He even had his first
"Buzz Lightyear ASL" moment; he charged a 9-2 leader into
CC with a pinned 5-4-8 that helped to clinch the win.
Thanks Chris - I appreciate the much needed coaching (more than a little, I'd say!) and it was nice to finally pull out a win, especially a nail-biter last minute victory in CC. Looking forward to making the move to full-blown ASL soon!