I have started my own little SASL campaign. I was inspired by the title in description of this book: http://www.leapinghorseman.com/prodd...bntbafis&cat=9
I set this campaign up to be more geared to what inspires me, and what is fun, rather than historical accuracy. The description of the book said that surviving elements of the Fallschirmjäger companies sent to this region were mixed in with the regular army as it pushed through Orlovka towards Stalingrad. This is the idea I am going with for my little CG.
Here is my initial OB.
9-1, 8-1, 8-0, 7-0
(I used chapter H in place of the normal SASL CG leader generation)
3 x 5-4-8 Elite Fallschirmjäger (no ELR reduction)
9 x 4-6-7 First Line ELR 4
4 x 1-2-7 HW crews
SW: 1 MMG, 2 LMG, 2 ATR, 2 Lt. Mtr (again here I used chapter H instead)
My first mission was trying to move quickly from the countryside into Orlovka, which I believe to be a sort of northwest suburb of Stalingrad. To simulate this I used the "Take the Highway" mission. I have attached the map. I used 3 cropped maps, that started as sparse country and got more populated and dense as we traveled further east. The date is September 18th, 1942. It was a clear, dry day with no wind. Here is the map for mission 1:
I managed to win this first mission in the campaign with a 13 to 6 victory. However I did loose two squads, one was KIA'd (note to self, even a dash is deadly when there is -2 DRM), and one was killed in a melee (killed by a single smc of all things) in the last turn of the game. During the refit, my 9-1 leader was passed over for promotion, but two squads where upgraded to 4-6-8's, and the replacements are a 1 first line 4-6-7, and 1 green 4-3-6.
Cool things that happened. Some interesting RE's occurred. First a large group of S? in the most dense building area on board 3 decided to come down and see what has happing on board 2. 9 of them got turned into advance attitude S?. In a way this helped me because of the mission type, and because the activation number was so low. Later Two StuG IIIG's and 9 first line squads with leaders and support weapons heard the battle and flanked the enemy from the north. Just as they came on the board, the Russians called in some harassing fire from off board artillery. All in all it was a fun game.
Is this interesting in anyway? Should I post about mission 2? I am halfway through it. What would make this post more interesting?