Friday, August 7, 2009

Attack on Ponyri Begins!

The attack on Ponyri scenario was as difficult as I imagined it would be. German losses were high, with a corresponding high loss rate of NCO's. We only got to play until the capture of the first trench line. The addition of an engineer squad (with a flamethrower) was a welcome help. The attack stalled, however but when the Ferdinands entered a penetration was made. They made it half way across the board (only 60 yards) before one was KO'd by a brave Russian soldier with a mine. Barbed wire and hand grenades all made for a difficult attack on a fortified position. The Ferdinands entered on the German left flank, where most of these photos were taken.