Incredible! That was already our 10th Combat Commander Europe scenario which we played with Dave since January! This is our epic journey to play the whole base game and we are getting pretty nice progress here. While scenario #9 was comparatively long, the below #10 went pretty quickly. So we are not far away from our final goal – merely 2 more sessions left – and we shall start discussing soon what next! But before this, welcome to as always action-packed, picture-rich session report!
Other Combat Commander scenarios in our camping with Dave: #1 Fat Lipki #2 Hedgroves and Hand Grenades #3 Bonfire of the NKVD #4 Closed for Renovation #5 Cold Front #6 Paralyzed from the West Down #7 Bessarabian Nights #8 Breakout dance #9 Rush to contact
So what we played this time? #10 Commando Schools – another Attacker-Defender scenario, which features large lake, splitting the map in half and creating two parallel approach roads for attacking units.
It is February 1943; Russian Black Sea Fleet commando detachment (Michal, Defender posture) aids the Soviet amphibious operation against Army Group A near Novorossiysk. They landed behind enemy lines and entrenched in the town of Stanichka. The German 73rd Infantry Division (Dave, Attacker posture) immediately counter-attacks.
This should be a quick scenario, with Sudden Death rolls already at Turn 6. The Germans have overwhelming firepower (Heavy Machine Guns & Flamethrowers), the Soviets bonus in close combat. Let us see!
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That was quick, brutal and decisive game – with German victory pretty quickly assure, once I lost my first stack. Still, you rarely ever give up in CCE as its events can bring so needed reinforcements or relay change the flow of the game. The next scenario (#11 Hold the Line) is already underway and you may expect another exciting AAR soon. Stay tuned!