Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What's "Brains" in Russian? - Konflikt 47 AAR

Apparently, it's мозги.

Sam put on a game of Konflikt 47 at this month's meeting of the South Jersey Wargamers Association.

The mission was a prison break. The US force, consisting of veteran Rangers and airborne infantry with mech support, needed to liberate a number of Russian POWs from a German prison camp.

The Germans needed to hold the Americans off until reinforcements could arrive.

As the Germans waited in ambush, the Americans moved up the board, their airborne infantry and mechs leapfrogging over the terrain to each the open field.

Both sides exchanged fire as the Americans reached the final bit of cover before the camp. A squad of Firefly jump infantry ducked behind a sandbag emplacement after its previous occupants had been chased off, as the mechs behind them poured fire into the German positions.

While it seemed as though the Germans were reeling from the attack, the sudden arrival of their mechanized reinforcements halted the American's momentum. Another squad of jump troopers were wiped out by a massive squad of assault rifle-armed German infantry, who were in turned shredded by the American Rangers. A pair of Spinnes flitted onto the table, opening fire with their flak guns and flamethrower. And the American's M4A9-T Sherman was forced back to avoid a squad of panzerfaust wielding grenadiers.

The biggest surpise came when an advance squad of Fireflies landed in the prison, hoping to secure the POWs. The rest of the American force then watched in horror as the POWs, having been turned into zombies, poured out of the camp buildings and tore the airborne infantry to pieces. 

Demoralized, the Americans called for a retreat, as the Germans attempted to herd the horde of undead back into their pens.

Sam put on a great game, and had even gone as fair to create a few custom squads to represent the Rangers, who conisted of miniatures from Dust and fit in fairly well with the rest of the K47 aesthetic. 

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