After Action Report: Point Defence – the Baltics 1944

The Northern Wargamers will show you the aftermath of what truly was a gruesome battle.

Soviet Assault Katyusha

The German army

Reinforced Platoon
All Veterans

  • 1st Lieutenant with rifleman 103 pts
  • Sturmpionere with LMG and flamer 105 pts
  • 8 man Squad, 2 SMG, 2 LMG, 2 PzF 160 pts
  • 8 man Squad, 2 SMG, 2 LMG, 2 PzF 160 pts
  • 6 man Squad, 2 SMG, 3 AR, 2 PzF 109 pts
  • 6 man Squad, 2 SMG, 3 AR, 2 PzF 109 pts
  • Medic 30 pts
  • Panther Ausf D 426 pts
  • Leig18 Team 60 pts
  • Medium Machine Gun Team 65 pts
  • Panzerschreck Team 104 pts
  • Sniper Team 65 pts
  • Medium Mortar Team + Spotter 75 pts

Totaling at 1571

The Soviet army

Reinforced platoon
All Regulars

  • 1st Lieutenant with rifleman 103 pts
  • 9 man Squad, 1 SMG, 1 LMG 116 pts
  • 9 man Squad, 1 SMG, 1 LMG 116 pts
  • 9 man Squad, 1 SMG, 1 LMG 116 pts
  • 9 man Squad, 1 SMG 96 pts
  • Free Rifle Squad 0 pts
  • Medium Mortar Team + Spotter 60 pts
  • AT-rifle Team 30 pts
  • Medic 30 pts
  • T34/85 235 pts

Armoured platoon
All Regulars

  • T34/76 195 pts
  • T34/76 195 pts
  • T34/76 195 pts
  • 6 man Tankrider Squads 1 LMG 99 pts
  • 6 man Tankrider Squads 1 LMG 99 pts

Totaling at 1685.

Whilst there is a bit of a points difference; the Northern Wargamers play a casual game and didn’t worry too much about the point differential!

The battle itself…

What follows is not a blow by blow account at all but rather some pictures from the game to give you a feel of the action.
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The Soviets were trying to crush the Germans in the Baltics in Autumn 1944.
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The Soviet attack got off to a rather slow start due to bad weather conditions – and maybe that vodka delivery had something to do with it too…
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In the third round the Soviets got up to speed; but their luck didn’t last and the German counter was devastating.
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Despite lacking any serious panzer support the Germans knocked out three T34:s with panzerschreck and panzerfausts, and the fourth and final T34 was handled by an old Panther Ausf D.
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True to form the Soviets still carried on with their attack.
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In the end though the Soviets had to abort their attempt, leaving the Germans in control of the field.
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For now…

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