This will be my first (and last if response is low) Tannhauser Battle Report.
Let’s get started with a scenario overview and faction roster.
Matriarchy v. Reich
Tonight’s scenario takes place on the Tesla Priory map. In the scenario the Reich has launched a surprise attack on the Priory disabling its Force-Field Generators. The Reich objectives are to disable the Automated Antiaircraft Cannons (secondary objective), and obtain the control circuits from the Field Generators (Primary Objective) before the HE-111 bombers arrive and obliterate the Priory. The Matriarchy must tie in the Back Up Generators (secondary objective), and Restore the Force Field (primary objective), protecting the priory form even the heaviest bombardment.
The game is over when one side completes both Objectives or after 10 turns (which is a draw).
Zor’ka in command with Combat Pack.
Irina assigned to Primary Objective (Dexterity) with Combat Pack.
Gorgei with Combat Pack.
Voivodes A+B equipped with Scretcha and Denitsa; and Voivodes C+D equipped with Soud and Nesretcha. Voivodes are assigned to both objectives (Mechanics).
Heizinger assigned to Primary Objective (Reasoning) with Combat Pack.
Karl assigned to Secondary Objective (Weaponry) with Combat Pack.
Eva assigned to Primary Objective (Sangfroid) with Stamina Pack.
Schocktruppen with Custom Pack (per 1st ed. rules) MP40, Grenade, and First aid Kit.
Stosstruppen with Combat Pack.
Turn 1: Reich wins Initiative.
Turn one was rather uneventful just deployment and maneuvering. However the Matriarchy were able to gain map control and Gorgei obtained 3 Command Points from searching a crate. The Matriarchy used this effectively to move further than expected.
Turn 2: Reich wins Initiative.
The Stosstruppen moves first attacking Irina who’s blocking Karl’s path to his objective. He rolls 10, 6, 3, 2, plus two bonus hits for a total of 4 hits. Irina’s Tesla coil blocks 1 hit and she rolls 9, 8, 7, 2, blocking 3 more, and she suffers no damage. Irina then uses one CP to counter attack with a CV of 3; she rolls 7, 3, 2, 2, (at this point my wife had forgotten to read the rules for the Nagant Special, no bonuses were applied) the Stosstruppen rolled 8, 9, 3, 6, no damage for the Stosstruppen. The Stosstruppen remains to block her path.
Irina then attacks the Stosstruppen, her CV is 5 and she rolls a 5, 8, 6, 2, she rerolls the 2 and gets another 2 so with the plus one bonus the roll result is 6, 9, 7, 3, for 3 hits; the Stosstruppen on the other hand rolls a 2, 2, 1, 6, blocking only 1 hit and receiving 2 wounds. the Reich uses 1 CP to heal the Stosstruppen, leaving them with 1 CP. Irina then attempts to Bull-rush the Stosstruppen (per 2nd ed. rules requiring no action) rolling 1, 4, 4, 6, in a Stamina duel; the Stosstruppen counters with only a 2, 3, 4, 4, and Irina passes by.
Meanwhile on the other side of the map the Schocktruppen opens fire on Gorgei with his MP40 (CV 5+1); he rolls 3, 2, 2, 5, 6, while The Steel Major rolled 10, 10, 8, 2, and is unharmed. The Schocktruppen remains on the same path with no Move Points left. Since turn about is fair play, Gorgei opens up on the Schocktruppen with his twin “Papa Shaw” machine guns (CV 5+1). He rolls 10, 10, 6, 8, 7, with a plus 1 bonus it became 11, 11, 7, 9, 8. The Schocktruppen never stood a chance rolling 2, 3, 4, 5, blocking only 1 of Gorgei’s 5 hits, and dies on the spot.
Heizinger hearing the exchange of weapons fire moves to a “safer” location. While Voivode C attacks the Stosstruppen rolling a shocking 8, 9, 7, 9; with the Stosstruppen rolling only 10, 5, 3, 1, with only 2 HP left, he too succumbs and dies. In the meantime Voivode D completes the Secondary Objective and restores power to the Field Generators. Things are not looking good for the Reich.
But there’s still the wrath of the Blutstrum Division, Eva attacks Gorgei with Strafe and rolls 10, 9, 9, 8, strangling him to death. However Eva herself comes under threat of both Voivodes A and B, but manages to come out unharmed. She even spends the Reich’s remaining CP for the turn to Counter attack Voivode B but is unsuccessful. Zor’ka remains ominously silent, while Karl attempts to find another path to his objective.
Turn 3: Matriarchy wins Initiative.
The turn opens with the Voivodes A and B moving in to defensive positions, and Voivode A completes half of the Primary Objective. Heizinger concerned with Voivode D’s proximity fires at with his Wather, rolling 4, 4, 9, 6, while the Voivode being a small target rolled 9, 8, 7, 2, and is undamaged. Showing rather human emotion the irked Voivode D moves to attack Heizinger wounding him once, Heizinger spends a CP, and feels better.
With the Reich confused and blocked from their objectives the confident Irina moves into the Priory and finishes restoring the Force Field, the Reich are defeated.
Gorgei, Stosstruppen, and Schocktruppen.
Well that brings to a close my first Battle Report, hope it isn’t too long. Any questions, leave them in the comments section.