Wednesday, 30 June 2021

You Can't beat the Dice!!


It's something all wargamers have said at one time or another - "it was all going so well but the dice deserted me". A chap who bought the Seelow Heights book when it first came out, got together with an old friend to try a couple of the games - it did not go well for him! Check out his report - you have to feel for the guy - unbelievable luck!

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He was playing German and here is his initial set up - good dispositions, the Soviets will have their hands full was my first thought - how wrong can you be!


The spectacularly ineffective King Tiger is about to be over-run. A lesson for us all!!



4 comments:

  1. Hi Steve. In my experience with Rapid Fire, King Tiger's are often ineffective. They attract bad dice and also artillery fire which has the same chance of destroying them as it would a been carrier. A mistake in the rules methinks. However, you do always feel tough if you have one and they look great.

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  2. Yes, I have noticed the same phenomenon!!

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  3. Hi Steve. I love the scenario book. I do have a question about the big Seelow scenario itself. It says that vehicles cannot traverse the slopes except by road. Can I assume you mean just the sloping ground and not the plateau areas or do you mean all of the heights including the areas beyond the slopes.? Cheers,
    Chris

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    1. Hi Chris. Yes that's right - just the slopes. They were very steep and difficult even for tracked vehicles, but the plateau is fine.

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