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Who has run this Soviet Tactic

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 pm
by UshCha
Brit Training Film 1985

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFmaftssCsU

While this is Ideal for 1/144 I have a mate who wants do some of this in 1/72. Using a 12 ft by 4ft board looks like it could get the flavor with timing set assuming typical march speed of 15km/hr and the board being 1.2km long is not really an issue so 5km to the Point unit is 20min or about 4 bounds This is OK as the recce is only 3 elements will be quick bounds as speed of the recce needs to be FAST speed minimum for the recce until something happens. Or he bounds with the recce, one stops and another moves forward very fast. If he hits problems then the next lot comes on. I intend to finish with the vanguard. hopefully getting rid of the enemy.

So how have you guys done this? I cant be the first to do real world operations can I?

Re: Who has run this Soviet Tactic

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:12 pm
by bannockburn bhoy
Ive done something very similar.

Re: Who has run this Soviet Tactic

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:44 pm
by dadlamassu
UshCha wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 pm
So how have you guys done this? I cant be the first to do real world operations can I?
Well before that film we were playing similar games with Heroics & Ros 1/300 scale stuff. The rules were called something like Combat Commander and gave a pretty good representation of command and action in the late 70s and early 80s. The rules encouraged the use of real tactical doctrine so when the Soviet Forces used the fast, non stop hammer blows they were generally successful unles NATO had really thought out their plan.

Re: Who has run this Soviet Tactic

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:09 am
by Seret
That's pretty standard stuff for a Soviet unit in attack. Their drills are well-understood and their doctrine was based around units at this level sticking pretty rigidly to the drill no matter what the tactical situation was. It was a conscript army after all, and not prone to being fancy or improvising.
UshCha wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 pm
I cant be the first to do real world operations can I?
No. IIRC Phil Barker had good descriptions of how a Soviet unit attacked back in the old WRG moderns rules. Somebody developed that further and published some additional rules for that set which forced a Soviet player to use a pre-scripted plan that couldn't be changed on the fly. That made for a pretty realistic representation of how an attacking Soviet company or battalion actually worked, but not necessarily a very fun game.