A question about SovietWarpac forces on the Spearhead Yahoogroup in the last couple of weeks prompted me to have a dig in the files for some of my Russian lists.I have not written any lists for this army for a long time, so will have to rely on memory for my reasoning. This list was written for the NZ Nationals in 2008, so some will say its been optimised for competition. I recall that I never really optimised lists, I just came up with things that I thought would either work well on the table, or just be interesting to play. If that is 'optimised', I'll eat my hair...
The list is based on a BTR motor rifle regiment. I used BTR 70's as those were the models I had brought back in 1990
I have not used the MRR SU-122 artillery battalions as they are not that much use unless on table in the direct fire mode or spotting for themselves. I instead picked BM-27 fire support as there is nothing that will ruin any ones day quite like an MRL strike (I'm not sure how I was allowed to use these but the list was checked and allowed as legal, so I can blame others)
In the first option A, I included 10 entrenchments. Not something that an attacking army would normally choose. I was considering using them for the scenario attack stance where you can start 1 battalion on table. I would possibly dig them in to hold a flank while the rest of the army attacks with a secure flank to counter a NATO flank march. They also use up 10 points that I would otherwise leave hanging.
A list allows 3 option A's and 3 option B's. I would suggest creating your own instead of using mine.
If you are not happy with the MRL's, I would swap these for an SU-122 battalion, 152mm howitzers or support from the divisional tank battalion.
Like it Rhys. Except I decided long ago T-72Bs were the best bang for buck Soviet tank in the MSH Scenario System for 1980s battles.ReplyDelete
That is one view, but why would you use T-72Bs all the time? I think the point of Rhys post was he was providing one possible list. A starter for ten if you like.Delete
So what would you take out to get you down to the 850 limit these days Rhys? An update list is clearly needed...ReplyDelete
Hmm, yes. If it wasn't for someone shifting the goalposts :v)ReplyDelete
I was starting to mess with it, and then it all got too complicated, so I decided to rewrite the list. just pondering some ideas now.
Ahhh, clearly the Soviet military colleges across the motherland are instructing all their great minds to consider the options available. Then I suppose the arms factories will be gearing up for increased production...Delete
Um, no, theres already enough kit in the Man-sion to outfit both sides of 3 tablesReplyDelete