Steve(Russian) 7 vs Charles(German) 0
German began with a convincing card, General Advance, and started to pour her armies near Ponyri and called out the Luftwaffe to strike the Russian defense but looks like the sandbag was proved to be a good hideout for the Red Army.
Both spent several turns to reposition each units and Russian opened an attack from his tank to gain the third medal (because of the control of Ponyri).
German reinforced her center flank with 2 infantries from the left and launched an Infantry Assault to the front. With no result, the Russian counter attacked him and hurt a bit, and again, the second wave of Infantry Assault of the German but still no big gain there.
Now the favor is in Russian hand after playing a left Assault and eliminated an infantry corps for the 4th medals and reduced German elite panzer on her right to 1 figure. German counter-attacked this assault and moved all the panzers from behind but unlucky for a panzer to crossed a mine and it blew.
Russian still led 5-0 when a Firefight card came into play and with an order to one tank and three artilleries, this should do some damage! The first tank rolled triple ARM against a weakened infantry, what a shame, but the two artys did their job pretty nice, and the last arty took out the enemy near Ponyri for a comfortable 7-0 victory.
Steve(German) 7 vs Charles(Russian) 5
German did some recon first and Russian redeployed her left arty one step ahead. German moved slowly from the left flank and Russian secured the frontline of Ponyri with 2 infantries and 1 arty.
German opened the attack with an Infantry Assault that pushed an enemy back and wounded the frontline unit to 1 figure, but Red Army did some very effective counter-attack that reduce the German 3 infantry corps to 2 figures each.
The situtation is quite danger at the front, so three panzers came into play to back them up. Russian brought up the tanks and killed a unit to lead 3-1. A DHQ from German carefully ordered three tanks and withdrew a weakened infantry to the wood. A Russian tank was destroyed!
Russian widened the gap to 4-2 when a German Armor Assault played out but failed to eliminate two weakened Russian infantries, luckily they still grab a medal after destroying another Russian tank. Looks like the Red Army is getting angry and a direct order from their HQ resulted in a panzer getting surrounded by three infantries and finally it's destroyed.
Russian still led 5-3 when German played TFH. Even with a crappy roll that only ordered an INF and an ARM, the German did some rampage to grab 3 simultaneous medals to turn the tide for 6-5 lead.
Russian played Barrage and roll triple INF and a FLG against the panzer and the German retaliated with a center attack and finally took out the enemy guarding outside Ponyri.
German won the game by 7-5, a fun game indeed