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Subject: Ponyri [Round 7 Match 7 - Ladder match] rss

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Steve
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1st half
Steve(Russian) 3 vs Brummbar(German) 7

Russian started with several decent cards and did one big mistake after playing a recon when he picked a left flank card instead of Infantry Assault that could repositioned their middle infantries to fortify Ponyri.

German keep building up the attack from the middle and they're leading 3-2 after a German infantry entered a northern town of Ponyri and the Russian is losing control of the cities. In the next turn, Russian spent an Armor Assault card without gaining a significant damage and the German retaliated with his own Armor Assault card and quickly widen the medal gap for their advantage by 5-2.

Struggling without the center card to retake Ponyri, Russian played a Firefight, desperately seeking several medals because they knew that the German will won the next turn when they play a center card. The outcome is not very good when a center artillery failed to eliminate an infantry and two attacks from the left flank only produced one medal.
German won the game after a center Probe came into play.

2nd half
Steve(German) 7 vs Brummbar(German) 2

German opened the game with a 1-1-1 card and the Russian fired off the center artillery to force an advancing infantry to retreat. German ordered three infantries on their left to advance slowly. Russian played an important Infantry Assault to strengthen the Ponyri defense and attacked the German left flank. German still got another Move Out card and several infantries keep pressing slowly to the front.

Russian got the first medal after an Assault right successfully killed a German infantry but the German answered with the General Advance card and gained 2 medals after eliminating two weakened infantries. Several unlucky rolls caused the Russian to lose momentum. German gained another medal after three panzers assaulted the Russian front.

A critical moment shone when the score is still tied 4-4 and the German played a 1-1-1 card and took two medals in a row. Russian still unable to got away from the bad roll curse after three artilleries failed to grab a medal. German played the last center Assault card to ordered two infantries to occupy Ponyri and eliminate an infantry that guarding the town. Russian lost control of Ponyri, therefore they lost two medals, and the German won the 2nd half by 7-2.

Steve won the very close match by 10 - 9
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Malcolm Green
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Good report Steve...and good match. You did the exact right thing in the last battle to take the match. Well played!
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