Uploaded 3 pics showing the setup of my first draft scenario inspired by one of the combat actions in Ralph Peter's WW3 fiction book "Red Army".http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1444606/lock-n-load-heroes-of...http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1444607/lock-n-load-heroes-of...http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1444608/lock-n-load-heroes-of...
In the book Soviet airborne troops helo-assaulted into Hameln,West Germany to capture two bridges over Highway 1 crossing the Wesel river in order to secure them for their armor spearheads. VDV troops took one of the bridges from German reservists and some (US?) MP's but were counterattacked by more Germans and British support troops.
Using HotG I setup something similar with German Territorialheer troops supported by US MP's and an M113. Soviet first wave is on the ground in east Eisenbach with an assault group led by the Political Officer aboard an Mi8 moving to land in west Eisenbach.
Later turns will see each side bringing in more reserves--VDV platoon in Mi8's supported by Mi24 Hind,then an armored spearhead of T80,T72,BMP-1 and BMP-2 with motor rifle platoon.
NATO will send in reserves of another Territorialheer unit with MG3 and a Hero (used Argentine Hero,Warner, from Ring of Hills) followed by British para platoon and a Chieftain,and finally a US mech armor unit of 6 squads,M1,M3 AH-1 helo (and possibly an A10 for more air support.)
Victory Conditions are Soviets must hold one bridge or at least interdict it with one SW/WT capable if causing DC to infantry or destroying one armored vehicle of any type (so may not knock out an M1 but can harm the M3 or M113.) NATO must prevent Soviet VC.
Possibility of seeing a Random Event or two (thinking the Argy .50 cal. WT would make a good US National Guard substitute,or maybe first Soviet Black Eagle tanks appear at the front,possibly an SU25 Frogfoot or French reinforcements from HNP---just thinking.....)
Note that I have used counters from Ring of Hills,Line of Fire mag,and extra Germans as have two sets of HotG counters.
Always wanted to try the book's scenario in a WW3 tactical wargame for years since first reading it. Thanks to LNL for (finally!) making the game that will allow me to play it.
Feedback appreciated on this.