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Skinflint Games25 Apr 2017 3:38 p.m. PST


The ARPANet alarm barked in Lt. Grant's Humvee, jarring the tired officer from a much needed nap. Code Red. Urgent. He swore softly and lit a cigarette as the dashboard communications panel pulsed into life.

The news was unwelcome. Heavy Soviet activity in his sector no mistaking the signs. Ivan was preparing a major attack and the forward logistics/ R & D installation Grant and his command had been assigned to secure was almost certainly the target. Grant cursed the Soviet remote viewers who had penetrated the most sophisticated Allied shielding to learn of this facility's location. He clicked his communicator.

"All units, this is Sunray. Say again, this is Sunray. Stand to. Maximum alert. Prepare to evacuate scientific personnel. All units to their stations. The Russians are coming."

Can the Atlantic Alliance hold against the mighty Holy Soviet hordes?…

Terry3725 Apr 2017 4:09 p.m. PST

Delightful report and great looking game!


Oberlindes Sol LIC26 Apr 2017 1:28 a.m. PST


Skinflint Games26 Apr 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

Thanks guys, was a LOT of fun to play! Tweaked the rules a little to better balance the Soviet Holy Mystic, and I think the Soviets will be acquiring several new APCs in the coming weeks… :-)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

Great AAR! Thanks for posting

Ostrowski Inactive Member26 Apr 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

Really good fun. Love it, thanks for posting

Part time gamer30 Apr 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

That was pretty cool!

Ok now gotta ask.. at first glance Im thinking, 'its micro (285th) scale armor. But unless Im missing something, your Inf. are too large for that so, 'basically what scale' is your game (world set in?

I got a real kick out of this. It was like "All Quiet on the Martian Front" meets "Team Yankee" meets "Dusk Tactics".
Loved it!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

I love the Soviet tanks. Great AAR! thumbs up

Skinflint Games01 May 2017 7:32 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone! @Part time gamer – it's just 1/72, cheap 'n' cheerful and very easily available

@Ragbones – glad you like them, the T-48 is based on a T-55 15mm papercraft template that we scaled up, and then just tweaked the turret for the Inferna and Elektra flame variants. The Rampager began life as a papercraft designed by a guy who found us on Facebook and traded it for a PDF of the rules :-) we scaled it up to be big and imposing and then made a turret from greenstuff. The APC was a download from Landships II website, I think it was a Fiat 2000 APC originally.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

fun write up. I enjoy the phrase 'soviet holy mystic.'

very imaginative.

Skinflint Games25 May 2017 5:55 a.m. PST

Thanks Stew! The Soviet Holy Mystics are gifted individuals found and trained by the NKVD's hyper-secret Department 12, answering only to Lavrenti Beria and the Holy Emperor, Tsar Djugashvilli himself! ;-)

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