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Microbiggie02 Aug 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

This was a late December clash between German panzer units and Soviet 6th Guards Tank Army north of the Danube (present day Slovakia). I was inspired by a unit formed by the Soviets to guard the 6 KM line between the Ipoly river and the Borzsony mountains. It consisted of 100 mm M 1944 BS guns (possibly from 34th Ind AT art brig) and IS-2 tanks from 49th Guards Heavy Tank rgt. It was named after the CO of the tank regiment, Major Kochurov. Martin and Rob played the Soviets.
Picked up the Days of Battle book by Norbert Szamveber for a good account of combat north of the Danube in December 44 and January 45.
Germans were attacking with a weak company of 7)PzIV H (me) and halftrack borne grenadiers (7 sections), a pair of Stummels, and a sdkfz251/10 (played by William T). They also had a pregame stonk (1/2 size due to ammo shortages) and a FO for offboard mortars
6mm minis and I Ain't Been Shot Mum rules

Link to flickr set:

Burning PzIV by Mark Luther, on Flickr

First ATG under fire by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Grenadiers gain a flank by Mark Luther, on Flickr

Heavy tanks appear by Mark Luther, on Flickr

More JS-IIs by Mark Luther, on Flickr


Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

Link says Page not found :(
Great looking table! Looks like there is some contour, yes? Did you use a regular matt and then add backing powder and scatter to get the winter effect?

Microbiggie02 Aug 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Sorry. Try this one

Yes-contours under ye olde bed sheet.
Another link to how I set up tables:

Rich Bliss02 Aug 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Great terrain. You have done the sheet method proud.

donlowry02 Aug 2017 6:36 p.m. PST

Beautifully done!

Marc at work03 Aug 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

That is really, REALLY good. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures – especially the "how to" link – absolutely brilliant. You make it LoL easy but the effect you achieve shows the effort you put in.

Thanks again – I will be cribbing some ideas


Stephen Hill03 Aug 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

Great effort, really like it. Rarely see any late war Hungarian theatre wargames. Thanks for posting !

By John 5407 Aug 2017 10:25 a.m. PST

Looks great, really effective, lovely work, Well done, fella!


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