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The Last Crusade (EF) AAR
02-13-2010, 08:55 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-13-2010, 10:42 AM by Skryabin.)
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The Last Crusade (EF) AAR
This is my first (and perhaps last, LOL! - so much work!) AAR writing try. But I really enjoyed it. Hope you'll have some fun, too.

Big thanks to:
Majog - my opponent,
Montana Grezz - "Down and Dirty" tournament director (this game was in round 2)
Herr Straßen Läufer - who kindly revised this work
and to all of you who gave me a lot of valuable tips in my continuing learning process cheers



THE LAST CRUSADE (EF)
10 turns
After Action Report

overview

There are two main Russian groups approaching from NE.
1st group: 2 companies of T-34s (24 tanks), 1 company of T-70s (12 tanks) and 3 infantry companies.
2nd group: 2 companies of T-34s (24 tanks) and 1 infantry company.
Both groups have artillery and recon support. Overall it comes to 60 tanks and about 600 men.

Hungarian forces defending Lisets and Radcha:
2 companies of Turon I (31 tanks) and 4 mixed companies containing of Turon II (32 tanks) and PzIVM H (14 tanks);
2 infantry companies, artillery, AA and recon support. (about 500 men)

Col.Sziklay does understand very well how serous his enemy is.
The only armour he can really fight with against those T-34s are PZIVs. And that will be 48 against 14.
Turon II is also good, but not so much against Russian legendary tanks. He didn't want to think about his Turon I... those were just pieces of junk in that 1944. Combined with infantry situation the Russians advantage was scaring. And chances to hold Lisets and Radcha are very weak.

[Image: LC_01_.jpg]

To fight against such a dangerous opponent Col.Sziklay needs some foxy plan. And he comes up with it. He decides to leave Lisets to reinforce his men in Radcha. Only a few platoons will stay in the town's outskirts to make it look like it is still occupied. He expects in Lisets Russian's main strike and meanwhile he is going to unify all his regiment to fight the weakest part of enemy's force.



Here you can view the rest:

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dfsjvhd3_2d7t3rtcs
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03-09-2010, 12:28 AM,
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RE: The Last Crusade (EF) AAR
(02-13-2010, 08:55 AM)Skryabin Wrote: This is my first (and perhaps last, LOL! - so much work!) AAR writing try. But I really enjoyed it. Hope you'll have some fun, too.

Wow !!! :eek1:

Thanks a ton for your work. Talk about eye candy in addition of having a chance to share your observations about this battle. :bow:

Keep'em coming! cheerscheers
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03-09-2010, 06:35 AM,
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RE: The Last Crusade (EF) AAR
Very nice AAR! Well done sir, a pleasure to read and follow.
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03-16-2010, 06:50 AM,
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Excellent! Loved the screens.
Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blast on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us. --Walt Kelly
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03-17-2010, 05:17 AM,
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Beautiful work.
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03-21-2010, 02:05 AM,
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Thank you for your nice words.
I am glad you liked it!

Dmitriy
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03-21-2010, 02:13 AM,
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(03-21-2010, 02:05 AM)Skryabin Wrote: Thank you for your nice words.
I am glad you liked it!

Dmitriy

No worries. Your presentation of the battlefield is one of the best. Thanks for the great AAR. Guys like you and Umbro really show how it should be done.
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09-16-2010, 10:51 AM,
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GREAT WORK!!

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS THE PROGRAM YOU USE FOR THE SCREENS.

I USE SNAGIT, BUT YOUR ARROWS ARE SUPERIOR..

ARTURO.
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09-16-2010, 11:41 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-16-2010, 11:46 AM by Skryabin.)
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(09-16-2010, 10:51 AM)carreteroarturo Wrote: GREAT WORK!!

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS THE PROGRAM YOU USE FOR THE SCREENS.

I USE SNAGIT, BUT YOUR ARROWS ARE SUPERIOR..

ARTURO.
carretero_arturo@yahoo.com

http://www.pc-war-gaming.blogspot.com

Thank you. Those arrows are done with pen tool in Adobi Illustrator. This program is a professional one, but I guess you can find a pen tool in any vector application now. And then you fill them with gradient tool (first you create gradient swatches yourself with colors you like and place them in your swatches pallet). Takes a little time and practice.

Good Luck!

cheers
Dmitriy
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09-19-2010, 10:16 AM,
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Excellent AAR, a real pleasure to read.
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