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GL In for a Pound - Combat Mission: Fortress Italy

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GL In for a Pound

Axis 7 - 2 - 17 British
Rating: 8.51 (23)
Games Played: 26
SM: 6
Turns: 60
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: British
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
raz_atoth's Profileraz_atoth Well Balanced 8
Bartokomus's ProfileBartokomus Slightly Pro Axis 6
Freyberg's batman's ProfileFreyberg's batman Slightly Pro British 8
BletchleyGeek's ProfileBletchleyGeek Well Balanced 7
BletchleyGeek's ProfileBletchleyGeek Well Balanced 7
This map as infantry QB would be great I think. the addition of armor made it less enjoyable.
Staff Sergeant
BletchleyGeek Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:49 am
This was a good scenario - excellent premise and interesting forces. But we both found a bit difficult to maneuver with our armor and to deploy our ATG's - the map perhaps should have some more depth for both sides.

The engagement ranges, in general, were very close, and the armor game turned out a bit 'random' as 'who spots first'. Which basically means that the one doing the attacking and therefore, changing position - in this scenario, can be either side - is going to be in the receiving end more often than not.
Mad Mike
Brigadier General
Mad Mike Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:34 pm
A well balanced meeting engagement with good opportunities on both sides.
Private 1st Class
noob Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:12 pm
A well balanced ME, with a nice mix of equipment, on an interesting map.
Private 1st Class
SwampYankee Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:10 pm
My Brit Tankers performed great so I won, but I think a lot of that was luck. It appears well balanced. Good mix of troop types. Fun sized scenario.
"The only way I got to keep those tigers busy is to let them shoot holes in me!"
Stonecutter Frid Sep 15, 2017 1:28 am
Due to small battlefield size, should have only light armour as tanks/AFVs completely dominate the battle from turn 1 on.
Master Sergeant
ChappyCanuck Frid Sep 15, 2017 2:19 am
First off, the terrain and layout of this battlefield is one of the better ones. However, I believe this would be a better battle with fewer tanks/AFVs, as they will always dominate the tiny battlefield. With Shermans both outnumbering and outclassing the MkIVs, I believe the rating is slightly pro-British. From this battle, it is no wonder why the Germans developed masses of handheld anti-tank weapons later in the war as the infantry in this battle is very vulnerable to allied armour.
Stonecutter Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Good balance of forces on both sides with many options. An excellent smaller battle with mixed terrain allowing for good use of cover, buildings and high ground. Also, it was nice to only have limited mortar support on both sides so that fire and manoeuvre was both possible and necessary to achieve victory.
General Panic
Private 1st Class
General Panic Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:18 pm
The more aggressive player will win this scenario. Don't be passive like me.
Rich, aka GeneralPanic
General Panic
Private 1st Class
General Panic Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:59 am
To win you need to be aggressive early on.
Rich, aka GeneralPanic
1st Lieutenant
Guardsman Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:11 pm
A good mix of infantry/tank forces for both sides on a good map. LOS is a challenge so you have to move about a lot to square up a target. A very good scenario.