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Eye of the Needle - Combat Mission: Red Thunder

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Eye of the Needle

By Jon Martina
USSR 4 - 1 - 1 Axis
Rating: 7.41 (7)
Games Played: 6
SM: 9
Turns: 120
Type: Stock
First Side: USSR
Second Side: Axis
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Panzer Lehr's ProfilePanzer Lehr Well Balanced 6
Panzer Lehr's ProfilePanzer Lehr Slightly Pro USSR 8
Expecting_at_crossroad's ProfileExpecting_at_crossroad Well Balanced 8
MOS_96B2P's ProfileMOS_96B2P Slightly Pro Axis 6
Mad Mike's ProfileMad Mike Moderately Pro USSR 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Stonecutter's Profile Stonecutter vs. Panzerschreck77 Panzerschreck77's Profile USSR Axis Minor Defeat 36 72
Axis Mad Mike's Profile Mad Mike vs. H H's Profile USSR Draw 54 54
USSR Mad Mike's Profile Mad Mike vs. H H's Profile Axis USSR Tactical Victory 81 27
Axis Expecting_at_crossroad's Profile Expecting_at_crossroad vs. MOS_96B2P MOS_96B2P's Profile USSR Axis Minor Victory 72 36
USSR Panzer Lehr's Profile Panzer Lehr vs. a1steaks a1steaks's Profile Axis USSR Total Victory 99 9
Private 1st Class
MOS_96B2P Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:04 pm
This involved a lot of infantry fighting in the woods. Most terrain was severely restricted for the few vehicles that were in the scenario. If you want to work on Soviet infantry tactics in woodland fighting give this one a try.
1st Lieutenant
Stonecutter Frid Apr 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Great battle with good tactical challenges for both sides. It is skewed in favour of the Allied player however as they can win the game by hitting two touch objectives, knocking out the small flak guns and then contesting the south bank German objective. In addition, the 5 x SU-76s are a big advantage as the only long range anti-tank assets are the two 20mm flak and they are easily taken out by mortars. The balance could be improved by either of the following:

1) Replace the flak guns with 2 x 20mm armoured cars; or

2) Put the Russian touch objectives on the south side of the map between the edge of the marsh and the village objective.