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HISTORICON 2009

I unfortunately did not attend the whole convention, so I am dependent on others for pictures. Fortunately, Pete Landry sent some from some games that he and Mike Sincavage ran.

Non-breakthrough at Pless

An armor-heavy German force attack a Polish trench line. Even though Kurt Kramer warned the Germans not to go into the woods, the German commander decided to use a 'covered' approach for his tanks. After the armored force was decimated, the game resulted in a quick Polish victory.
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Into the woods
Into the woods
Into the woods they go.
Predictable Result
Predictable Result
The expected results of unsupported armor attacking trench works in woods...ouch. Maybe the German commander learned not to do it in the next game!

Last charge of the Savoia

Italian cavalry vs Russians. Pete says they completed 8 of 12 turns, and the game was declared a draw leaning towards the Italians as the Savoia should have taken two of three objectives and a good shot at the third.
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Clearing the first Village
Clearing the first village
After clearing resistance from the first village, the mounted cavalry reorganize for the advance.
Cavalry spreads out
Cavalry spreads out
Luckily the Russian mortars were very bad shots, but the cavalry learned quickly to spread out and not form in Napoleonic formations.
Streching the flank
Streching the flank
The cavalry start to pressure the Russians by stretching the flank.
Attacking the second village
Attacking the second village
Two companies of the Savoia charge toward the village while one makes a sweeping flanking maneuver.
Cavalry dismounts to attack
Cavalry dismounts to attack
The dismounted company adds its weight in the attack on the village.

Orsha

I want to thank Steven Lee for these photos of Mike and Pete's Orsha game. Heavy metal on the board (was the Thor actually used in the game)?
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Orsha 1
Orsha 1
A Thor mortar!
Orsha 2
Orsha 2
In the village
Orsha 3
Orsha 3
Russian tanks advance and take losses
Orsha 3
Orsha 4
Another ange
Orsha 5
Orsha 5
Mr. Landry presides.

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