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War of the Rats ETO (id:#56658)
Multi-Man Publishing (ASL Starter Kit #1 ID:S2)
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Designer: Ken Dunn & Brian Youse
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German tactics failed inside the confines of Stalingrad as the Russians were able to dig in and fight from every building. The confines of the city stifled manoeuvre, and German superiority in artillery, air power, and armor were rendered ineffective as the infantry of both sides intermingled while fighting for each block of the city. This was Rattenkrieg – the war of the rats.
Attacker: German (94th Infantry Division)
Defender: Russian (62nd Army/Ad Hoc "Shock Group")  
Turns: 6     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Stalingrad, Russia 1942-09-26
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:11.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: German 5-4-8s have +2 Smoke Exponent; make smoke on dr of 4 or less.
Map Board(s): z
Overlays: NONE
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2020-02-15(D) Jonathan Townsend vs Russian win
2020-02-15(D) Jonathan Townsend vs Russian win
2020-02-15(D) Jonathan Townsend vs Russian win
2020-02-09(D) Tim Wiegmann vs Jonas Warias German winIn a rather embarrassing performance, the Russian commander confused the victory conditions and stalwartly defended an unimportant building. Nice game nonetheless.
2019-12-08(D) Jacob Elmqvist vs Ingemar Gardell Russian win
2019-11-17(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Ritter, Lew German win
2019-09-23(D) David Garvin vs Nick Faryna German winNick is a new player. His initial turn was typical for a new player: plenty of prep fire and no results. He quickly ramped up the aggressive nature required to attack and ended up in one turn engaging in 4 (four!) close combat attacks against me. In each attack he had the better odds and ended up taking out the objective buildings in quick succession on turns 4 to 6. Great match!
2019-09-14(A) David Garvin vs David Hughes German win
2019-07-12(D) Javier Rodrigo Ballesteros vs CFernández German win
2019-07-12(A) Vilis Pavulans vs Tim Hundsdorfer German win
2019-05-29(D) Tom Kearney vs Eric Gray Russian winNew player development.
2019-04-21(D) Michael Focht vs Michael Focht, Jr. Russian win
2019-04-14(A) Michael Focht vs Michael Focht, Jr. German win
2019-02-24(D) Mark Peak vs Matt Peak Russian win
2019-02-17(A) Dan Best vs Ben Kacirek German win
2019-01-22(D) Daniel Alm vs anon German win
2018-12-31(A) santiago jimenez vs Greg Wytaske Russian win
2018-12-25(A) Mark Peak vs Marco Sommi German winLost my German FT on the first turn but Marco left an opening on the far flank and I steamrolled through with some nice rolls. Had a demo charge do some damage in the main area and after that, it was mostly just mopping up.
2018-12-19(D) Miguel De Abella vs Esteban German winRendición en Turno 3.
2018-12-04(A) Scott Fischbein vs Clark Traviglini German winClark's first game of ASLSK! Scenario was a good one as always - great intro to city fighting ASLSK style. Clark made some mistakes in his setup and took a few too many FPF shots with brittle conscripts, and ended up conceding in turn 3 when his reinforcements failed to show up and the Germans had control of all three victory buildings. Was fun to get back to the starter kits after getting started that way myself about a decade ago. If we had more time, I would have probably just jumped in and taught him the full game, but since we were trying to get a learning scenario finished on a week night, SK was the perfect way to go. We'll switch to full ASL in no time!
2018-11-24(D) Jonathan Kapleau vs Acton, Patrick Russian win
2018-10-20(A) Tom Abromaitis vs Travis Crowe Russian winAlways a good scenario. A couple last turn CCs sealed the deal but it was really decided in a nasty Russian PFPh...
2018-08-16(D) davide galloni vs Alle Russian wintraining
2018-07-22(A) Richard Jenulis vs Greg Aro German win
2018-06-01(A) Max Malm vs Amanda German win
2018-05-04(D) Giorgos Magos vs German win
2018-03-24(A) Tripp Killin vs Sebastian Killin German winGermans used their toys to good effect (i.e. FT didn't X), and Russians didn't get their reinforcements until Turn 6, when it was far too late.
2018-01-20(D) David Garvin vs Roger Lemaster In progress
2018-01-08(A) David Garvin vs Stefano Oddo In progress
2018-01-07(D) Conny Delshagen vs Kim Russian win
2018-01-01(A) Kim Eriksson vs Conny Russian win
2017-12-21(A) David Garvin vs Brian McKinley German win
2017-11-24(D) Jonathan Kapleau vs Cohen, Dave Russian win
2017-11-13(A) Scott Sherer vs D. Bruce Weston Russian win
2017-10-13(D) Kermit Mullins vs Scott Waites German win
2017-09-15(D) Jonathan Kapleau vs Taylor, Greg German win
2017-09-08(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Zucker, Daniel Russian win
2017-06-22(D) Jonathan Kapleau vs Zucker, Daniel Russian win
2017-05-12(D) Seumas Hoskins vs Dean Russian winRussians focused defenses mostly on eastern side while Germans attempted a blended approach. Fierce fighting in the north led to a crippled German killstack while conscript skulking in the far southwest kept the flamethrower from reaching the objective buildings.
2017-04-23(D) Louis Langdeau vs Andrew S German winA combination of overly aggressive usage of FPF with my conscripts, and some truly horrific rolls, left me with 4 GO squads on the back half of turn two. We called it after I lost another two squads in CC.
2017-03-12(A) Jim Rupp vs James L. Russian winTried to do a quick turn on this scenario, but ended up calling it after two hours. The German's dice just didn't want to roll good. Lots of breaks and no MCs/Ks when firing.
2017-02-26(D) Tom Abromaitis vs German win
2017-02-22(A) Bob Davis vs David D German winI played very aggressively. Got lucky with dice rolls on turn 1 and that set the whole tone of the game. David gave up during my phase of turn 4 as I was about to take the third building. MY FIRST ASL WIN!
2017-02-21(A) Scott Fischbein vs Michael Holy In progressUnfinished game - had to call it on turn 4 for lack of time.
2017-02-18(A) Bob Davis vs Steve M In progressI played as the Russians. Should have been more aggressive. Should have used smoke more. Didn't finish
2017-01-29(A) Carlos Roig vs Russia German winWe had to leave the game in the russia 5th turn with some advantage for the germans. In the turn and a half left the germans had everything almost done to finish winning
2017-01-29(A) J M vs German win
2017-01-26(D) Tom Abromaitis vs Matt Russman Russian win
2016-12-20(A) davide galloni vs luca German win
2016-11-12(D) Jeff B vs Bronson Barnhart Russian winGermans were very tentative in crossing the street, opting to shoot more often than scoot. Not sure that I blame them though as the Russians had two monster kill stacks holding down the flanks.
2016-10-12(A) Tom Abromaitis vs Austin Brace Russian winSnakes on a crucial CC really ended the day for the Germans...
2016-08-04(D) Ed Brogden vs Slot German winThis was a reintroduction to ASL for me. It was a fun fast scenario. And it turned out my poor initial placement did not matter, as I rolled 12 after 12 after 12, defying the laws of statistical probability.
2016-07-24(A) Tom Abromaitis vs Russian winA brutal Russian counterattack sealed this one.
2016-06-22(D) Michael Focht vs Dave Dentel Russian win
2016-05-01(A) David Garvin vs Patrick Ireland German win
2016-01-15(A) David Garvin vs Craig Stark German win
2015-11-02(A) Alberto Griffa vs Mario Aceto Russian win
2015-10-25(D) Richard Jenulis vs Jeff Grado Russian win
2015-10-12(A) Alberto Griffa vs Jack Dempsey Russian win
2015-09-27(A) Dmitry Klyuykov vs Anna Russian winSoviet Reinforcements on Turn one is a disaster.
2015-08-28(A) Ken Monson vs Joe Gauthier German winFairly easy romp against the Russian defenders, although I was rolling extremely well and my opponent very badly.
2015-08-26(D) Michael Focht vs Darren Jones Russian win
2015-08-04(A) David Garvin vs German win
2015-07-21(A) Thierry Mathy vs Thomas German win
2015-06-23(A) santiago jimenez vs Andy Weller Russian win
2015-06-01(D) Andy Waller vs Santiago Jimenez Russian winEffective use of smoke is essential in this fun scenario.
2015-05-29(D) santiago jimenez vs Stephen Tam German win
2015-03-07(D) Richard Jenulis vs Trent Mercy Russian win
2015-01-17(D) Michael Focht vs Gordon Stewart Russian win
2014-10-26(A) Dmitry Klyuykov vs Grugnir German win
2014-07-23(A) santiago jimenez vs Jorge Suarez Russian win
2014-04-01(D) Russell Dewhurst vs Chris Martineau Russian win
2014-03-30(A) J M vs Russian win
2014-03-15(A) leo zhu vs AraKalLek German win玩到第2回合德军行动完后,苏军死伤过半,AraKalLek掀桌了
2014-03-09(D) Aaron Sibley vs Rosta Russian winGave the balance as he his still learning.
2014-01-31(D) Merric Blackman vs Kalum German win
2014-01-11(A) Merric Blackman vs Michael Elshaug Russian win
2014-01-11(A) Jeff T vs Gabriel German winGabe and I decided to try the 2nd ASLSK scenario. For some reason he wanted to play the Russians, so I let him setup. He did a pretty good job (only his 2nd game) keeping his forces back to avoid the 9-2 German death star, but he left a few of the approach hexes undefended and allowed my Germans to get up close and personal. I whittled him down, breaking squads and pushing him back. He could have used his reinforcements a turn earlier, they came in on Russian 3. By then, my Germans had the advantage and he had to counterattack. The flamethrower broke the 9-2 stack in the woods and his 5-2-7 squads kept pinning and he conceded after Turn 4 when I broke his final 5-2-7. He lost 2 leaders to wounds and the 9-1 to close combat. German victory.
2013-05-29(D) Don Lazov vs OttoBomb Russian winPzPenguin Battle # 004
2013-03-02(A) Jonathan Davis vs Scott Eichelberger German winGermans successfully used all SW and smoke to full advantage, going up the middle to divide and conquer.
2012-12-29(A) Steffen Knippel vs Shane McKenzie German win
2012-06-10(A) O Ramaille vs Russian winThe german strategy was to first focus their attack on the 2 most weakly defended buildings. However, it was not as quick as expected and the russian were successful in defending the last building. Remaining forces : - Russian : 4 unbroken squads + 1 leader - German : 3 unbroken squads + 2 leaders
2012-02-16(D) Thierry Mathy vs Simo477 Russian win
2011-12-31(D) Paul Jones vs Matt Osterhaus Russian winGermans decimated as they crossed the street
2011-11-30(A) Brian Ogstad vs Gavin Ogstad Russian win
2011-11-21(A) Paul Jones vs Matt Osterhaus German winRussians took a bit of a battering and couldn't stop the German advance.
2011-11-10(A) Michal Kostan vs [solo] Russian win
2011-08-29(D) Stefan C vs Matt O Russian winRussian reinforcements arrive turn 2, Germans suffered early casualties and flame thrower loss, could never push further.
2011-08-27(A) Stefan C vs Matt O German winGermans overpowered Russians (placed units too close to German start), Russians gave up turn 2
2011-04-07(D) Damon Baume vs Terry Mealy Russian win
2010-12-24(A) Jeff Coleman vs Tyler German winGermans overpowered Russians,Russians gave up 3rd turn
2010-12-09(D) Damon Baume vs Richard Salisbury Russian win
2010-11-24(A) Martí Cabré vs Albert Alegre German winEasy VASSAL win against Padawan. Defenses were too exposed and I just blasted them and then quickly take the buildings.
2010-09-04(A) Don Lazov vs Morgan McDermott German win
2010-06-09(A) Kermit Mullins vs Scott Waites German winFor once a plan of attack actually worked...Dice helped
2010-05-23(D) Paul Jaschke vs Dave German winInteresting scenario. Took a severe beating from flamethrower. Demo charges never really played a big part. Got my reinforcements on the last turn but he was too well setup in the buildings by then. Russian really needs to have a good fallback plan before setup.
2010-01-01(A) Richard Jenulis vs Nicholas Coelho Russian win[exact date unknown]
2009-12-14(A) Thierry Mathy vs Norman Jacobs Russian win
2009-11-24(D) John Shingara vs Cliff Smith German winBrutal beating. Held out 'til last turn, but was utterly destroyed.
2009-11-12(D) Scott Bluerock vs sbluerock German winDefended an extra building to Russian dismay.
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War of the Rats [Confirmed]
[A] Russian 144
[D] German 145
Wednesday 19 February 2020 09:14:49 AM  (c)dramsey 2020