Two turns executed, two AFVs exterminated… this year’s play-by-comment CM game is proving extremely deadly. Can we get through sixty seconds of tank-on-tank action without a slaying? Let’s find out.
The lethality of turns 1 and 2 seems to have inspired rather than alarmed the Comment Commanders controlling the King Tiger and IS-2. Both of the super heavyweights manoeuvre aggressively during turn 3.
Proving waypoints aren’t always followed religiously in CMRT, the IS-2 chooses to detour through a low wall on its way to a destination just north of the university. An exchange with the nearby, building-screened Panther – also on the move – seems on the cards, but both AFVs brake before LoS lines clear.
At the other end of the map, showing a remarkable turn of speed, the King Tiger returns to the dingy square where it spawned.
Its choreographer is hoping the T-34-85 will venture south-eastward this turn, and – as it happens – the enemy TC has plotted just such a movement albeit at a speed that makes the German gunner’s job bally tricky. The chap aiming the KwK 43 struggles to track the fast-moving dyspeptic dacha as it emerges from the alley and races past. It’s only when, in the final seconds of the turn, the T-34 comes to an abrupt halt circa d15SE, that he realises the golden opportunity isn’t going to slip through his mittened fingers.
You don’t have to be Nostradamus to predict what’s likely to happen at the start of turn 4.
Also this sixty…
The Tiger repaired to Fish Street and the SU-100 found a position that gives it a commanding view along Boleslav Bridge and Warsaw Street.
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