In what seems to be a new tradition of games with no connection to the current day of note, here are some shots of today's Memoir 44 East Front game which I would have won if the victory conditions had been different.
Scenario 2 from the Red Book. The Huns brace themselves for their second attempt to cross the river and press deeper into Mother Russia.
Here we see me in my guise as Commissar picking my card a turn in advance. Improved my play no end.
The scenario as usual, adapted smoothly to Memoir. Prior to picking sides Ron gratuitously threw in some trenches to thicken up the defenses. He was sorry later. The game opened with a tank battle raging across the river which ended with both sides pulling back to lick wounds. Ron then shifted the weight of his attack to the ford. I repulsed the first attack but as my casualties mounted and holes opened in my line I couldn't stop him from establishing a bridgehead. A counter attack by my armour backed by artillery brought him to the brink of defeat but he counter attacked in turn.
Initially Ron assigned the defender a break point of 7 and the attacker a break point of 9 but before we started he asked if I'd rather have both sides have the same breakpoint. I waffled. When he destroyed my 7th unit he asked if I wanted to play on till 9 units so I flipped the hidden card revealing an off table barrage from heavy guns, blowing his 9th unit to smithereens. Since we hadn't settled it in advance and since he had just gifted me with my own copy of Battlecry, it seemed only right that his prior victory should stand. Another exciting squeaker of a game where the advantage had shifted back and forth.