Lt Fitzworth Avg
Sgt Hanks 1st squad Avg
Sgt Jackson 2nd squad pragmatic/wealth Good
1st FT (dragon) Cpl Hanks Generous/wealth +1 Good
2nd FT (LMG) Cpl Reyes Haughty/ Hedonism poor
They had been pulled off the line the second day to restock and rest. It snowed that night. The next day the Russian sledghammer they had been warned about hit and the front was breaking open. The LT said they were to advance to a position 5 klicks west of Mittlekoph and hold the road open for retreating troops. Jackson didn't like the sound of that.
US sets up middle and to the left. Russians expected from the right. Lt puts Jackson into the farm, center. 1st squad dragon on hill bottom left and LMG with platoon HQ in building bottom .
Engines heard coming down the road!
Beat up US vehicles coming down the road. In this variant if 2 of these vehicles are KOed the US loses.
Great game that was a definite win for the pathfinders. Post battle 1st squad's Sgt Hanks leadership improves to "good". Lt Fitzworth puts Sgt Jackson in for a Bronze Star for his defense of the farm but Capt Lee doesn't feel there is enough there to forward. Finally there is a shortage of Laws so the squad only gets 2 for the next mission. Then Sgt Jackson meets SSgt Alcantera of the battalion supply and manages to scrounge 2 more.