I played Zeke in LSSAH21 The Brickyard. Zeke took the Russians since ROAR has it 2:1 pro-Russians and deservedly so. The Germans have to take a 3 hex stone building while staying under a 31 CVP cap. The Russians have a 2:1 infantry advantage which is significant even though they are 1st Line Russian Rifle squads to 5-4-8 SS squads who are mostly deployed in small halftracks. I also had an smg halftrack and three Mk 4 panzers but they would be countered by 3 T34s on turn 2.
My plan was to try and encircle the victory building to weaken the Russian numerical advantage with morale and fire modifiers. Not gonna happen. The left flank bounced a dummy stack while the right flank thought they had a LOS free approach to the brickyard. NOPE, there was a HIP Russian squad that Pinned all three half squads although it broke on the FPF. My smg HT was recalled by the Russian sniper before it could do anything. The Russian AT gun nailed two half tracks when it revealed itself and a Russian ATR accounted for another. Just over one turn down and I was already half way to my CVP cap. When the Russian tanks came on in the required platoon movement, the middle tank immobilized when they rolled into position to fire on one of my tanks. I had the advantage in the resulting gun duel and destroyed the lead T34 while maintaining rate but didn't get to use it. The immobilized T34 responded with an APCR critical hit to burn the Mark 4. The Russian infantry accounted for another halftrack and then the ATG, manned by a squad, intensive fired to hit and kill another Mark 4 throwing me over the CVP cap. Congratulations to Zeke on his successful defense of the brickyard.
I am writing to relax. I am hyper having just pulled out a colonoscopy win in the last turn of my VASL league game. After being smacked around like a red haired stepchild for most of the game (my opponent averaged a 4 on his first 5 or 6 IFT shots). I can't complain about those rolls though, I had several useful low rolls late in the game including snakes on a mortar hit versus a concealed HS in the jungle that would have sealed my fate and another snakes with a captured FT into a melee in a VC location that killed everybody. That's why we love this game.