Makhno against the Bolsheviks- Chain of Command Russian Civil War

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Jredd
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Re: Makhno against the Bolsheviks- Chain of Command Russian Civil War

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Scott also deployed a support section into the wheat field in the central position. These were green troops, quite possibly freed from being prisoners of war.

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A squad of Bolsheviks, responding to the threat, deployed into the farm area on my left. They would need to move quite quickly into firing positions.

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One of our favourite squads, the ‘yellow hat’ soldiers. These guys would need to work hard to extinguish the shame of formerly fighting on the other side of the revolution.

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After a run of double sixes, Scott was able to advance reasonably quickly. Then his dice managed to get ahead of him. Four (!) sixes summoned a random event. A biplane interrupted proceedings by calmly flying over the town. Whoever it belonged to, it definitely put the fear of God into troops in an exposed position. With alll movement halted for two activations, momentum swung suddenly away from the Ukrainian led army.

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The Bolshevik leader, Raskelnikov, making another appearance. This time he hoped to rouse his defence on the left.

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And then, in a rush of blood, Scott moved his units forward. Was he trying to take advantage of the slightly chaotic Red defences.

Things on my right were also looking tense. Thanks to God (if we still believed in such things) for a ‘3’ at just the right time. My last squad, bolstered with a Lewis gun, deploy just before their opponents deny them their jump-off point.

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The end result of melees across the table? A rout for the Anarchists. My own troops were present in enough numbers to swing both combats. Sadly, many brave souls on both sides went down amidst the bayonets and shovels.

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Zhivago, the Anarchist leader, saw his estimation drop with both men an commanders. Losses in troop numbers will be made up by a full reset. Their Bolshevik opponent will push on with those still under his command. Losses so far have been manageable.

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Re: Makhno against the Bolsheviks- Chain of Command Russian Civil War

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Love it
Interests

Getting slaughtered by a surprising amount of opponents.
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