I can't recall the battle in details. At the start my tanks moved to advantageous positions on the flanks. I was really unhappily surprised when Zabusov's tank survived several tank shots. One of them must have destroy the 125-mm gun, and I was unhappily surprised again when Zabusov continued to fire just as if nothing has happened.
It is sad that there's no T-90 without laser warning.Interesting reading SlySnipers suggestion as I tried to do exactly that. My T90s were very eager to throw up smoke instead of looking for targets so it was frustrating to use them in the attack.
I was just as surprised, but not unhappily ;-) Especially about that hole in the barrel.I can't recall the battle in details. At the start my tanks moved to advantageous positions on the flanks. I was really unhappily surprised when Zabusov's tank survived several tank shots. One of them must have destroy the 125-mm gun, and I was unhappily surprised again when Zabusov continued to fire just as if nothing has happened.
I think the BTR-4 spots better/as good as the BMP-2, but the BMP-3M has advantage. At least that's my memory of playing with them.At least a half of my tanks died without any damage for the opponent. My inexperienceness in handling with ukrainian army appeared too: I didn't expect that the BTR-4 are so 'blind'. Remembering Oplots which always were a menace while my battles against Ukraine, I expected that the modern BTRs aren't much worse in spotting than russian BMPs, but it seems I was mistaken. The agressive mechanized movement against the opponent's central advance axe turned into a slaughter.
Yeah that was a good ambush. That attacking infantry was actually my FO, moving to make an OP out of that buildings.One of the few pleasant moments in this battle was my infantry ambush on the right flank. It was really difficult position for the enemy, and it seems I have used all its possibilities. I hid a squad on the reverse slope outside the building trying to catch attacking russian infantry into a trap. The only thing I had a fear about were the russian ABHE shells - the only way to suppress my soldiers. But they weren't used there. @Lethaface's actions even surpassed my expectations - he moved a BMP very close to the house which was destroyed at the same moment.
I planned that this squad will be supported by the tanks, but @Lethaface's agressive actions scuttled this plan and in several minutes the squad was eliminated.
I have a bit of love/hate with laser warning. I think it saved Zabusov's tank, because he got lazed from behind and make a quick 180degree turn to catch the 125mm on the ERA. But it also can mess up plans for the worse, for example if planning a move with a group of units; a few get laser warning, smoke and reverse. The other vehicles keep on the move, with a hard LOS block between so no mutual support.It is sad that there's no T-90 without laser warning.
I imagine that some of the Ukrainian players were also surprised by the Russians only having two tanks. I think that is what is going to be the most fun in this series - the fact that these are not balanced scenarios so you have to be careful about what you assume. Normally if you were the Ukrainian side and had 6 tanks you would likely assume the Russians had 3 or 4 or had a lot more BMPs that you or both. And as the Russians on the attack with only two tanks you would normally assume the other side might have max 4 but could also have none but a large amount of AT assets. You would never expect 6.I saw some valiant efforts to regroup and stop Ukrainian moves with their Armor. Sometimes going down in defeat to the fact of being out numbered.