Played another game of "Through the Mud and Blood" by Too Fat Lardies this evening. I borrowed another scenario from the "Stout Hearts, Iron Troopers" scenario book and instead of having the USMC attacking a dug in German force, I place the Germans in the attack with a hastily dug in Russian force. Borrowing from the readings of Dennis E. Showalter's book "Tannenberg, Clash of Empires" and drew up a hypothetical battle. Based on my reading of the book I found that a similar situation occurred where the Germans started to close in the Russian army. The Russians in one area had dug in along a wooded area in the attempt to stop the advancing Germans. The Germans had to cross a long open field before reaching the woods. The scenario in the Lardies supplement worked the same way. So I made my adjustments and drew up the two opposing side's orders. The Russians had four squads, each with a big man. The squads were not at full strength. One squad had as few as five men left. They had one SOS barrage (or whatever the Russian term is for this) and a HMG. The Germans attacked with two Platoons of four squads each and only a Prelim Bombardment to start off the game.
Here's a picture of the table before the setup of the blinds.
The left hand side of the table was a little different.
We had fun with this scenario and will be trying it out again in the near future. Here are a few other photos from the game.