|Soviets ready for the German counterattack|
|Jon's German column drives on the Soviet Center|
|Bob's German column advances against Soviet left|
|Germans make a left hook toward the objectives|
|Soviet positions collapse|
The rules in use for this game were WWII Spearhead. While I played Spearhead a few times many years ago in microarmor, I recalled very little of the actual game mechanisms. The Sequence of Play seemed straight forward and not too complex. With a veteran umpire at the helm, the game progressed rapidly and smoothly. Moving from my recollections of Spearhead in microarmor up to a game in HO was a new experience. Shocking too. Visually, the closeness of the models in HO I find not as believable as I do in microarmor. Vehicles hub-to-hub is a rub. I need to sit down and read the rules for the author's perspective on this visual disconnect. My preference would be to field fewer models on the table in HO to reduce this visual clutter. Traffic jams were common in this game with many models having little space to move or deploy.
Nevertheless, this was an enjoyable half day out at the gaming table. I look forward to doing this again. Until then, I have rules to read.