It is a ritual that I follow with every Combat Mission release: fight the smallest battle first.
For Fire and Rubble, the battle involved the newly added Soviet partisan units. The scenario simulates a skirmish in Belarus during the last throws of the Battle for Minsk.
A 30 men or so "Company" of Partisans is hunting a torn down German unit of stragglers who have taken refuge on a hamlet somewhere in the countryside.
|After firing with gusto at the enemy, a reinforcement squad (far background in this screenshot) spots German infantry withdrawing from the house we just targeted. These pea-shooters we use pack quite a punch, the enemy is terrified! I thought.|
|It turns out that the Germans have turned back and started shooting at us. Quite a shock for us. Only a few made it through the door.|
|One "panicked" German taking advantage of an open flank.|
This was quite a Combat Mission moment!