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R2V February Thaw - Combat Mission: Fortress Italy

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R2V February Thaw

Axis 3 - 0 - 4 Allies
Rating: 9.13 (11)
Games Played: 7
SM: 7
Turns: 90
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
Downloads: 38
Mountain Infantry companies meet toe to toe in the foothills just west of the Appennines. This meeting engagement is suitable for all modes of play.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Stonecutter's ProfileStonecutter Well Balanced 8
Guardsman's ProfileGuardsman Slightly Pro Allies 8
Mad Mike's ProfileMad Mike Slightly Pro Allies 9
Jobu88's ProfileJobu88 Well Balanced 8
Shorker's ProfileShorker Well Balanced 8
Stonecutter Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Excellent map with rolling hills and mix of open and wooded terrain coupled with really good VP objectives. This is an all infantry battle at roughly battalion(-) level except for some onboard mortars and a single SdKfz 251 halftrack. A nice size dismounted infantry force for both sides. The German MG42s and MP40s provide a firepower advantage at long and short range while the Allied side has more troops to offset this advantage. Overall, a fun battle and a great way to practice infantry tactics in CM!!
1st Lieutenant
Guardsman Frid Feb 14, 2020 10:54 am
Interesting hilly map, decent forces for both sides. I only gave the allies a slight edge as they seemed to outgun me in any firefight that broke out, close or long range.
Mad Mike
Brigadier General
Mad Mike Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:28 am
Good map with interesting forces. The Allies sure bring some firepower, especially huge amounts of Rifle grenades, which are quite accurate too. German player has to work hard to have a chance in this one.
Major General
Jobu88 Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:14 am
Nice map with plenty of options for both sides.
"A bad plan is still better than no plan at all." -- Mikhail Tal

Warrant Officer
Lond0ner Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:52 pm
Very pretty map and nice scenario, although can't help thinking this would have made a fascinating A/D instead of ME.
1st Lieutenant
Duff Frid Sep 11, 2020 12:02 am
Seems balanced to me. Allies have more troops and Axis have a few more gadgets. The geographic dispersion of the objectives makes for some interesting tactical dilemmas and quite a bit of adjustments on the fly depending on what you see (or think you see) your opponent doing. And a well-designed map too. Highly entertaining but perhaps just slightly too long.
1st Lieutenant
Guardsman Frid Sep 18, 2020 10:59 am
Infantry fight with Great map and good objectives but with two decent opponents, its very hard to gain a strong enough advantage over the other so a draw is likely unless one side gets creamed somewhere on the map.