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Jackrabbit Flats 1.0

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This scenario was written in response to the discussion in a forum thread about the use of "realistic" tactics in SB multi-player games. It is my belief that the trend in SB MP games over the course of the past few years to disperse units further than one would expect a professional tanker to do is a function of several factors. One of those factors is scenario design that does not attempt to value terrain the way it most likely would be in real life. Because the SB1 model does not depict the difficulty real tracked vehicles have in climbing and traversing slopes, vehicle movement is not restricted and channelized the way it is in real life. Accordingly, a large percentage, or so it seems to me, of SB MP games involve meeting engagements where the two sides snipe at each other from distances of a couple kilometers from one ridge line to another. So, in this scenario, I've chosen an objective in a flat open area and provided some cover for the defender. The composition of the forces was chosen so that the defender does not have enough to defend the entire map -- he must decide what is important to defend and what he can give up. Similarly, the attacker does not have enough to play a game of smash-mouth football -- he must try and gain local superiority in the gaps of the defense. The ammo was chosen (M829 & DM33) to force the sides to depend more on manuever than long range gunnery. I originally intended that this scenario be a submission for TGIF play, however, after playtesting with Shermanswar, he basically rejected it in its present form. So I'm posting it here -- with this long description -- as a contrast to other scenarios, not so much with the intent that it actually be played.

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