So I have been behind with a couple reports, one is even lacking pictures. So much for the ideals of a plan. 8P
Last Thurs I had a great fun match up with Jason and his Sperrverbande. We had 1000 points agreed upon and we rolled No Retreat.
a couple effing Sperr platoons
4x Pak 40's
I had HQ
2 x Cav Plt, 1 patrol each
He had a couple Pak 40's and an infantry platoon on my left.
In a terrible repeat of my last attack against a Sperr unit my feint up the right flank failed to get any successful ranging attempts. It did however pop his KG of infantry and two Pak 40's in ambush which massacred my Sacrificial Stuart Platoon in short order. Then the StG's appeared.
I did eventually move my main effort to the other flank after successfully bailing two and killing one StuG with a, wait for it, yes an artillery barrage!
It finally came down to assaulting, fighting over a wee patch of ground near a field that HQ wanted us to take.
Assault and counter assault...Shermans and then Scotts. Finally time was up and we called it a draw. Edge to Jason I think.
Cheers mate, always fun to play against.;-)
Next Bat Rep, my inaugural 4x4 table match in my shed with Simon and his Welsh Guards.
600 pointer because we were supposed to be doing yard work etc.
His Welsh Guards
2 Full (?)Infantry Platoons with Piats
UC Recce Plt with .50 cals(!)
HQ (2xM8 Greyhounds)
1 Cav Patrol (M8, recon jeep, mortar jeep)
Full Cbt Eng Plt with 2 Bzks
One objective going live on turn 3, the tea room in a pink farmhouse, (the yanks heard it was coffee and doughnuts...)dead center.
The Welsh infantry were working up my left through a wood and trying to hold the center behind a hedge with a Sherman platoon behind a hedge on my right.
The cav pulls their recon moves and hopes for some infantry to MG.
While they worry about when and where the Shermans will move.
Stuart platoon sprints up to threaten the center.
The Scotts open up but are ineffectual.
Only to be sniped by a Shermans 75mm later!
Infantry on our left!
We hammer the center with MG's and mortars again. Killing a couple teams. They decide to dig in and let their bros do the work.
Bag a UC and that's it with the M8 37mm
We move to support our Recon patrol, after the M8 gets bagged.
Then the Stuarts get all crazy and jump through the woods. They actually bag a Sherman and bail one!
My assault skills are still lacking, I fail to support my teams properly.
We assault and counter assault.
It comes down to the last counter assault and Simon gets us.
Great game Simon!