BATTLE GROUP ORGANISATION CHART Platoon German
|Total Points 602|
|Total BR 35|
|Pts||Forward HQ (L,AFS)||BR||Men|
|24||FHQ 251/1 (r) (SnrO, AS,U)||3||3|
|26||LAC kubelwagen (r) (O,3+AiS,U)||1||2|
|18||Forward Signals truck (r) (Comms)||1||3|
|100||Pz Grenadier Plt (r)||11|
|5||Pz Gren Plt Command (O, MS) (At gren)||6|
|15||3 x Squads AT Gren||15|
|3 x MG34||9|
|Pts||Tanks (R,E, L, S)||BR||Men|
|150||3x Pz IV H squ (r) (1 x O, MS) (U, Un)||9|
|72||Off table 2x120mm mortars||0|
|15||1x Sniper & Spotter||1||2|
|18||Motorcycle recon patrol ( r) (s,ms)||1||3|
|8||1 x Med truck (i) (rsp, un)||1|
|111||Pz IV H squ||HE||2|
|112||Pz IV H squ||HE||2|
|113||Pz IV H squ||HE||2|
I didn't take notes so my write up is based on memory. All faults as usual are mine.
My opponent for the last game was Jonathan a local gamer with a lovely painted collection of Soviets. We had a great time chatting just as much as playing which swung this game in to my favorite of the weekend.
Jonathon gained a SU122 from the Soviet pool. I think I was unlucky to face both reserves out of 3 games. This increased Jonathan's overall BR, as did his d6 roll for taking an NKVD officer.
Unlike Saturday I was out scouted, by a neat trick of taking lots of snipers. Snipers had the advantage of not counting towards BR when destroyed. A trick Jonathan picked up from Guy my regular opponent!
So first blood to Jonathan.
|T34 platoon rolls on board to support the snipers|
|Snipers reach the outskirts of the village|
|Artistic shot of the T34s|
|My first move. What you see is the PzIV platoon command left to call in the mortars and the forward HQ in the half track which can also call in mortars.|
|Jonathan contemplating his 40 plus BR of forces.|
|Move 2 and the Soviets take me by surprise covering so much ground. The T34 has a special mobility rule that enables it to go over most terrain without all the normal penalties. The coloured cotton wool is the objective for both sides.|
|Ambush fire orders|
|My 120mm mortars destroy a T34. Huzzah!|
|Soviet snipers infiltrate the village. This chaps lips were painted. I say this to illustrate the level of detail. I did make the faux par of asking if he was one of the dreaded Soviet female snipers|
|A Sturmovik arrived and attacked causing me to take a chit. I think it's useful to take some air assets just for the automatic taking of a BR counter.|
|More Soviets pour on. An infantry platoon and some T70s and more T34s.|
|Soviets dominating the village|
|My troops before the start of my turn 2.|
|The Ferdinand pinned result is courtesy of the T70. Cheeky blighter but good tactic. Spot the T34 ready for a flank shot|
|My mortars strike again destroying a T34|
|The T70s take the objective. Another BR chit for me.|
|My infantry reinforcements heading for the right hand woods and the hidden T34|
|This turn I failed to get my 120mm mortars in to do more damage. All Soviets are now on table, with 2 German still to come on - the supply truck, and the LAC.|
|My Ferdinand target 2 T34s just out of shot centre bottom and ...|
|My Ferdinand misses a point blank side shot at a T70. My 120mm mortars come through and destroy a T70. Another T70 having survived an ill advised area shot from my PzIV (should have fired direct AP) moves in to attack from the side... and misses|
|Atmospheric shaky shot|
|The final move. My infantry continue their assaults on the T34s in the left hand field to no avail. Lots of poor dice here with no results except I lose a squad.|
So a loss for Germany again. Consistent play by me. My tale of the game misses out the heroic actions we managed to get, but neither of us managed to do something worthwhile with them that I remember.