Dienstag, 30. Juli 2013

Operation Overlord - Attack on Hill 192

The campaign is soon coming to an end and so we had a go at the fifth battlereport. Last time the men of dog company, lead by Captain Simmons liberated Cerisy-la-forêt and captured a german supply column. With the town taken the move out south east to attack Hill 192 overlooking the area of Saint-Lô.

Attacker, Rifle Company, 2nd Infantry Division
Company HQ, with 2x Bazookas
Rifle Platoon, 2x Squads
Rifle Platoon, 2x Squads
Weapons Platoon, 1x Machine-gun Sections, 1x Mortar Section
Intelligence & Recon Platoon, 3x Squads
Anti-Tank Platoon, 3x Sections
Engineer Combat Platoon, 2x Squads, 4x Bazookas
Independent Tank Platoon, 5x M4A1 Sherman
Independent Tank Platoon, 5x M5A1 Stuart 
Sherman Assault Gun Platoon (2nd A.D.), 3x M4 (105) Sherman
Field Artillery Battery, 4x M2A1 105mm howitzer
Corps Armored Field Artillery Battery, 6x M7 Priests HMC
AOP

Hauptmann Krüger has established a defensiv position around manor north of Hill 192.  He is unaware of the imminent attack.

Defender, Füsilierkompanie, 352 Infanteriedivision
Füsilierkompanie HQ,  2x Panzerknacker SMG
Füsilier Platoon, 3x Squads, 1x Panzerknacker SMG
Füsilier Platoon, 3x Squads, 1x Panzerknacker SMG
Füsilier Platoon, 3x Squads, 1x Panzerknacker SMG
Füsilier Machine-gun Platoon, 3x MG42 HMG
Füsilier Regimental Anti-Tank Gun Platoon, 3x 7.5cm PaK40 gun
StuG Platoon, 3x StuG G
StuG Platoon, 3x StuG G
Festungs Heavy Artillery Battery, 4x 15cm sFH18 howitzer

The Mission: Counterattack
"Captain, the liberation of Cerisy-la-forêt, has put us in the position to make a swift attack on Hill 192. The enemy seems unaware of the importance of this position, take it with a suprise attack. Except a Füsilierkompanie holding a manor north of the Hill german resistance is expected to be negligible. Good Luck."

The Battlefield

Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013

Operation Overlord - German Withdrawal from Le-Molay-Littry

For our fourth battlereport for Operation Overlord, Maurus and I decided to go on with the "Storyline" unfolding around the men of a rifle company of the second infantry division. In the last report, the G.I.'s hold of a german counterattack near the town of Le-Molay-Littry. The Germans could be stopped at the last moment and now the doughboys are once again on the offensiv, while the germans try to save thier supplies.

Attacker, Rifle Company, 2nd Infantry Division
Company HQ, with 2x Bazookas
Rifle Platoon, 3x Squads
Rifle Platoon, 3x Squads
Weapons Platoon, 2x Machine-gun Sections, 1x Mortar Section
Machine-gun Platoon, 2x Machine-gun Sections, 1x Bazooka
Intelligence & Recon Platoon, 3x Squads
Anti-Tank Platoon, 3x Sections and 3x Bazooka
Independent Tank Platoon, 5x M4A1 Sherman
Sherman Assault Gun Platoon (2nd A.D.), 3x M4 (105) Sherman
Field Artillery Battery, 4x M2A1 105mm howitzer
Corps Armored Field Artillery Battery, 6x M7 Priests HMC
AOP

The Führer might have given the order not to take a step back, but to hold the german postion south of Le-Molay Littry is hopeless. The german Hauptmann has orderd a withdrawal to the defensive line northeast of Hill 192.

Defender, Grenadierkompanie, 352 Infanterie Division
Grenadierkompanie HQ,  with 1x Panzerschreck
Grenadier Platoon, 3x Squads
Grenadier Platoon, 3x Squads
Grenadier Platoon, 3x Squads
Grenadier Machine-gun Platoon, 2x Machine-gun Sections
Grenadier Anti-tank Gun Platoon, 3x 7.5cm PaK40 gun
Panzer Platoon, 4x Panzer IV H
Tank-hunter Platoon, 3x Hornisse
Artillery Battery, 4x 10.5cm leFH18 howitzer

The Mission: Fighting Withdrawal

"Captian, our division has overrun the german positions south of Le-Molay-Littry and has cleared the forest of Cerisy. Elements of the 352th Inf. Div. are retreating through the village of Cerisy-la-forêt. They escort supplies originaly for the ill-fated offensiv. Your mission is to destroy the retreating german coloum and to clear Cerisy-la-forêt."

The Battlefield



Freitag, 19. Juli 2013

Operation Overlord - German Counterattack at Le-Molay-Littry

For our third battlereport we decided to go for a German counterattack towards the Omaha Beach/Sword Beach sector. Le-Molay-Littry is a important traffic hub in that region and so the Germans unleashed the dreaded Tiger tanks of 503. Schwere Panzerkompanie against it.

Attacker, Schwere Panzerkompanie, 503. Schwere Panzerabteilung:

Kompanie HQ, 1x Tiger 1E
Schweres Panzer Platoon, 4x Tiger 1E
Schweres Panzer Platoon, 2x Tiger 1E
21. Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun Platoon, 2x 8.8cm FlaK36 with extra Crew
21. Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon, 3x Squads

Between the Beaches and the attacking Panzers lies the 2nd Infantry Division and "The Indianheads" are keen to repel the attack.

Defender, Rifle Company, 2nd Infantry Division:

Company HQ, with 2x Bazookas
Rifle Platoon, 3x Squads
Rifle Platoon, 3x Squads
Intelligence & Recon Platoon, 3x Squads
Anti-Tank Platoon, 3x Section and 3x Bazooka
Independent Tank Platoon, 5x M4A1 Sherman
Independent Tank Platoon, 4x M4A1 Sherman
Field Artillery Battery, 4x M2A1 105mm howitzer
Corps Armored Field Artillery Battery, 6x M7 Priests HMC
Priority Air Suport, P-47
AOP


The mission was: Hold the Line

"Captain, Elements of 503. Heavy Tankbattalion are on the way for the town of Le-Molay-Littry. You must hold the line at any cost! If you fail they might threaten the security of the beachhead. Good Luck!"

The Battlefield

 

In the early morning hours an plane made this photo from the battlefield.

Montag, 15. Juli 2013

Operation Overlord - Attack on Lison


Our second battlereport for Operation Overlord. This time my Armored Rifles hit Philipps Grenadierkompanie in a Fithing Withdrawal.

 "Vor der Kaserne,
Vor dem großen Tor,
Steht n'Laterne,
Und steht sie noch davor,
 Dort woll'n wir uns wieder seh'n,
Bei der Laterne wollen wir steh'n,
Wie einst, Lili Marleen.
 ..."

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO0lUXnAs-U


Armored Rifle Company 4th Armored Division
  • HQ with Bazooka
  • 2 Armored Rifle Platoon
  • 6 Priest
  • Armored Anti-Tank Platoon
  • Recon Platoon
  • 5 Sherman M4A1
Grenadierkompanie
  • HQ
  • 3 Grenadier Platoon
  • Grenadier Scout Platoon
  • Grenadier Machine-Gun Platoon
  • 3 PaK40
  • 3StuG G
  • 5 Panzer IV (SS)
  • 3 Nebelwerfer
  • 4 15cm sFH18



SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

Table befor deployment.

Freitag, 5. Juli 2013

Operation Overlord - Juno Beach


"Ici Londres! Les Français parlent aux Français...
Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l’autome
Blessent mon cœur
D’une langueur Monotone."

We, that's our local gaming group here in Switzerland, want to take part in this Great Crusade, and here we have our first battlereport. Mauri and I played a Hit the Beach Mission in the Canadian Sector of the Landings. As we don't own all the special modells we had to proxy some of the fortifications, DD Shermans, Crabflails and the Commandos are not painted.

So...

Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.


Markus/s Assault Company (3rd Canadian)
  • HQ
  • 3 Full Assault Platoon
  • 1 Comando Company
  • Breaching Group with 4 AVRE
  • 3 DD Sherman
  • 4 Priests
  • AOP
Mauris/s Festungskompanie Normandy (Sword)
  • HQ (Panzerknacker)
  • Sword Widerstandsnest (Pak40 Pillbox, Pak38 Pillbox, 4 HMG Nests, 3 Mortar Nest)s
  • 4 Minefields
  • 2 Barbed Wire
  • Full Füsilier Platoon
  • Full Ost Grenadier Platoon
  • Festungs Artillery Battery



SETUP AND DEPLOYMENT

Center of the table